3rd Annual Data Centre Management Asia 2011

Date
Start Date: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
End Date: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hong Kong:

The 3rd Annual Data Centre Management 2011 (18-19 October 2011, Harbour Grand Kowloon Hotel, Hong Kong) will give you answers with the best practitioner-led tips and secrets to maximize your data centre investment for the next 12 months.

The Infrastructure Summit

Date
Start Date: 
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
End Date: 
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

London:

By 2031, Britain’s population is expected to have grown to more than 71 million putting exceptional pressure on the country’s infrastructure.

Orange, Google partner to bring SMS to Africa and Middle East

Orange (Paris, France) and Google (Mountain View, Calif., U.S.A.) on Wednesday announced a partnership that will use Orange’s Short Message Service (SMS) platform to bring Google’s services to African and Middle Eastern customers.

According to Orange, at the end of 2010, only 1.4% of the population in Africa and Middle East had access to broadband services, compared to 62.5% for mobile services. Orange has a total customer base of around 60 million customers across Africa.

Apple to see sharp rise in China sales

Reuters

Apple (Cupertino, Calif., U.S.A.) is set to exponentially grow its China business as the country's number one and number three telecom operators’ fight to finalize deals to sell iPhones in the world's largest mobile phone market, with more than 900 million subscribers.

China Unicom (Beijing, China) is the sole operator offering Apple's smartphones, but it is only a matter of time before the number one operator, China Mobile (Beijing, China), and number three, China Telecom (Beijing, China), follow suit, analysts said.

Five Italian telecom operators request spot in mobile frequency auction

Reuters

Five Italian telecom operators have submitted requests to participate in an auction of new fourth-generation mobile frequencies, Italy's industry ministry said on Wednesday.

All major Italian mobile phone operators, former monopoly Telecom Italia , Vodafone , Wind, 3 Italia, and the Linkem group showed interest, the ministry said.

Italy's government is banking on the auction to raise about $3.5 billion for its budget and forecasted that it could raise as much as $4.5 billion if all frequencies are sold.

Report: Malaysia one of most advanced telecom networks in developing world

On Wednesday research firm Research and Markets (Dublin, Ireland) announced a new report that provides an overview of the trends and developments in the telecommunications and digital media markets in Malaysia.

AT&T Q2 performance beats expectations, despite exclusive iPhone loss

Reuters

One of the U.S.’s big two carriers, AT&T Inc (Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.) posted better-than-expected subscriber growth for the second quarter, pushing its profits and sales past Wall Street estimates despite the loss of exclusive U.S. rights to sell the Apple Inc iPhone.

AT&T, which is seeking approval to buy T-Mobile USA for $39 billion, added 331,000 net subscribers in the quarter, compared with the average expectation for 91,000 from seven analysts contacted by Reuters.

Acer to buy Cloud computing firm, Igware for $320 million

Reuters

Acer Inc (New Taipei City, Taiwan), an electronics manufacturer, announced on Thursday it will buy cloud computing firm iGware Inc (Mountain View, Calif., U.S.A. ) for $320 million, in the fifth-largest Taiwanese buyout of a U.S. company.

Acer, who is the world's second largest PC maker, said it was also in initial talks with Japanese game firm Nintendo, a major client of iGware, over potential cooperation after the deal, but did not give details.

T-Mobile USA to offer unlimited data plans

Reuters

Wireless telecom firm T-Mobile USA (Bellevue, Wash., U.S.A.) said it will begin offering unlimited data service plans starting July 24. The unlimited plans will be available with a two-year agreement for new and existing customers.

T-mobile said the plans offer single-line and multiline options with a range of price points for talk, unlimited text and unlimited data with 2 gigabytes (GB), 5 GB or 10 GB of high-speed data-- with no data overage charges.

Telenor, Vodafone predicted to outperform other telecoms in Q2 results

Reuters

Telecommunication providers Telenor (Fornebu, Norway) and Vodafone (London, England) are expected by analysts to outshine their European telecom peers as the sector struggles with weak economies and forced price cuts.

Analysts are braced for a slew of poor second-quarter results, starting with Nordic operator TeliaSonera on Wednesday.

TeliaZonera reported a net income decrease of 26% year-on-year to $591 million in the second quarter of 2011. However, the company did report an organic revenue growth of 3%, which is in line with its forecast for the year.

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