News In Brief: CommScope, BSkyB, Tudou, Telefónica, Bharti Airtel
US cabling vendor CommScope has confirmed it has received a takeover offer valuing it at nearly $3b (€2.1b) from private equity firm Carlyle Group.
UK broadcaster BSkyB will create 500 jobs at a new call center in 2011, after growing subscribers and profits in the third quarter. Net profit was up from £127m (€142m) to £169m as revenues grew 15% to £1.5b..
Indian cellco Spice Telecom is offering a 3D handset that does not require special glasses.
China's second largest video website, Tudou, is aiming to raise up to $150 million from a Nasdaq IPO, Reuters reports.
Telefónica has added another free VoIP calling option to Facebook, unveiling an application for BlackBerry smartphones from subsidiary Jajah yesterday, WSJ.com reports.
Bharti Airtel has appointed Tech Mahindra and Spanco as customer service outsourcing partners for its Zain acquisition in Africa. Previously it has named IBM as its IT systems supplier and manager.
Australia's Macquarie Telecom will invest A$60m (€42.6m) on a new data center, expected to be completed in late 2011.