This week saw movement in the data center business, and Ericsson's copper speed record.
IBM offered nearly $7 billion to buy Sun Microsystems, attracted by the former high-flyer's server business and its Java and Solaris technologies. Cisco unveiled its new unified architecture aimed at challenging IBM and HP in the data center.
Ericsson is reportedly looking to exit the Sony Ericsson handset joint venture, and Sony is interested in buying out its stake. Ericsson created a new benchmark when it demonstrated 500Mbps data transmission over copper.
Vodafone's Qatari joint venture hopes to raise $963 million from one of the world's few planned IPOs, scheduled for April 12.
The rollout of new cables in Asia has driven down Asian bandwidth prices as much as 30% already this year.
Palm, still waiting for the debut of its Pre device, posted its seventh successive quarterly loss.
The use of BlackBerrys and iPhones by jurors is causing mistrials in the US justice system.
Australia's competition watchdog threatened a crackdown on rogue telecom operators.
The UK government was accused of wasting taxpayers' money with a $29,000 site on Second Life. An opposition MP said the government was 'living in a fantasy world'.
And a Telstra staffer was revealed as being behind the Fake Stephen Conroy Twitter feed, masquerading as the Australian communications minister.