News In Brief: Gizmodo, Telecom Italia, Etisalat, Facebook, LGE, BT, Cisco, Gartner, China Mobile
Gizmodo said it has reached an agreement with California legal authorities over access to computers and other material connected to a probe into the leaking of details of Apple'snew iPhone 4 in April.
Telecom Italia has agreed to sell its Netherlands fixed-line operator BBNed to Sweden's Tele2 for €50 million. Telecom Italia said it had arranged for the sale as part of its plan to refocus on its core markets.
UAE-based Etisalat is rumored to be closing in on the acquisition of a 26% stake in India's Reliance Communications.
Facebook's co-founders Mark Zuckerberg and Evan Moscovitz have both expressed some disdain in public comments about the trailer The Social Network, the upcoming film dramatization of their development of the social networking site.
LG Electronics aims to increase its shipments of 3D notebooks 30% next year, predicting a fivefold increase in global demand to 1.1 million units.
British Telecom will hike call costs by 10% from October to help it ride out tough economic times in the UK. The cost of daytime calls during the week will grow from 5.9 pence per minute (€0.06) to 6.4 pence, and the price of line rental will rise 50 pence per month, The Telegraph reports.
Cisco has completed its acquisition of high-speed optical network DSP firm CoreOptics. The purchase expands Cisco’s optical presence in Europe, where most CoreOptics staff are based, and enables it to offer 100Gbps capacity to carriers.
Mobile connections in India will hit 660 million this year, a 27.3% increase on 2009, Gartner predicts. Service revenues will grow 19.7% to $19.8 billion (€15.2 billion), and hit $23 billion by 2014.
China Mobile has contracted Ericsson to manage its GSM/TD-SCDMA network in the Hebei province, covering 22,000 base stations.