ZTE to curtail business in Iran

Reuters

ZTE Corp, China's second-largest telecommunications equipment maker, said it will "curtail" its business in Iran following a report that it had sold Iran's largest telecom firm a powerful surveillance system capable of monitoring telephone and Internet communications.


Reuters reported Thursday that ZTE (Shenzhen, P.R.C.) had signed a $130.6 million contract with the Telecommunication Co of Iran in December 2010 that included the surveillance system.

Telenor seeks $14 billion payback from India license fight

Reuters

Norwegian mobile operator Telenor ASA has told the Indian government it wanted to resolve its license dispute, but said it would seek damages if the cancellation of its 22 licenses was not settled.


"We are hopeful that it remains the government's intent to protect and encourage bona fide foreign investment in the country," Telenor (fornebu, Norway) spokesman Glenn Mandelid said in an emailed statement.

Sprint, Cisco launch cloud-based unified communications platform

On Monday, Sprint, partnered with Cisco, announced the availability of Sprint Complete Collaboration, a fully managed unified communications (UC) bundle for mid-sized and large businesses. This cloud service will allow companies to deploy UC over an all-IP network across the enterprise and to virtually anywhere, says Sprint.

Telstra deploys Infinera DTN service for subsea network in Asia Pacific

Infinera, a manufacturer of long-haul WDM optical transmission equipment, announced on Monday that Telstra International, a global supplier of managed network and hosting services, has deployed Infinera’s 40 gigabits per second (Gbps) DTN service for its optical subsea network in Asia. The deployment spans approximately 9,000 kilometers between Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea.


Telstra International is a division of Telstra Corporation Limited (Melbourne, Australia), a telecommunications and media services company.

Mobey Forum adds first non-banking full member

In response to the rapid evolution of the mobile financial services (MFS) ecosystem, Mobey Forum has published new Articles of Association which open full membership to all supervised payment institutions. The global bank-led industry association has announced its first non-banking Full Member, Nets (Ballerup, Denmark), a northern European payment service provider.

Cellphone-to-WiFi roaming will be here in next year, says GSMA

Reuters

Within a year cellphones will be able to use operators' WiFi hotspots without cumbersome logging-in procedures, giving consumers faster access to the Internet on the go, a new industry initiative promised on Tuesday.


The initiative from two industry groups - the GSMA and the Wireless Broadband Alliance - aims to provide technical and commercial solutions for WiFi roaming, which would also ease the traffic load on operators' already crowded networks.

FCC proposal could help Dish wireless plan

Reuters

Communications regulators proposed on Wednesday a path for making satellite airwaves available for mobile broadband use, a rulemaking that could help Dish Network Corp launch a wireless cellular network.

Oracle software sales rise offsets weak hardware

Reuters

Oracle Corp beat Wall Street's earnings estimates as new software sales came in at the high end of the company's forecast, offsetting a sharp drop in hardware revenue. The software maker's stock rose 1.5% after the news, in sharp contrast to the sell-off three months ago when its second-quarter profit missed analysts' forecasts for the first time in a decade.

Anonymous or not - is a DNS root server attack really possible?


There’s been a lot of talk lately about an attack being launched against the Internet’s DNS Root Servers on March 31st.

U.S. mobile backhaul demand to grow more than nine times by 2016

The decisions to lease, reengineer, or build a mobile backhaul network is the critical dilemma facing wireless carriers over the next four years. According to a study by iGR, a market research consultancy focused on the wireless and mobile industry, the wireless industry is at the point where 2G, 2.5G, 3G, HSPA+ and 4G LTE technologies, using macro, metro, and picocells, must be simultaneously supported in order to maintain financial performance and a high degree of subscriber satisfaction.

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