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British Telecom has signed a five-year deal with Alcatel-Lucent to evolve its global IP infrastructure. The contract will enable BT to accelerate network convergence and boost the capacity of its 21st Century Network.
HP has beefed up its telecom consultancy services with extra consultants and an updated core methodology, and unveiled Hungary’s Magyar Telekom as its latest customer.
KT is in talks with Intel and Samsung Electronics to form a joint venture firm to export WiBro outside South Korea, reports the Korea Times.
Åse Lindskog has been unveiled as the next VP and head of investor and analyst relations at Ericsson. The current head of media relations begins his new role on May 17.