News In Brief: NSN, Vodafone, Symbian Foundation, Orange, ABI Research
Nokia Siemens Networks says Slovenian cellco Tušmobil will be the first in the world to migrate its network to full IP using IPv6 and Direct Tunnel technologies. The vendor is upgrading the 900MHz network to HSPA+.
Vodafone claims a new €2 daily data roaming tariff for European subscribers is 60% cheaper than previous plans. The rate, for casual roamers, will be rolled out over the next month.
The Symbian Foundation will close all of its websites on December 17, but will offer developers access to its source code kits, wiki, bug database, and reference documents by special request.
Orange has partnered with a group of French newspapers to distribute premium news content online. A separate brand will be established for the venture with the Gie E Presse Premium group, which will operate on a revenue share basis.
Two billion people have access to 3G and 4G data networks globally, but only 12% of Asia's population has access to 3G services compared to 82% of Western Europeans, according to ABI Research
ZTE has launched its first own-brand device in the Hungarian market, shipping the Android-based Blade smartphone via T-Mobile.