News In Brief: Ofcom, IP Wireless, Google, Orange, Huawei

Ofcom will cut the time it takes UK consumers to transfer their mobile number to a new operator to one working day from April 2011. New regulations unveiled yesterday also stipulate that subscribers should receive their PAC code over the phone, or within two hours by SMS.
 
IPWireless has partnered with Altair Semiconductor to develop a suite of multi-band LTE modems for the 800 and 1800MHz, and 2.5GHz, frequencies.
 
France's SFR will continue to invest €1.5 billion a year into expanding its fixed and wireless networks, as well as €150 million annually on an ultra-high speed fiber network.
 
The value of the Western European IT services market will remain largely unchanged at $204 billion in 2010, according to IDC. Relative economic stability – despite the sovereign debt issue - will prevent a decline, but it won't be until 2011 that spending confidence truly recovers.
 
Google chief Eric Schmidt is confident the Chinese authorities will renew its internet operating license, Reuters reports
 
Orange and Cisco have teamed up to develop a "telepresence as a service” solution for the international market.
 
Huawei Technologies is lobbying US authorities for the right to land a major contract with Sprint, FT.com reports. If successful, it would be its first contract with a US operator.

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