News In Brief: Clearwire Corporation, Easynet, NTT DoCoMo, BT, Qualcomm, Microsoft
US 4G network operator Clearwire Corporation yesterday launched its first personal WiFi hotspot dedicated to Apple’s iPad, iPod touch and iPhone. The iSpot offers average download speeds of 3 to 6Mbps, and costs $100 (€75).
Managed services provider Easynet said a brace of contracts announced yesterday rounded out a successful financial year. The firm scored four deals to provide telepresence services and deploy MPLS networks.
NTT DoCoMo will leverage a partnership with e-publisher Dai Nippon Printing to deliver e-books and other content to wireless users by the fall. The firm said 100,000 titles would be available at the launch, including, manga comics, magazines and newspapers.
BT has been signed up to provide managed security services for Nationwide, the UK’s largest building society, for five years.
Qualcomm has promoted Rob Chandhok to president of Qualcomm Internet Services, adding to his current role of president at the firm’s Qualcomm Innovation Center. Chandhok has worked on MediaFLO and BREW technologies during a decade in the US firm’s employ.
Microsoft has settled patent infringement cases against Salesforce.com in the US, after agreeing compensation for infringement of its operating systems, cloud services, and CRM software.