News In Brief: ST Ericsson, Zhone Technologies, Vodafone, Ubiquisys, Arbor Networks

ST Ericsson claims to have produced the world’s smallest GPS and GLONASS satellite receiver – a combination it states offers faster, more accurate, positioning info on mobile devices.
 
FTTx networking firm Zhone Technologies has won its third contract in the Nordic region in almost as many months, unveiling a deal to supply its multi-service access node to Norwegian fiber operator FIKAS Broadband.
 
Vodafone topped up the accounts of pre-pay subscribers stuck in Egypt with the equivalent of £15 (€17.59), after realizing customers would be unable to buy credit in stores or via the internet after authorities shut down communications networks, a spokeswoman told Telecoms Europe.net.
 
Ubiquisys has teamed with Spain’s Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya to develop an open-source LTE network simulator. The pair aim to offer a common testing platform for femtocell and macro manufacturers.
 
Egyptian web traffic was back to regular levels of around 2,250Mbps early yesterday, after a week long outage due to a government shut-down, figures from Arbor Networks show.

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