News In Brief: CommScope, RESI Group, ZTE, Telecom Italia, Gartner, Sony
Infrastructure firm CommScope is opening a base station antenna testing facility in China as it seeks to ride a wave of 3G deployments in the country.
Italian cyber security firm RESI Group has teamed with optical signal management firm Glimmerglass Networks, to develop protection and monitoring systems for 100Gbps networks.
ZTE plans to sell 12 million smartphones and tablet PCs in 2011, as it makes the devices a key element in its brand strategy for the year. The firm grew total handset shipments 46% to 22 million in 1Q11.
Telecom Italia has won the bulk of a government fixed line service tender, being contracted to supply 375,000 lines – equivalent to 75% of the total up for grabs – in an auction run by regulator Consip. The deal could be extended to a maximum of 525,000 lines.
Global operating system sales grew nearly 8% to $30.4 billion (€20.7 billion) in 2010, Gartner claims. Microsoft remained the market leader with an overall share of 78.6%.
Sony will attack the tablet PC market with two models running Android 3.0. The first unit – codenamed S1 – features a regular form factor with 9.4-inch display, but the firm is experimenting with two 5.5-inch screens on the S2 that can work together or independently. Both are due in stores this fall.