News In Brief: Motorola, Alca-Lu, Juniper, Walmart, Vodafone, BT

Motorola has secured a contract from Irish operator Imagine to replace its existing wireless infrastructure with a Wimax network. Motorola will provide integration and support services as well as vendor financing.

Alcatel-Lucent will supply its 7450 Ethernet Service Switch (ESS) for NTT’s all-IP network transformation.

Australian ISP iiNet will upgrade its network infrastructure to support IPTV services using Juniper Networks equipment.

US retail chain Walmart has launched a range of own-branded discount mobile plans in conjunction with prepaid carrier TracFone Wireless.

Vodafone said its roaming services unit has entered into a peering agreement with UK-based United Hubbing for the provision of global roaming services.

BT said take-up for its video on demand service Vision is falling short of expectations, and the company will almost certainly miss its target of 2-3 million subscribers by the end of next year.