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NSN head resigns, services leader gets top job

Major mobile network vendor Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) today announced that its CEO Simon Beresford-Wylie is to step down and be replaced by current head of services, Rajeev Suri (pictured, left).

iPhone talks take centre stage in China

China Mobile is still in talks with Apple to launch the iPhone and is busy promoting its own ‘OPhones’ as the world’s largest mobile operator gets to grips with last week’s news that rival China Unicom has signed a three-year deal to sell Apple’s iconic device.

Telefonica O2 Slovakia gets new CEO

Telefonica Europe today announced that Juraj Sedivy is leaving his post as CEO of Telefonica O2 Slovakia, notes Cellular News.

ST-Ericsson appoints new CEO

Chipmaker ST-Ericsson, a joint venture of STMicroelectronics and Ericsson, today announced the appointment of Gilles Delfassy (pictured above) as its new President and CEO, taking over from Alain Dutheil. Delfassy will assume his new position from 2 November.

Thai operator starts testing 3G at 900MHz

Cellular News notes that Thai mobile operator, Total Access Communication (DTAC), has announced the start of a trial of a 3G network operating in the 900Mhz spectrum band.

SSTL signs up for advanced CDMA

Light Reading Asia notes that India’s fastest-growing new entrant, Sistema Shyam Teleservices Ltd (SSTL), is the first operator in the world to commit to CDMA 1x Advanced, the recently standardised upgrade to CDMA 1x.

Hitachi opens LTE R&D centre in Dallas

Japanese vendor Hitachi has opened an R&D centre in Dallas focused on development of core network infrastructure kit for LTE networks.

CSL plans upgrades with ZTE

Cellular News reports that Hong Kong mobile operator CSL has unveiled its plans to deploy 3G network coverage in the 900MHz spectrum band and an evolution towards LTE.

Samsung launches LTE modem

Samsung Electronics has developed its first LTE modem that complies with the 3GPP’s Release 8 specification, reports Telecompaper.

Nokia takes Ovi Store to Latin America

America Movil and Nokia announced today a partnership to bring Ovi Store by Nokia to mobile customers in Latin America.