News In Brief: BT, Apple, AT&T, Attachmate, Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent, ZTE

BT will deploy electric vehicles to help achieve its target of cutting carbon emissions 80% by 2020, if trials of four electric vans by its Openreach division are successful.
 
The latest version of Apple’s iOS software, launched yesterday enables multitasking, offers a unified inbox, and brings access to games and publishing apps
 
AT&T has beefed up its corporate location-based services with software from Actsoft that combines GPS and wireless technologies to enable logistics services including vehicle and asset mapping, and location and time tracking.
 
IT firm Attachmate will buy networking specialist Novell for $2.2 billion (€1.6 billion) in cash. The deal is contingent upon the successful sale of intellectual property to a consortium led by Microsoft for $450m, New York Times reported.
 
Huawei has hired former Nortel CTO John Roese as senior vice president and head of Huawei North America R&D.
 
Alcatel-Lucent has scored a multi-billion Euro deal to expand Saudi Telecom Company’s broadband network, using the vendor’s VDSL2 and GPON equipment.
 
ZTE claims to have completed the world’s first large-scale commercial mobile backhaul network using GPON. The firm rolled out the network for Indonesian carrier TELKOM.

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