News In Brief: China Mobile, China Telecom, CSIRO, Intel, ZTE, Orascom

China Mobile has conducted a high resolution video call between TD-LTE devices connected to separate TD-LTE networks. The call was routed from China Mobile’s pre-commercial network at the Shanghai Expo to the National Chiao Tung University’s (NCTU) TD-LTE trial network, which was set up by Nokia Siemens Networks.
 
China Telecom has deployed Alcatel-Lucent’s CDMA/EV-DO Rev.B network upgrade at the Shanghai Expo to offer VoIP, voice-on-demand and streaming services. The software update boosts peak data rates to 6.2Mbps at 2.5MHz, and 9.3Mbps at 3.75MHz in the downlink; and 3.6Mbps and 5.4Mbps respectively in the uplink.
 
Intel has unveiled a new class of chips – the Many Integrated Core (MIC) - aimed at the supercomputer market.
 
Australian science body CSIRO stands to gain more than A$1 billion (€685.4 million) from its Wi-Fi patent, according to an IP lawyer. CSIRO has already won more than A$250 million in settlements from some of the biggest tech companies in the world.
 
ZTE has completed what it says is the world's first S1/X2 interface conformity test for TD-LTE equipment.
 
Orascom Telecom shares have spiked lately following an announcement that the Egyptian operator should soon finalize negotiations over the divestiture of its African assets to MTN.
 
UK mobile subscribers are keen to access free-to-air mobile TV services, with 58% of consumers surveyed by YouGov saying they would use the feature while commuting, waiting in lines, or at work. The poll of 2,463 adults, conducted for fabless semiconductor maker Telegent, found demand was highest among users aged 18-24. 

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