News In Brief: Alca-Lu, Telefonica, Telekom Austria, MS, TeliaSonera

Alcatel-Lucent has agreed to jointly develop LTE-based public safety solutions with EADS Defence & Security in the US. EADS will combine Alca-Lu’s LTE infrastructure with its Land Mobile Radio product and provide LTE devices in the 700MHz spectrum.
 
Telefónica will provide and manage telecoms and IT services for infrastructure firm Ferrovial in 49 countries. The deal covers 10,000 VoIP users, 30,000 mobile handsets, and 5,000 mobile terminals, 500 WLAN points, and secure remote e-mail access.
 
Telekom Austria has signed up a million customers to its domestic fixed-line broadband service some ten years after launching. The telco says it is hitting daily peaks of 55GB, on the back of demand for Web 2.0 applications.
 
Microsoft claims its Dynamics CRM product has streamlined front-end sales and services at Maybank Singapore, Malaysia’s largest financial services group.
 
TeliaSonera said its net profit fell 6.4% to 4.7 billion kronor (€485.5 million) in the March quarter, but added it was seeing signs of growth across several of its regional markets.
 
One third of US teenagers with mobile phones send more than 100 SMS per day, with texting now the most popular means of communication between young people, according to the Pew Internet and American Life project.

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