News In Brief: ABI Research, Convergys, Huawei Marine Networks, T-Systems, NSN, AT&T

Revenues from mobile data tariffs will grow at a CAGR of 9% to hit $102 billion (€72.7 billion) by 2016, ABI Research forecasts. Smartphones will generate 50% of the revenues by that point.
 
Relationship management firm Convergys has appointed Aaron Payne, a sales expert with 26 years experience, as vice president of its EMEA technology sales division. Payne cut his teeth at firms including Polycom, Avaya, and Siemens.
 
Huawei Marine Networks will construct the final section of a cable system linking Malaysia with Indonesia, deploying submarine cable connecting Batam, Dumai and Malaka. Work is due to be complete by 4Q.
 
Nokia Siemens Networks plans to demonstrate 100Gbps line cards this week, after completing interoperability testing of its DWDM platform with a Juniper Networks’ core router late last week.
 
T-Systems chief Reinhard Clemens has rounded out his management team by appointing Ulrich Meister to head up systems integration and Hagen Rickmann as head of the firm’s new service division.
 
AT&T CFO Rich Lindner will retire on June 1 after a decade in the post, and will be replaced by company veteran John Stephens.
 
Australia’s communications minister has opened a public consultation on reforms that would give the Telecom Industry Ombudsman more power to deal with consumer complaints.

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