News In Brief: Synchronica, DigitalRoute, Canalys, COSMOTE, Qualcomm, Interoute

Qualcomm is raising its quarterly cash dividend 13% to $0.215 per share (€0.154) for common stock from March 25, taking annual dividend payments to $0.86 per share.
 
Mobile messaging firm Synchronica has won a fourth contract from a top-ten handset maker for its IMPS instant messaging client.
 
DigitalRoute has teamed with Capgemini to deploy a mediation center of excellence in France, to cash in on growing demand from carriers seeking to address rising data usage.
 
Most small and medium businesses in the US are behind the curve in mobile phone security, research by Canalys shows. The firm found 86% of SMBs in the country don’t have thorough protection.
 
Greek carrier COSMOTE is offering subscribers a dual carrier HSPA+ USB modem that manufacturer ZTE claims is the fastest in the world.
 
European fiber operator Interoute has acquired Visual Conference Group to extend its capabilities into managed video conferencing and telepresence services.

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