Webwire: Ericsson wins India TD-LTE deal; NBN rollout behind schedule

Staff writer
12 Oct 2011

Ericsson nabs Indian TD-LTE contract

Augere Wireless Broadband has awarded Ericsson a contract to handle the operator's TD-LTE rollout in an initial 14 cities of India.


Aust NBN “several months” behind schedule

Australia's National Broadband Network is now “several months” behind schedule, due in part to the unexpected delays finalizing the deal for Telstra to migrate its customers to the network, NBN Co boss Mike Quigley has confirmed.

Sydney Morning Herald

eBay expected to widen ties with Facebook

eBay will announce a deeper partnership with Facebook at a developer conference aimed at encouraging outside software developers to create eBay payment platforms, sources claim.


Bangladesh unveils $130 laptop

Bangladesh's prime minister has unveiled an Android-based laptop produced in the country, priced as low as 10,000 taka ($130), that will be distributed as part of the Digital Bangladesh initiative to improve ICT penetration.

BBC News

O2 to trial free VoIP calls

Telefonica's UK subsidiary, O2, will offer free VoIP calls and text to selected smartphone customers as it trials a new method of avoiding the “dumb pipe” problem by taking on the likes of Skype and Google.

Financial Times

RIM outage blamed on switch failure

RIM has blamed a core switch failure, and the ensuing backlog of data, for the two-day outage affecting users in India and parts of Europe and Latin America.

Associated Press

Alien Dalvik enables Android apps on iPads

App developer Myriad Group has launched version two of its Alien Dalvik software, that will allow Android apps to run on any internet-enabled device - including tablets and e-book readers as well as just smartphones – by streaming data from a cloud server.

Wall Street Journal

Mobile internet use dominates in Nepal

Sub-broadband mobile internet connections account for over 3.1 million of Nepal's 3.3 million internet users, according to data from the nation's telecom regulator.
The Himalayan Times

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