News In Brief: Amazon, AT&T, BT, Orange, Emerson Electric, Equinix
Amazon has commenced pre-sales of an international version of its Kindle e-Reader, which will support over 100 countries and territories. The new model will ship on October 19.
US operator AT&T has reversed its ban on the use of VoIP apps such as Skype over its 3G network, ahead of regulator FCC's decision on whether to extend net neutrality principles to wireless networks.
BT has connected electronic futures exchange ELX Futures to its Radianz Shared Market Infrastructure network.
Orange Business has signed a seven-year partnership agreement worth at least €1.36 billion with aviation IT services SITA under which SITA will provide a range of Orange's telecom services to airlines worldwide.
US-based technology services conglomerate Emerson Electric has acquired software and hardware developer Avocent for €815.1 million.
Data center operator Equinix announced it would develop the first carrier-neutral Ethernet services exchange platform in partnership with Alcatel-Lucent.