News In Brief: BT, NSN, Telefonica, Nokia, mobileSQUARED; City University London, Paythru, China Mobile

A renewed UK defense contract will boost BT’s coffers by £640 million (€776 million) between 2012 and 2015, the telco says. The extended Ministry of Defence contract also covers a network upgrade to increase bandwidth and reduce latency.

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has unveiled new software enabling TV programs to be watched on any device with a screen. Multiscreen TV is a user interface for Web and broadcast TV viewed on an NSN platform.
Dow Jones Indexes ranked Nokia the most sustainable technology company in the world for the second year running. Telefonica maintained its place as the leading telecoms firm in the index, which evaluates firm’s long term value creation strategies.
UK mobile advertising revenues will grow from £27.4 million (€33.2 million) this year to £258.2 million in 2015, research agency mobileSQUARED predicts. The firm says banner ads will be worth £12.9 million in 2010, mobile search £9.8 million and messaging ads £2.9 million.
Researchers at City University London say a new charger could eliminate 1% of global carbon dioxide emissions by cutting the power when devices including phones, laptops and MP3 players aren’t being powered up but the charger is left plugged in.
Mobile payment specialist Paythru has developed a mobile site for a major UK children’s charity, allowing secure one-off or monthly donations to be made wirelessly.
China Telecom and Alcatel-Lucent have completed a live demo of the Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router's 100GE interface.