Nortel closes in on Avaya, Ericsson deals
Nortel Networks’ plans to sell-off major parts of its businesses appear to be on the home straight. The Canadian vendor announced yesterday that US and Canadian courts have approved its US$915 million deal to sell its enterprise business to Avaya.
Voda CEO “relooking” at Verizon Wireless stake
Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao has reignited speculation that the UK-based group may divest its 45 percent stake in US mobile operator Verizon Wireless, reports The Telegraph. Colao told a Goldman Sach’s media conference in New York yesterday that his board is “re-looking” at its position in the joint-venture.
Sprint CEO: Phone exclusivity limits may make sense
Reuters reports that Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said yesterday it is fair for the US government to ask whether handset exclusivity deals should have time limits.
Samsung preps next-gen devices
Unstrung reports that Samsung is promising a couple of LTE device launches in 2010 – following deals with Verizon and MetroPCS – and will start testing devices using the 802.16m or ‘WiMAX 2’ standard in 2011.
Verizon and Google reveal more Android deal plans
More details have emerged on Verizon and Google’s partnership for the Android platform.
Verizon and partners prep LTE VC fund
US operator Verizon Wireless yesterday announced plans to work with its vendors and venture capital partners to invest as much as US$1.3 billion in LTE technology.
Verizon, Google in Android pact
US operator Verizon Wireless and Google have signed a high-profile deal based on the Internet giant’s Android platform. Verizon will introduce Android-based handsets in the next few weeks, pre-loaded with applications from both parties as well as third-party developers.
Verizon linked to Moto/Android launch next week
Reports this week state that Verizon Wireless – the largest US operator – will get its hands on an Android-powered Motorola device next week. Last month US regulator, the Federal Communications Commission, confirmed it approved a Motorola device known as Sholes as part of the organisation’s testing procedures.
Verizon discontinues Internet Hub phone
Reuters reports that US operator Verizon Wireless quietly stopped selling the Verizon Hub on Tuesday, just eight months after it launched the experimental device which combined a home telephone and Web applications.