News In Brief: Telecom Italia, NSN, BT, Ericsson, cVidya Networks, Actix

Telecom Italia is completely opposed to joining a shared fibre network such as that planned by its major rivals Vodafone Italy, Wind and Fastweb.
 
Nokia Siemens Networks has launched new OSS suite, [email protected], that promises to enable a consolidated view of customer usage patterns and business performance.
 
Canada's minister of industry, Tony Clement, has hinted that the government is considering loosening foreign-ownership restrictions on the telecom sector.
 
BT plans to invest further into Asia-pacific, to tie up a greater share of the estimated £8 billion pound (€9.3 billion) market for its services.
 
Ericsson today unveiled a three-year deal to manage Telefonica’s network operations center in São Paulo, Brazil. The deal covers management of core, transmission and ADSL networks.
 
Revenue intelligence solutions firm cVidya Networks has won its first major contract in Europe, providing price plan optimisation  to an unnamed tier-one carrier.
 
Network software supplier Actix has added an automated LTE test suite covering network acceptance processes to its existing desktop and server software.