Webwire: Fiber speed record broken; Bank predicts MS takeover of Nokia

Staff writer
15 Dec 2011

New fiber speed record of 186Gbps set

Researchers from a number of US institutions have set a new world record of 186Gbps for data transfer speeds over optical fiber. The previous record was 119Gbps, set in 2009.

BBC News

Bank predicts Microsoft will buy Nokia

Danske Bank has predicted that Microsoft will acquire Nokia early next year, but Nokia has again denied any suggestion of such a deal.


DoCoMo launches LG Optimus LTE

NTT DoCoMo has launched the LG Optimus LTE smartphone. LG debuted the handset in Korea in October.


Telefonica plans first dividend cut in a decade

Telefonica plans to lower its dividend in 2012 for the first time in a decade, as a result of the European debt crisis.


Apple's AU suit aided Galaxy brand: Samsung

Samsung Australia claims that Apple's lawsuit seeking to have the Galaxy Tab banned in Australia has had the unintended effect of making the product a “household name” in the country. The company expects to be unable to meet demand once the device goes on sale this week.

Sydney Morning Herald

Nokia plots US smartphone re-entry

Nokia has announced plans to re-enter the US smartphone market with the launch of its Lumia 710 handset – one of the first Windows Phone 7.5 devices - through T-Mobile USA.

Financial Times

NBN Co awards transit network tender

Australia's NBN Co has awarded network service provider VisionStream an A$19 million ($18.8 million) contract to supply the National Broadband Network's first-stage transit network.

The Register

TTSL, Aircel shelve 3G roaming deal

India's Tata Teleservices and Aircel have put their plans for a domestic 3G roaming agreement on hold, due to the government's ongoing investigation into whether such deals violate telecom license terms.


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