Infineon Technologies denies reports it is negotiating to sell a 29% stake to Sistema , WSJ.com reports. The chipmaker was responding to claims Russia’s government was pressuring German Chancellor Angela Merkel about a deal.
News in brief: Infineon Technologies, ZTE, BT, BSkyB, Vopium, Nokia Siemens Networks, Synchronica
ZTE will deliver 6,000 base stations to Indonesian CDMA operator Smart Telecom as part of a deal to deploy a nationwide network for the carrier. The telco will have capacity for 25 million subscribers once work is completed.
BT has signed a wholesale supply deal for broadcaster BSkyB's Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 2 subscription channels, under the Ofcom-mandated BSkyB sports channel wholesale offer.
Separately, BSkyB revealed it will offer free access to its mobile TV service to existing customers during 2H10. Sky Sports subscribers can access the Sky Mobile TV on Apple’s iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. A subscription normally costs £6 (€7.39) per month.
Danish VoIP operator Vopium has raised $16.5 million (€13.5 million) from an Indian telecom investor, to help it fight for subscribers against the behemoth that is Skype.
Parts for the new iPhone 4 cost $188 (€154), according to a teardown by iSuppli. The most expensive component is the LCD display, costing $28.50, Bloomberg reported.
Nokia Siemens Networks has won an NGN rollout contract from Canadian operator Shaw Communications, covering radio access network and core equipment
Synchronica has netted a $1.28 million (€1.04 million) contract to embed its Mobile Gateway product in mobile handsets for an unnamed vendor selling to emerging markets. The manufacturer has committed to use Synchronica’s product for 18 months.