News In Brief: Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia, NTT DoCoMo, Telecom Italia

Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, the research arm of the global equipment vendor, has opened one of the world’s largest green telecoms research centers in Australia, in conjunction with the University of Melbourne.
A new typeface is the first step in a rebranding effort by Nokia designed to strengthen the firm’s image. The firm’s brand value fell by €7 billion in 2010.
Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo will launch a new smartphone division on April 1 to boost planning and implementation of multimedia services, mobile content, Web portals and security.
Telecom Italia has contracted Nokia Siemens Networks to upgrade 7,000 base stations to 4G LTE, following tests of the technology in Turin.