News In Brief: Ericsson, Telstra, Telefonica, Motricity

Ericsson has strengthened its network management capabilities by acquiring Optimi Corporation, a US-Spanish vendor specializing in network optimization and OSS services.
Telstra has signed to the Internet Industry Association’s iCode, a voluntary code of conduct for Australian ISPs covering the information and assistance they offer subscribers to protect against cyber crime.
Telefonica predicts strong take-up of mobile payment services in Spain over the next three to five years, following a successful trial of an NFC-based set-up with Visa and la Caixa.
Mobile content provider Motricity has signed an agreement with Axiata to deliver end-to-end mobile web and data solutions to the Asian telecom conglomerate’s operating companies in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Cambodia.