Webwire: dell buys Force 10; ST-Ericsson loss widens

Staff writer
21 Jul 2011

Dell enters data center networking with M&A

Dell will make a foray into data center networking gear with the planned purchase of vendor Force 10 Networks, in a move expected to put Dell in closer competition with HP and Cisco.


ST-Ericsson's Q2 loss widens to $221m

ST-Ericsson's second-quarter loss widened to $221 million, with revenue falling to $385 million from $544 million, as the company grappled with what its CEO acknowledged was a “very tough” financial situation.


CAT, True debut 3G services

Thailand's CAT Telecom has soft-launched 3G services under the My brand, while partner True has started offering services using the TrueMove H brand.

The Nation

Google, Apple said to pursue InterDigital buy

Google is now pursuing a takeover of wireless technology developer and licenser InterDigital as an alternative means of bolstering its patent portfolio following its loss in the Nortel auction, sources say. But Apple may also make a bid.

Wall Street Journal


US senator wants block on AT&T/T-Mobile deal

An influential US senator has called on regulators to block the planned $39 million acquisition of T-Mobile USA by AT&T, while three more lawmakers have argued that the deal will be a “step backward” for consumers.

Washington Post

PT Telkom borrows $117m for tower buys

Indonesia's PT Telkom has secured a 1 trillion rupiah ($117 million) loan from the Bank Rakyat Indonesia, which will be used to build and acquire telecom towers.

Jakarta Post

MS to take Mango app submissions from August

Microsoft will begin taking app submissions for its Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update in August, lending credence to expectations that it will be released in September.


Apple won't sell new OS X on discs

Apple will not sell a disc-based version of its new OS X Lion operating system, instead pushing downloads either from home or from Apple stores, or offering a version on a USB stick for a hefty premium.

BBC News

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