News In Brief: NSN, Google, Etisalat, Spirit DSP, Portugal Telecom

Nokia Siemens Networks has set to work adding capacity to French carrier SFR’s 3G network to meet growing demand for mobile broadband services. SFR also plans to deploy dual-cell HSDPA in 2011, to enable 42Mbps peak download rates.
 
Google has put the launch of new Google TV devices on ice while it updates the software after poor initial reviews. The delay means products from LG, Toshiba and Sharp won’t now be shown at next month’s Consumer Electronics Show in the US, the New York Times reports.
 
United Arab Emirates operator Etisalat has opened the region’s first telepresence room. The facility uses Cisco kit and is connected to 23 global rooms operated by Tata Communications.
 
Russia-based voice and VoIP software provider Spirit DSP has won a fourth contract from conferencing equipment supplier Polycom. The latest deal covers wideband voice processing software.
 
Portugal Telecom is negotiating the sale of its 28% stake in Brazilian ISP UOL, the country’s largest internet provider, to Grupo Folha for 320 million Brazilian reais (€142 million), Brazil’s Diario Economico reports.

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