Latin America and Africa are ripe for network leasing deals with firms including Bharti Infratel and American Tower eyeing the markets, ABI Research analysts say. The firm predicts 25% of global towers will be leased by 2015, up from 17% currently.
Sony Ericsson is tipped to name its PlayStation phone the Xperia Play, after leaked photos of a prototype unit showed the Xperia brand on the casing, Brighthand.com reports.
Verizon Wireless will launch an LTE-compatible version of Cisco’s Cius tablet PC this spring, and claims to have developed the first 4G WAN interface using Cisco’s Integrated Services Router.
A Vodafone customer retention manager who raked in over £25,000 (€29,414) selling stolen handsets on eBay has been handed a suspended 12 month prison sentence by a UK court, local press reports.
Irish incumbent Eircom has appointed Mark Wilson as temporary CFO while it searches for a suitable external candidate. Wilson has held similar roles within large multinationals in a career spanning 30 years.
LG Electronics will demonstrate a hot-spot free Wi-Fi connection service at the Consumer Electronics Show in the US this week. The vendor will show the service on the Optimus Black, a new Android smartphone being unveiled at the event, and demo a glasses-free 3D display.