News In Brief: Deutsche Telekom, Motorola, Broadcom, GSM Association, Canalys, France Telecom, Roamware

Deutsche Telekom subsidiary T-Systems yesterday outlined plans to build the largest high-security data center in Germany, unveiling a design that will offer 24,000 square meters of space (m2) when construction is completed in 2015. The first section is due to open in 2012, offering 9,000 m2 of space.
 
Motorola has launched a single-RAN Wimax evolution product that upgrades 802.16e and 802.16 e Enhanced networks to 802.16m and TD-LTE, or to add LTE to their existing networks.
 
Semiconductor-manufacturer Broadcom yesterday unveiled a WLAN VoIP router system-on-a-chip that offers the ability to add 3G functionality to routers via USB. The firm says 3G modems will allow consumers to create a WiFi hotspot in their homes using cellular networks.
 
Serbia’s telecoms ministry yesterday hosted a summit to discuss a unified approach to allocating spectrum freed up by the switch to digital TV in south east Europe, according to the GSM Association.
 
The level of public debt in many European countries threatens to hamper the recovery of the region's ICT market, Canalys has warned. Rising debt levels portend major cuts in public spending, which could trample any growth momentum the sector builds up.
 
France Telecom has teamed up with French publisher Groupe SFA PAR to bid for a 65% stake in national daily Le Monde. The telco is tipped to contribute €20-25 million to a joint bid of €80 million for the share, WSJ.com reports.
 
Roamware today rolled out its Cardless ATM service globally. The service, which is already deployed in Ireland, allows bank customers to draw cash from an ATM without their cash card, or transfer money to family and friends.
 
Reliance Globalcom will add a new Japanese PoP at Equinix’s Toyko-2 (TY2) International Business Exchange, enabling the data center’s Tokyo customers to directly access Reliance’s VPLS network.

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