NEWS IN BRIEF: Sprint Nextel, Verizon, HTC

Sprint Nextel has completed what the US operator says is the first successful trial of 40Gbps transmissions over a submarine cable using DWDM systems.

Verizon has fired the workers caught accessing president-elect Barack Obama's phone records, CNN has reported.

HTC expects to have shipped more than one million G1 phones by the end of 2008, Pocket-Lint reports. The Taiwanese manufacturer has dramatically raised its forecast from the previous estimate of 600,000 units.