News In Brief: Ukash, Alcatel-Lucent, giffgaff, Good Technology, IDC
Global e-cash network provider Ukash is extending its services into smartphones, beginning with its first iPhone app. The firm, whose services are available in 420,000 retail locations, plans to add other smartphone platforms later this year.
Alcatel-Lucent will supply TD-LTE kit for China Mobile in Shanghai, as part of a large scale trial of the technology by the carrier in major Chinese cities.
UK-based mobile cooperative giffgaff claims to be the first virtual network operator in the country to offer its own voucher codes, as it seeks to cash in on the success of firms including Groupon.
Enterprise customers of Good Technology are being offered secure access to Web applications including Intranets, management dashboards and IT monitoring portals, through a new secure Web browser.
Figures from IDC show Microsoft’s partner program generated $580 billion (€409 billion) in revenues for members last year, up from $537 billion in 2009.