News In Brief: EC, Qualcomm, Cisco, TeliaSonera, Juniper Networks, Ofcom

European businesses could be cleared to use a single, region-wide, phone number under proposals unveiled by the EC yesterday. The Commission is assessing the benefits of the plan, which is in-line with Digital Agenda goals covering cross-border sales.
 
Qualcomm has elected Francisco Ros, a former Secretary of State for telecoms in Spain with 25 years industry experience, to its board of directors.
 
Cisco and BMC Software yesterday launched an integrated cloud platform as the first step in a partnership to develop large-scale, multi-tenant, cloud computing services.
 
Sweden's TeliaSonera will spend 1.1 billion kronor (€120 million) to increase its stake in TeliaSonera Asia Holding - owner of Ncell in Nepal and Applifone in Cambodia - to 75.45% from 51%.
 
Juniper Networks has acquired virtualization security technology provider Altor Networks for $95 million (€70.9 million) in cash.
 
UK regulator Ofcom must introduce policies allowing consumers to quickly change bundled services within five years, to preserve fairness in the market, the Communications Consumer Panel says.

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