News in Brief: Eircom, NASA, AT&T, Aviat, NTT Com

Irish operator Eircom has launched its new 24-Mbps broadband network, with an initial reach of 550,000 wholesale and retail customers.

NASA has admitted defeat in the seven-month battle to free the Spirit Mars rover from a soft soil bank, but said the vehicle will still be useful as a static science station.
AT&T announced it had added a near-record 2.7 million mobile subscribers in Q4, and that its revenue grew 9.2% to $12.6 billion.
IP wireless firm Harris Stratex Networks has changed its name to Aviat Networks.
E-commerce firm Nexway Games will provide gaming content to Italian telco and ISP, via a new portal available on Tiscali’s Giochi home page. Nexway offers games from Electronic Arts, THQ, Sega, Atari, and Take 2, and consumers can try before they buy.
NTT Europe, the European subsidiary of NTT Communications (NTT Com), has expanded its Global IP Transit Service into Spain, through a deal with Interxion, a provider of carrier-neurtal data centres. NTT Europe’s Global Tier 1 IP Backbone will now terminate at Interxion’s Madrid site.