News In Brief: Motorola, Wikileaks, Vodafone Essar, M1, IDC, Nokia Siemens Networks, O2 Ireland
Motorola has announced an LTE managed services solution, a Wimax device validation program, and released the fifth generation of its Wimax software.
Julian Assange, the founder of whistleblower site Wikileaks, has been denied residency in Sweden. He applied because the country’s laws protect whistle blowers.
Indian operator Vodafone Essar is reportedly leading Bharti Airtel in the race to provide a closed user group mobile network for 375,000 government employees in Gujarat. The deal is said to be worth up to 3 billion rupees (€48.5 million).
Singapore's M1 grew net profit 5.7% to S$119.6 million (€65.8 million) in the nine months to end-September, on higher service revenue and handset sales.
IDC has raised its semiconductor revenue forecasts by two percentage points, to account for changing macro economic conditions. The firm predicts revenues will grow by 22% to 24% in 2010, and by 8% to 9% in 2011.
Nokia Siemens Networks and Qualcomm have conducted the first interoperability test of a new 3GPP standard designed to cut data connections promptly to maximize battery life on smartphones.
Danuta Gray has resigned as CEO of O2 Ireland, and will be replaced by Stephen Shurrock on December 1.