News In Brief: ZTE, Huawei, Interoute, Ericsson

ZTE aims to increase its share of patents ETSI considers essential to the operation of LTE to 10% by 2012. The firm holds 235 essential LTE patents, enough for a 7% share at end November.
Huawei was the other winner in TeliaSonera’s network upgrade tender, winning the contract to migrate the southern end of the Norwegian carrier’s network to LTE. Yesterday Ericsson announced it will upgrade the northern section.
European optical fiber operator Interoute is claiming the largest financial footprint in the region, after extending its network to financial districts in Milan and Amsterdam.
Jorgen Nilsson, a former Ericsson and Vodafone executive, has joined mobile data services firm Acision as COO.