News In Brief: British Telecom, Sony Ericsson, Cortado, O2, eMarketer
British Telecom will run Juniper Networks’ Edge routers in 21st century networks outside the UK, in a deal unveiled yesterday. Juniper says the routers enable Ethernet, high-speed MPLS VPN, intranet and extranet multicast services.
Sony Ericsson has licensed a visual voicemail application from Silent Communication that can be deployed on any device in its range
Cortado has included the Android operating system in the list of mobile platforms its corporate server software is compatible with. Version 5.0 of the product also enables the BlackBerry Internet Service to be integrated into firm’s IT systems.
UK carrier O2 yesterday unveiled a new partner program for fixed and IT resellers looking to add mobile services. Partners gain access to a white label data and billing product, and the firm has already signed up Total, Daisy Mobile and Fidelity Group to the scheme.
The number of US mobile video users will grow nearly 30% in 2010 to 23.9 million this year, eMarketer forecasts. While this is still less than 10% of the nation's mobile phone users, viewers should double by 2013.
China Mobile subsidiary China TieTong Telecommunications will deploy Huawei core routers for its high speed broadband project. Huawei will be the sole provider for the company’s CTTNET national backbone, which is expected to support some 10 million broadband subscribers by the end of 2010.
Spanish ISP Iberdana has contracted ZTE Corporation for its Wimax 802.16e network which will cover Spain’s Galicia region and Asturias. ZTE is already contracted to provide 500 Wimax base stations under an existing two year deal.
Social media music sharing service Rdio launched in the US and Canada yesterday after successfully negotiating content deals with digital rights management alliance IODA. Rdio has launched apps for iPhones, Android and Blackberry devices.