News In Brief: Apple, Ericsson, Globe Telecom, Good Technology, Juniper Networks, GSM Association
Apple has struck a deal with EMI and representatives of the Beatles to start selling Beatles music on iTunes, WSJ reports.
Ericsson has won the lion’s share of 3G network rollout contracts for India’s Aircel, being selected to deploy HSDPA in six of the carrier’s 13 circles.
Globe Telecom has lit up the 1.3Tbps Philippines leg of the $400 million (€293 million) Southeast Asia Japan Cable (SJC) at the Nasugbu cable landing station. Backers include Google, KDDI, i2i and FLAG.
Financial services firms are by far the largest users of Apple’s iPad tablet, accounting for almost 40% of activations according to Good Technology. The figure beats second-placed tech firms (11.4%), and healthcare operations (10.5%).
Juniper Networks has unveiled its most powerful core router to handle multimedia and cloud applications. Juniper claims the T4000 is the fastest IP/MPLS router in the world, offering speeds of 240Gpbs per slot.
China will account for almost half of LTE connections in Asia Pacific by 2015, with 57.9 million accounts out of a total of 120 million, the GSM Association predicts. Japan will rank second on 26.5 million connections, followed by Indonesia (13.1 million).
Nine new firms today joined the Wholesale Applications Community - Aepona, Cambertech, GClue, Gemalto, Infraware, KT Innotz, Sharp, Sony Ericsson and VimpelCom.