News In Brief: O2, Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent, IDC, NTC, PCCW, Korea Telecom

UK fraudsters cost carriers millions after using fraudulently-bought SIMs for the iPhone and other smartphones to call premium-rate numbers they had set up offshore. O2 lost £1.2 million (€1.4 million) to the scammers in July alone, the BBC reports.
 
Indian police believe a 23 year-old farmer was killed by his Nokia 1209, after finding the shattered device next to his body, according to The Times of India.
 
Alcatel-Lucent will conduct a demonstration of LTE for Texas Energy Network, which plans to be the first carrier in the US to launch a 4G network designed specifically for oil, gas, and other remote industries.
 
Research firm IDC has named ZTE the number one player in the global CDMA market with a 30.3% market share, the vendor said.
 
Thailand's NTC has defended its decision to curb foreign participation in the nation's telecom sector, stating that investment limits did not breach its WTO commitments.
 
PCCW has deployed a 40Gbps optical network in Hong Kong using gear from Huawei.
 
Korea Telecom’s servers were yesterday jammed by customers pre-ordering the iPhone 4, after the device made its delayed debut in South Korea. The carrier took 130,000 orders in 13 hours, Korea Herald reported, resulting in the near collapse of its online store, according to AFP.

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