News In Brief: ComReg, Alca-Lu, Synchronica, Motorola, Maxis

The European commission has approved a proposal from Irish regulator ComReg to curb the telecom prices offered by incumbent operator Eircom.
Alcatel-Lucent has appointed telecom veteran Claudia Schwers as Country Officer for Switzerland. Schwers formerly served at Swisscom AG, and in various other roles.
UK-based mobile email provider Synchronica has won its first contract in South East Asia, and will supply its mobile gateway and backup apps for an unnamed operator with over 30 million subscribers.
Motorola said it had provided the first live 2.6GHz TD-LTE trial, deploying a network on the streets of Geneva to support China Mobile's presence at ITU Telecom World 2009.
Malaysian operator Maxis and Western Union have launched a service that allows users to send money across borders via mobile phone.
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies has appointed Mick Murray, formerly vice president finance and chief accountant at Yahoo, as chief financial officer.