News In Brief: Innoace, Ericsson, Cisco, TD-SCDMA IA, Orascom Telecom

South Korea’s Innoace plans to use still-image compression technology from Human Monitoring to develop an MMS service that allows an 8MP picture to be sent using under 300KB of data.
 
Ericsson has been picked to run the corporate telecoms network of Endesa, Spain’s largest utility company, for the next four years. The firm has 24,500 employees worldwide.
 
Telepresence might normally be the preserve of businessmen, but youth dance troupes in China and the US have changed that perception after using Cisco rooms to rehearse for a joint production due to be performed in New York this month.
 
UK newspaper The Times has started charging its readers for online access to its news content. Access will cost £1 per day (€1.21), or £2 per week with a subscription.
 
Eleven international operators plan to trial TD-LTE services according to Yang Hua, secretary-general of the TD-SCDMA Industry Association.

Orascom Telecom has sold its internet services arm to Egyptian cellco Mobinil for $130 million (€103 million) in cash. The deal covers Orascom’s LINKdotNET and Link Egypt businesses, but excludes the non-ISP part of Link Egypt

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