News In Brief: TeleGeography, Cisco, China Unicom, Nokia, Orange

Global operators spent $6.5 billion (€4.4 billion) building 49 new subsea cables between 2006 and 2010, to meet a seven-fold increase in demand for international bandwidth, figures from TeleGeography show.
 
Cisco’s information chief Rebecca Jacoby and IT vice president John Manville will outline the firm’s environmental strategy at the opening of its latest green data center on Friday.
 
China Unicom aims to cut energy consumption of its base stations by 20% by replacing current air conditioning units with a Nokia Siemens cooling box and battery cooling cabinet.
 
Downloads from Nokia’s Ovi Store have grown almost eight times in the past year to five million downloads per day. The store now carries 40,000 apps from 158 developers.
 
Orange has extended the reach of its B2B telepresence service, by tapping into Tata Communications’ network of 33 rooms in 17 countries.

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