FASTTAKES: Telstra, Alca-Lu, Cisco, Huawei, MS, iiNet

Staff writer
03 Nov 2009

Australian operator Telstra has declared its A$3.9 billion ($3.52 billion) IT transformation program a success even though it ran A$1.5 billion over budget.

Alcatel-Lucent has been contracted to deploy a high speed wired and wireless network for the International School of Beijing's 2,000-member campus.

Cisco chief strategy officer Ned Hooper said the company's $3 billion offer for videoconferencing provider Tandberg represents a fair price for both parties, despite calls from institutional investors to raise the offer.

Huawei has won a contract from US cable operator Mediacom for NG-DWDM transport across its 4000 km backbone in Missouri, Iowa and Minnesota.

Microsoft has launched a touchscreen-optimized version of its Bing mobile browser, as well as some LBS-based search features.

Australian ISP iiNet plans to install its own network infrastructure in eight regional communities, as part of an incremental reduction of its reliance on Telstra's copper network for broadband services.

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