News In Brief: Bharti, Nokia, Cisco, Motorola, Telenor, PT Telkom

Bharti Airtel has become India's first operator to completely exit its bulk SMS business, amid growing consumer and regulatory backlash against unwanted telemarketing calls and messages.
 
Indian consumers ranked Nokia as their most trusted brand for the third year in a row, in an annual survey by the Economic Times.
 
Cisco has teamed up with smart grid provider Itron to develop an IPv6 network for utility firms to boost deployment of smart meters and improve energy distribution.
 
Motorola has launched the Milestone 2, an Android 2.2 smartphone with a 1GHz processor and Adobe’s Flash Player 10.1.
 
Two new Telenor stores, opened yesterday, signal a shift in strategy to focus more on customer care. The outlets offer interactive demonstrations of how technology can be deployed around the home, and are the first of 20 Telenor plans to open by 2012.
 
Indonesian carrier PT Telkom has contracted Alcatel-Lucent to update its backbone with a converged IP and optical solution, after a surge in fixed and mobile broadband subscribers.

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