News In Brief: Google, Gartner, Orange, RSCC, PLDT, Unitech Wireless

The US FTC has praised Google's decision to oust Apple director Arthur Levinson from its board, indicating that it will close its antitrust investigation into the companies.
 
The consumer electronics industry is in the early stages of recovery, but the mobile phone, wired communications and PC segments will not return to a sustainable pattern of growth until 2010, Gartner said.
 
Orange Business services has announced that Telemark has awarded the company's VPN and ICT services with a “world class” rating for customer satisfaction.
 
Russian state satellite operator RSCC has signed long-term leases with Israel's RRSAT and Britain's Earthly Orbit for its new Russian Express-AM44 satellite.
 
Philippine operator PLDT has launched an IPTV service named Watchpad with content partner Mediascape.
 
Unitech Wireless has contracted Nokia Siemens to supply and manage its GSM network in six telecom circles. NSN was last week contracted to build and manage Unitech’s pan-India core network.

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