FASTTAKES: WikiLeaks, PwC, Bell Labs, France Telecom, ZTE

Staff writer
17 Dec 2010

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, arrested on sexual assault charges, has been released on bail by a UK court.

Sales growth of Chinese gray-market mobile phones is expected to slow to 11.8% in 2011, compared to 43.6% in 2009, as a result of a government crackdown, iSuppliestimates.

The value of US technology IPOs in Q4 has more than doubled year-on-year to $727.1m, according to PwC.

Bell Labs and Belgian research institute IBBT have jointly set up a research lab to develop new video communications technologies.

France Telecom has launched an internal social network as part of its efforts to improve staff morale.

Chinese vendor ZTE has opened a new office in Germany to support Deutsche Telecom.

Indian GSM operators added 17.2m new subs in November, taking the total to 525.8m, according to COAI.

Philippine operators Globe Telecom and BayanTel are now 100% interconnected with each others' networks, after completing a link-up in the final two areas.

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