News In Brief: Hellenic Telecommunications Organisation, EC, Clearwire, Deutsche Telekom, NTT DoCoMo

Greek telco Hellenic Telecommunications Organisation (OTE) has abolished executive bonuses and credit cards as part of a raft of cost-cutting measures for 2011, local press reports.
 
European standards bodies have agreed specifications for a common mobile phone charger. The EC initiated efforts into standardizing chargers for data-enabled devices in 2009 due to environmental concerns.
 
US 4G operator Clearwire denies that founder Craig McCaw quit the firm due to disagreements over its future direction. Industry veteran McCaw stepped down as chairman of the board late December, WSJ.com reports.
 
Deutsche Telekom’s service arm T-Systems has taken on management of 9,000 Gemalto workstations in 40 countries in a five year deal. The agreement also covers maintenance of the smartcard firm’s numeric security.
 
NTT DoCoMo is reportedly gearing up to launch an LG made tablet running a Google operating system, Reuters reveals.
 
China Telecom plans to upgrade all broadband services in Shanghai to fiber by 2015, reports claim.
 
Four people have been arrested for defrauding Uninor, the mobile operator majority owned by Norway's Telenor, out of 9.5 million rupees (€159,711).

 

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