FASTTAKES: Verizon, Huawei, Tinet, Unicom, China Telecom, Orange, Alca-Lu

Telecom Asia Staff
28 May 2009

Verizon Business has successfully trialled a 100G optical service for UK national research network JANET.

Huawei and Vodafone have launcheda jointly-developed a 2G base station specifically designed for rural areas. The product is billed as the industry\'s first all-IP compact BTS, and weighs just 12kg.

Tiscali International Network has now been officially bought out by BS Private Equity, and the carrier will change its name to Tinet. Tinet had revenue growth of 35% last year.

China Unicom has no plans to join investor Richard Li in his appeal to overturn the bar on the parties\' PCCW buy-out bid.

China Telecom has rolled out mobile video streaming services on its EVDO network, supplied by NSN.

Data traffic will surpass voice traffic on US mobile networks as early as 2010, research firm Infonetics said.

Orangeand Alcatel-Lucent have partneredto develop solutions for Europe\'s eHealth market. Both companies already develop healthcare suites.

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