News In Brief: Brightstar, Huawei, Telenor, Swissom, SSTL
Huawei claims to have has set a new data rate record, averaging up to 564 Kb/s, in a recent downlink dual carrier (DLDC) test for EDGE. The result is two times faster than that of existing EDGE networks and enables operators to increase network data capacity and bring 3G experiences to 2G users over GSM networks, such as VOD.
Telenor-backed Indian mobile operator Uninor has signed up 1.2 million GSM customers in its first month.
The big four record labels have petitioned the Swedish courts to force two operators of file-sharing hub The Pirate Bay to pay fines relating to copyright infringement placed last year. The court ordered Gottfrid Svartholm and Fredrik Neij to cease operating the site, or else face fines of €49,000 each. The labels claim that while Pirate Bay shut down, decentralized trackers continue to operate the service.
Swisscom has ordered Cisco’s ASR-9000 edge router to support its FTTH rollout, Cisco has announced.
The Russian government has reportedly delayed its plans to buy a 20% stake in Indian start-up Sistema Shyam Teleservices (SSTL) for 30.5 billion rupee (€463 million).
Brightstar Europe has won the pan-European deal to distribute HTC’s accessories line. Brightstar will develop HTC’s channel supply with network retailers, specialist multiple retailers, non-specialist retailers and the dealer network across Europe.