News In Brief: BT, Telekom Polska, Facebook, CA, ZON, Google

BT has added a video conferencing service to the National Health Service’s N3 private broadband network, which BT built and manages. BT Conferencing will manage the video service, which it says will cut the NHS’ conference call set-up costs.

Polish incumbent Telekomunikacja Polska says regulator-induced cuts to mobile termination rates contributed to an 8.8% drop in revenues year-on-year in 2009. Revenues fell to PLN16.5b (€4.1b) in 2009, from PLN18.1b in 2008.
 
Facebook and Paypal have entered into a partnership whereby advertisers worldwide can use PayPal to pay for Facebook online advertisements. Facebook will also add PayPal as a payment option for Facebook Credits, which are being tested as a way to buy virtual goods in some games and applications.
 
US IT company CA has arranged to acquire cloud computing solution provider 3Tera for an undisclosed sum. CA said it would incorporate 3Tera's portfolio off products, including it AppLogic cloud service development platform, into its own cloud range.
 
Portuguese cable operator ZON Multimedia has contracted Alcatel-Lucent to supply the equipment for a GPON-based FTTH network.
 
An Italian court has convicted three Google executives on privacy violations over the posting of a YouTube video – the first case to hold the company responsible for the content posted on its system.
 

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