FASTTAKES: Skype, Alca-Lu, Globe, Telenor, T-Mobile, Telstra, Equinix

Staff Writer
30 Jul 2009

eBay is building software to replace the VoIP technology powering Skype in an effort to circumvent a licensing dispute with Skype's founders, who still own certain parts of the underlying technology.

Alcatel-Lucent has appointed Victor Agnellini as the company's first SVP of transformation in an in-house promotion.

Philippine operator Globe Business has launched an optimization and application acceleration solution for WANs.

India may allow Telenor to increase its stake in Unitech Wireless to up to 74%, on the condition that no current or former workers from Telenor Pakistan are ever transferred to the Indian subsidiary.

US operator T-Mobile will launchHTC's newest Windows Mobile powered phone, the Touch Pro, on August 12.

Australian operator Telstra has givenRIM's BlackBerry Bold its Blue Tick seal, certifying it for use in metro, rural and regional areas.

Data center operator Equinix has opened a $45 million facility in Singapore, its second in the city.

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