News In Brief: Huawei, Vodafone, News Corp., Microsoft, Vodafone Qatar, AT&T India

Huawei says its GSM networks now connect more than 1 billion people – roughly a quarter of worldwide GSM users.
 
Vodafone will continue as title sponsor of the McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 team until 2013, under an extended deal announced yesterday.
 
News Corp. has signed up 105,000 paying customers for the digital versions of The Times and The Sunday Times since it started charging for access sites several months ago. 
 
Germany’s Daimler will roll out Microsoft’s Cloud-based unified communications solutions following a successful trial of the technology.
 
Vodafone Qatar CEO Grahame Maher has died following a stroke. Australian-born Maher, 51, was previously head of Vodafone operations in the Czech Republic, Australia and Sweden. 
 
AT&T India has won a three-year contract to provide VPN and network integration services between Harley-Davidson’s US and India branches.
 
Content delivery firm Technicolor is supplying a home gateway product to O2 UK, enabling the carrier to offer customers wireless broadband access and Ethernet connectivity. The product is compatible with 802.11n standards.

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