News In Brief: Home Grid Forum, Azzurri Communications, Analysys International, Canalys

The first products conforming to the standard for wired home networking will launch in 2011, Chano Gomez -head of marketing for the Home Grid Forum -predicts.
Managed services firm Azzurri Communications has won a three-year, £5 million (€5.7 million), unified communications contract from facilities firm OCS. The deal covers integration of existing WAN and LAN networks into a centralized VoIP network.
Mobile phone sales in China grew 57% to 246 million units in 2010, due to the popularity of Internet and television enabled devices, the Times of India reports citing Analysys International research.
Demand for tablet PCs fuelled a 19% rise in global PC sales to 105.8 million units in 4Q10, according to Canalys figures. While HP remained top of the list with 18.7 million units shipped, Apple’s sales leapt 241% to 11.5 million units, due mostly to shipments of the iPad.