News In Brief: TeliaSonera, Orange, Deutsche Telecom, Apple, ZTE

TeliaSonera plans to upgrade its world-first LTE network in Sweden to support peak download rates of 100Mbps, in response to disappointment over the speeds achieved by its current network.
 
Orange has signed up three new MVNOs  – Unicom, Catalyst and Axis Telecom – to its Orange Partner platform. Orange will provide use of its GSM network to the MVNOs through mobile virtual network aggregator Transatel.
 
Deutsche Telecom has introduced a quota for female executives, with a goal to have 30% of all upper and middle management jobs filled by women by the end of 2015 – up from 13% today. Around 60% of business graduates from German universities are now women. 
 
Apple COO Tim Cook has been awarded a $22 million (€16 million) bonus for standing in for CEO Steve Jobs during his recent medical leave.
 
ZTE said it had increased its patents filed to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) by 50% in 2009, even as the number of WIPO applications worldwide fell for the first time in 30 years.
 
The dotcom domain which is at the center internet commerce celebrates its 25th birthday this week. Some 680,000 dotcom sites are registered every week.
 
Consolidation is essential for Pakistan’s mobile market before 3G can be rolled out, the boss of Europe’s only carrier in the country says. Chief executive Jon Eddy Abdulla told FT.com that three carriers would be enough to offer next-generation services rather than the current five.
 
Kosovan MVNO Z-mobile has chosen Nokia Siemens Networks as its systems integrator for a next-generation intelligent network. The five-year deal covers billing, interactive voice response, and CRM systems.
 
SingTel today began its first trial of LTE, with a showcase of the today began its first trial of LTE, with a showcase of the an its first trial of LTE, with a showcase of the technology using equipment from Ericsson at its HQ. The showcase features 3D mapping, voice over LTE, HD multiplayer online gaming, and live images with augmented reality.

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