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.
Nokia Siemens Networks
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.
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.
have completed a live demo
of the Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router's 100GE interface.