News In Brief: ITC, Vodafone, Telefonica, Cox, ZTE

The ITC has launched an investigation into whether Apple infringes on Nokia's patents, responding to a claim made by Nokia in December. 

Vodafone plans to resurrect its German brand, Otelo, transforming it into a provider of low-priced mobile plans. The sales channel will meanwhile go online-only starting in February.
 
Both Telefonica and the three largest shareholders in Telecom Italia have denied the latest round of speculation that Telefonica is preparing a bid for Telecom Italia.
 
US operator Cox has announced it has successfully completed a voice call - and streamed HD video - using LTE technology on the 700-MHz band. Cox spent $550 million to acquire the spectrum from the FCC in 2006 and 2008.
 
ZTE has supplied a 3G modem to Vivo, Brazil’s largest mobile operator, to provide mass-market mobile TV in the Brazilian developed ISDB-TDTV format.
 
A new mobile measurement startup, Seattle-based Ground Truth, has launched a mobile metric based on data directly from mobile operators that it says can provide aggregate mobile data usage on any visited mobile site.

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