News In Brief: Telefonica, Capgemini, Vodafone, Orange, AT&T, Turk Telekom
Telefonica wants to pump $2.7 billion (€2.1) into its fixed and mobile networks in Brazil during 2010, WSJ reports, citing local chief Jose Maria Alvarez Pallete. Portugal Telecom, the carrier’s local partner in mobile operator Vivo, last week rejected a €6.3 billion bid to buy its stake in Vivo’s holding company.
Capgemini will market and deliver Microsoft’s cloud-based communication and collaboration services, the firms announced yesterday.
Vodafone has revealed it has won 2x5MHz of 3G spectrum in India during the nation's 3G auction. The company acquired spectrum in 9 of India's 22 telecom circles for £1.74 billion (€2.02 billion). Vodafone operates in India under the banner Vodafone Essar.
Turk Telekom has arranged to acquire Central and South European data and wholesale capacity service provider Invitel International for €221 million.
Orange has launched a range of pay-as-you-go programming APIs to help developers add communications services to their web or mobile applications.
Serbia's telecom market is worth an estimated €10 billion, with revenue from the market contributing 4.8%, or €1.5 billion of the company's GDP, according to regulator RATEL.
US operator AT&T has launched a quad-play bundled offer, as it seeks to step up the competition against the nation's cable operators also seeking a foray into quad-play.
Google announced an app store for the Chrome OS, a partnership with VMWare, and an app engine for companies during the opening day of its annual developer conference in San Francisco yesterday.