News In Brief: Ericsson, Gartner, Informa Telecoms & Media, Microsoft, ZTE, Visa
Ericsson senior vice president and sales and marketing chief Torbjorn Possne has been appointed head of Ericsson's Vodafone customer unit, replacing the departing Jörgen Nilsson.
Global enterprise software revenues will grow 4.5% to $232 billion (€177 billion) in 2010, however EMEA revenues will fall 3.4% to $66.8 billion, Gartner predicts.
Sales of Android handsets will surpass Symbian units in 2012, with 142 million devices running the Google OS tipped to ship compared to 137 million Symbian smartphones, Informa Telecoms & Media forecasts. The firm also expects smartphone users to hit a billion by 2013.
Microsoft has published app developer guidelines which ban pornographic or excessively violent content from Windows Phone 7.
ZTE, Huawei and Ericsson have been selected to manage Sistema Shyam’s mobile network in India
Visa has been barred from starting any new business in China for almost a year after a dispute with local monopoly China Unionpay, FT.com reported.The move, and other issues facing foreign payment companies, prompted the US to file a complaint to the WTO last week.