News In Brief: GSA, Vmax, Symbian, Amdocs, BT, Samsung, RIM, SK Telecom

The GSA  said the number of operators committed to LTE has increased 35% over the past six months.

The Symbian Foundation has launched its Horizon app portal, which will provide developers with an easy route to having their wares listed on a growing number of app stores, including Nokia's Ovi and China Mobile's Mobile Market.
US-based CRM and OSS software vendor Amdocs has acquired service delivery platform provider jNetX for €33 million.
Samsung has launched a high-tech handset production factory in Vietnam. The factory will create 2,500 jobs in 2009, scaling up to 12,000 by 2011 as production capacity increases.
Three Taiwanese operators – Vmax Telecom, FET and Vee Telecomplan to launch Wimax services by the end of the year. Two more expect to launch next year, making a total of six.
Alcatel-Lucent has launched compact IP routers designed to help operators affordably provide data services to smaller communities.
US operator Verizon's consumer broadband services are the most highly rated by customers on the east coast, according to a survey from JD Power and Associates.
Korean operator SK Telecom has reported a 5.4% rise in Q3 revenue of KRW 3.057 trillion, operating income of KRW 618.8 billion and net income of KRW 415.9 billion.
Juniper Networks and IBM OEM deal announced in July is now delivering a suite of Ethernet networking products manufactured by Juniper to market. The two companies have extended the OEM agreement to include Juniper’s SRX Series Services Gateways.
Huawei has been selected by Moroccan carrier Maroc Telecom to upgrade its mobile packet core network using the IPN 2.0 solution.