News In Brief: Telenor, Elonics, HGI, Gartner, NSN

Telenor aims to stimulate development of unique products and services with a new innovation center. Norway’s trade minister cut the ribbon on the facility, which will also serve as a showcase for new solutions.
 
Elonics, a UK-based CMOS RF TV tuner manufacturer, has signed up 30-year semiconductor veteran David Wollen as its new chief executive. Wollen’s most recent credit is turning around Research and Technology prior to its sale to Broadcom in 2010.
 
The Home Gateway Initiative will publish home energy management support specifications in the second half of the year. The broadband service provider’s standards group expects rapid progress after presenting use cases and architectures based on member feedback.
 
Consumers now spend almost as much time reading material on a digital screen as they do printed material, fresh Gartner research shows. Most tablet PC users say it’s easier to read the screen than print, though almost half of laptop users report it is harder.
 
Nokia Siemens has been called up to manage the network of Shanghai Unicom, a subsidiary of China Unicom and Shanghai’s second-largest mobile operator. The vendor will maintain base stations, and transmission and fixed line networks.

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