News In Brief: Gartner, Telekom Austria, PCTL, me2me
Gartner predicts Google’s Android platform will achieve a near 50% market share in 2012, displacing current leader Symbian, which will drop from a 37.6% share in 2010 to 5.2% in 2012.
Telekom Austria has launched a probe into allegations Chinese vendor Huawei bribed middleman Peter Hochegger to win business with the carrier, and will require all vendors to sign a code of conduct covering future procurements
Pakistan carrier PTCL has contracted Alcatel-Lucent to deploy VDSL2 bonding technology to offer fixed broadband customers data rates up to 50Mbps over its copper network. The upgrade is due to be completed by end 2Q11.
Enterprise mobility software firm me2me will pump 2.15 million Swiss francs (€1.6 million) raised in Series A equity capital into development of mobile applications products and a sales push in the US and Western Europe. The firm plans a second finance round in June to take total funds to 3 million Swiss francs.