News In Brief: Ericsson, India, YouTube, CommunicAsia

Ericsson  has secured the contracts to migrate Germany’s Telefónica O2 existing fixed and mobile systems into a converged IP-based Next-generation network (NGN). Ericsson will supply an IMS core system and an IMS-based VoIP application server. Both contracts include hardware deployment and software systems integration services.
 
India forecasts that it will raise more than Rs242 billion ($5.01 billion) from the scheduled 3G auction of spectrum in August or September if plans by the telecoms department are approved.
 
French indie record label collecting society SPPF is suing YouTube for €10 million, according to Paidcontent.org. SPPF claim that the site is hosting 100 music videos without authorization and in defiance of a takedown order.
 
Visitor numbers to the CommunicAsia-BroadcastAsia trade show, held in Singapore last week, fell 20% to 54,354 compared with 2008, according to the organizer, Singapore Exhibition Services. 1,923 exhibitors took part in the event, down from 2,300 a year ago.

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