FASTTAKES: Nortel, Alca-Lu, Google, Telstra, MS, Ericsson

Staff writer
20 Nov 2009

Nortel will today begin the auction for its Optical Networking and Carrier Ethernet assets. NSN and private investment firm One Equity are rumored to have made a joint offer to challenge Ciena's stalking horse bid.

Alcatel-Lucent has completed the first live LTE test call on the 800 MHz “European digital dividend” spectrum.

Google has previewed its Google Chrome OS. The software, which has an interface based on its web browser namesake, should be available before the end of 2010.

Telstra has upgraded nearly 1 million fiber connections in Melbourne, Australia to support download speeds of up to 100 Mbps, with an upload capacity of up to 2 Mbps.

Microsoft's Windows 7 is so far selling twice as quickly as any previous version of the OS, according to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

Ericsson has launched the first commercially available EDGE Evolution solution, which the vendor is billing as a “shortcut to mobile broadband.”

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