News In Brief: Caisse des Depots, HP, Singtel, LG, NSN, Bridgewater, NSN

France’s state-owned financial institution Caisse des Depots has pledged €750 million over three years to support the fibre rollout in areas of low population density.
HP has unveiled a new service delivery platform that it says can help mobile operators tap Web 2.0 to spark growth in revenue. The platform includes a virtual “sandbox” in which developers can create new web-based applications, widgets and mash-ups across a carrier’s network.
SingTel will sell INQ mobile's social networking handset from September 19, becoming the first operator in Asia to do so. Hutchison Whampoa subsidiary INQ will customize the phone by adding access to SingTel's social networking services on top of those already installed.
LG has announced its first handset powered by Google's Android OS, the LG-GW620, which will launch in Q4 in selected European Handsets.
Nokia Siemens Networks is supplying TELE Greenland with a 3G network upgrade on 900 MHz and upgrading its existing core network. The solution set to launch by May 2010 will also allow the operator to minimize its carbon footprint, and realize cost efficiencies.
Bridgewater Systems has been selected by four US-based Wimax service providers Sprint, Scartel, Tatung, and Global Mobile to supply equipment to over 500 greenfield communities across rural America.
Nokia Siemens Networks has conducted the world’s first successful trial of EDGE Evolution Downlink Dual Carrier (DLDC) in its Beijing lab. An unnamed Chinese operator took part in the trial, which doubles data speeds on EDGE networks, enabling end-users on a GSM network to get higher throughput and data capability.