News In Brief: ADC, Vivo, ABI Research, Orange, TeliaSonera, Maygar Telecom
Mobile carriers must improve service at major public events, wireless networking firm ADC says, after 40% of 1,000 UK users it surveyed reported connection problems at concerts, music festivals, and sporting events.
Brazilian carrier Vivo plans to expand its fixed broadband Internet service to cover 85% of the country’s population by end-2011, WSJ.com reports.
Fixed broadband service revenue is forecast to grow $14 billion (€11.5 billion) to $184 billion by end-2010, driven mostly by fiber services, according to ABI Research.
Orange has launched French television network TF1's IPTV portal, MyTF1, on digital TV service Orange TV.
TeliaSonera is introducing a version of online music service Spotify through its digital TV service in Sweden and Finland.
Hungarian fixed-line operator Maygar Telecom has narrowed its net loss to €400,000 from €60.5 million the year before. The improvement was attributed to a reversal in forex fortunes.
Deutsche Telekom’s T-Systems division has won a six-year contract to manage IT services for DekaBank. The firm will implement tough security measures to protect the bank’s data, and set up a new data center to handle voice and data communication.
Nokia Siemens Networks has upgraded Indosat’s domestic 3G network to HSPA+, offering data rates up to 42Mbps per user, and a 50% reduction in energy consumption.
PCCW chairman Richard Li is battling to save Bulgarian carrier Vivacom, in which he has invested privately, after it emerged the telco could breach loan agreements due to mounting debts, the South China Morning Post reports.