News In Brief: Alcatel-Lucent, NTT DoCoMo, NSN, NEC

Alcatel-Lucent has won a 7m euro ($9.5m) contract to expand Telekom Malaysia's 10-Gigabit Ethernet network.

NTT DoCoMo has repurchased 73,676 shares for 10 billion yen ($102.1 million). Shareholders last year agreed to let the company buy back up to 900,000 shares for up to 150 billion yen.

Nokia Siemens Networks has created what it calls the most compact and cost-efficient 40Gbps platform in the industry. The platform contains seven modules per sub-rack.

An 11-member telecom consortium has awarded NEC a multimillion dollar contract to upgrade the PanAmerican cable system connecting South America and the Caribbean.

Hong Kong's hospital authority said one of its doctors had lost a USB drive containing personal information from 47 patients.

New Vietnamese operator GTel has contracted IBM to build a mobile service network and a range of business solutions to in advance of its commercial launch this year.

Huawei has completed the deployment of Globe Telecom's Wimax network, the largest in Southeast Asia by coverage area.

Sachio Semmoto, chairman of Japanese telco eAccess, has joined the Telecom NZ board. TNZ CEO Paul Reynolds said he would leave the eAccess board in June in order to avoid "reciprocal governance".

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