News In Brief: Alca-Lu, LG, Vodafone, KPN, Telenor

ZTE has knocked Motorola from the list of top five handset vendors, according to research firm iSuppli. The Chinese vendor climbed two spaces to fifth place, while Motorola slumped from fifth to sixth.

Alcatel-Lucent has opened a migration operation centre in Turkey. The centre's 50 staff will manage network migration projects from the region for both local and international companies.

LG has launched what it says is the first handset with an integrated browser which supports HTML 5. The LG Mini will be available in Europe this month, and launch in other regions shortly after.

Vodafone plans to offer low-cost handsets with the Opera Mini browser pre-installed for its customers in emerging markets. The phones will at first be offered in India, South Africa, Turkey, Tanzania and Egypt, with other markets to follow.

Germany's KPN plans to take a cautious approach during the nation's upcoming spectrum auction to ensure that “spectrum is acquired only at the right price,” the operator said on its website.

In a turn of events which could cause “chaos” for Mexican operators, the government has suggested it may not extend the deadline for cellcos to register their users, forcing them to suspend service for the more than a third of their customers that have yet to be accounted for.

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