News In Brief: Vodafone Australia, Apple, NEC, CommScope, ZTE, Huawei, SK Telecom

One embattled independent Vodafone Australia dealer has signed up to a class action lawsuit against the carrier, claiming his business has suffered as a result of the telco’s persistent network outages, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
Apple boss Steve Jobs has been signed off sick again, leaving the day-to-day running of the firm to COO Tim Cook. Jobs has taken medical leave twice in the past seven years.
NEC and the Wuhan Research Institute of Post and Telecommunications are developing LTE base stations operation and maintenance subsystems and self organizing networks. The products will be compatible with TD-LTE and FD-LTE, and launch by the year-end.
Infrastructure supplier CommScope has appointed Phil Sorsky vice president of wireless sales in Europe. Sorsky has 20 years experience with firms including Juniper Networks, Adobe, Cisco and AT&T.
ZTE has promoted Cui Liangjun from CTO to chief executive at its Indian subsidiary. Current chief Huang Dabin will move to ZTE’s headquarters in China.
Huawei has signed a deal with Bell Canada to build a joint innovation center in Canada to develop broadband, wireless and networking technologies, the Ottawa Business Journal reports.
Korean carrier SK Telecom has opened a cloud computing data center in Seoul.