News In Brief: 02, Huawei , EMC

O2 UK’s mobile data network collapsed again on Saturday affecting millions of customers with limited or no access to email or internet services. The blackout began in the early afternoon and was not fixed until late in the evening. The outage is the fourth such incident since July with the carrier unable to explain the reasons behind the network faults.

Huawei has denied rumors it was considering purchasing a stake in fellow telecom vendor Alcatel-Lucent.
Richard Egan, the billionaire co-founder of EMC Corp, died on Friday. He was 73. Egan, who was the “E” behind EMC, stepped down as chairman in 2001. He then took on the role of US Ambassador to Ireland until 2003. Egan was suffering from cancer but died in an apparent suicide