News In Brief: Verizon, Microsoft, Huawei , ZTE, KT, EMI

Operators Verizon, AT&T, Orange, Telefonica, TeliaSonera and Vodafone, and vendors Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, NSN, Nokia, Samsung and Sony Ericsson, have defined a standard voice/SMS transmission solution for LTE.

Microsoft yesterday began a series of around 800 job cuts, in addition to the 5,000 layoffs announced this year. While in the UK it is cutting 2% of its 2,700 jobs in the UK.
Huawei Technologies will release multiple Android based mobile phones in coming months, a company spokeswoman told PC World.  Huawei will release a series of Android handsets in Europe, the Asia Pacific and Latin America. Huawei’s original Android phone, the Huawei Pulse, is already sold by T-Mobile in the UK.
Chinese vendor ZTE is now the second-largest supplier of optical network gear in Asia-Pacific, with a Q209 market share of 16.1%, according to Ovum research.
Korea's KT has increased capacity with a fourth carrier on its W-CDMA network, supplier Alcatel-Lucent said the carrier has been activated across more than 100 sites.
Recording label EMI is suing US online music store for allegedly selling Beatles songs without authorization.