News In Brief: Deutsche Telekom, AT&T, PLDT, INQ, Guvera, NBN Co.
Deutsche Telekom topped the list of the Operator Matrix released by ABI Research. Orange Group and Vodafone Europe took second and third spots in the evaluation of "green" operators in Europe.
AT&T has appointed Johnny Ng as Greater China general manager. Ng, currently AT&T Asia-Pacific CFO, has worked for the company since 1995. He will report directly to Asia Pacific head Bernard Yee.
Level 3will allowPLDT to use one of its US landing stations to provide connectivity for the Asia America Gateway (AAG) trans-Pacific cable.
INQ Mobile, HutchisonWhampoa’s handset subsidiary, has appointed Kingson Loo as president of its greater China division. Loo was previously group vice president and director of Sony Ericsson China.
Guvera, an Australia-based, ad-supported music search and download service, has raised $20 million in new funding. Founded in 2008, the company is beta testing its service and has signed licensing deals with Universal Music and EMI, as well as independent distributor IODA.
Tata Communications has launched its IP Exchange (IPX), aimed at enabling mobile service providers to route their including voice, IP and signaling traffic via one IP pipe.
Australia’s National Broadband Network Company has invited satellite operators to submit proposals to operate the satellite that will be used to deliver rural broadband services to 10% of the Australian population.
Indian telecoms minister A. Raja told local press that the government is well on track to conducting the country’s long-delayed 3G auctions by end-March.
Cisco has passed a milestone for its Internet Routing in Space (IRIS) technology which was successfully in-orbit tested on a commercial GEO satellite. The technology was launched via Intelsat's IS-14 satellite in late November.