FASTTAKES: Novell, Huawei, Apple, DoCoMo, Telstra, NSN

Staff writer
23 Nov 2010

Chinese operators added 5.3m 3G subs in October, taking the total to 114.5m. China Mobileincreased net 3G subs by 1.7m and now has 16.98m 3G customers in total. The three operators altogether have 812.66m subscribers.

IT firm Attachmate will buy networking specialist Novell for $2.2 billion in cash. The deal is contingent upon the successful sale of intellectual property to a consortium led by Microsoft for $450m, New York Times reported.

Huawei has hired former Nortel CTO John Roese as senior vice president and head of Huawei North America R&D

The latest version of Apple’s iOS software, launched Monday enables multitasking, offers a unified inbox, and brings access to games and publishing apps

NTT DoCoMo will launch a version of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab tailored for the Japanese market on Friday.

International MVNO Lycamobile has launched in Australia, in partnership with Telstra Wholesale.

A new all-IP base station controller from Nokia Siemens Networkscuts energy consumption by 80% while boosting capacity 40% compared to existing controllers, the firm claims.

BT will deploy electric vehicles to help achieve its target of cutting carbon emissions 80% by 2020, if trials of four electric vans by its Openreach division are successful.

Reliance Globalcom has deployed IPv6 on its global IP backbone.

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