THE WRAP: Vodafone exits China, more Google probes

Robert Clark
10 Sep 2010
Daily News
European operators are seven years behind Asia and the US in FTTx deployment, Arthur D Little warned.
Google sped up its internet search engine with a new feature that displays results as soon as users type in queries. It expects to launch Google TV in the US by year-end and worldwide during 2011.
BSNL is plotting a possible switch of its Wimax networks to LTE should LTE become successful.
Hong Kong operators promised 99.99% uptime for mobile broadband. The IDA set out the rules for Singapore’s November 15 3G auction.
Telstra set a price range for its SouFun IPO of $810-$850 million.
Experts warned that LTE’s higher cell density could lead to higher costs.
Sybase 365 said it had delivered more than 1 trillion inter-operator messages since opening its first SMS hub in 2001.

BT appointed Stephen Yeo to head its southeast Asian operation, and announced plans to hire 300 new staff across Asia.
Networking firm Ciena widened its quarterly loss and said it would cut up to 140 jobs from operations outside North America.
US civil rights groups challenged a policy allowing border officials to search visitors’ laptops and smartphones.
And an imprisoned Japanese reporter in Afghanistan tweeted with his captor’s phone.