News In Brief: Alcatel-Lucent, Virgin Media, ICANN, PrimaCom, Magyar Telekom, Apple, Infonetics, France Telecom, Orange

Alcatel-Lucent is providing GPON equipment, aggregation and engineering aid to Australia’s National Broadband Network Company, which is building the country’s most expensive broadband network to-date. 
 
Virgin Media has revealed that it will install infrastructure that supports 400Mbps when it next upgrades its CSP – but has stopped short of saying it will offer 400Mbps services. 
 
ICANN is expected to today give the go-ahead to .xxx porn domain names, despite the objections of the adult industry stating it will harm traffic figures and invite censorship. 
 
German cable operator PrimaCom intends to invest €4 million to bring triple-play to three more German cities. 
 
Hungary's Magyar Telekom plans to delist from the NYSE in order to simplify financial reporting processes and trim accounting costs.   
 
Apple's iPhone 4 uses many of the same chips which power the iPad, but the smartphone's core Apple A4 chip has twice the memory – 512Mb – as the one in the tablet, a teardown analysis reveals. 
 
Ethernet service providers defied the economic downturn of 2009 by growing revenues 23% to $20.8 billion year-on-year, according to Infonetics. The research firm forecasts combined Ethernet and IP MPLS VPN revenues will hit $68.2 billion in 2014. 
 
France Telecom is eyeing up to five acquisitions in MEA markets, targeting operators that fit its current global portfolio, executive director for Africa Marc Rennard told Bloomberg. The first deals could be unveiled by the summer, he said. 
 
Orange has upgraded its Armenian network to offer HD voice according to local reports.

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