ALU and Datang Mobile announced that they have signed a MoU to facilitate the wide-spread commercial deployment of TD-SCDMA systems in China and overseas. Elsewhere it highlights its leadership in IPTV and Mobile TV at IBC2008. It said it is supporting over 2m IPTV subscribers worldwide with a 13% market share. It extended tender offer for Motive until Oct. 6. ALU introduced the 5130 Geographic Messaging Services Platform, next-generation location-driven services platform to support targeted mobile content. ALU also has launched Tikitag, a RFID-based technology allowing NFC transmission between two devices.
Huawei has opened a new innovation and demonstration center in Germany.
Following Nokia, Sony Ericsson has decided to start offering services, and first to launch a portal dedicated to unlimited music downloads. Another portal will offer games, music and video for mobile phones and PCs.
Ericsson has launched a new, developed-from-scratch IPTV middleware solution.
ZTE and Sitronics (Russia) have entered into a joint venture, based in China, for R&D and the development and manufacturing of telecom equipment and CDMA terminals.
Motorola began to test LTE technology with several telecom service providers, of which Verizon Wireless.
Nokia demonstrates new elements of Ovi, such as management sync functionality of Ovi.com, Nokia Ovi Suite for PC, or Files on Ovi remote-access service, to ease personal info and media management. Nokia said it is still seeking further acquisitions to speed up roll out of new services.
ADC has begun purchasing its shares with cash in open market transactions as part of a $150m program.
Juniper Networks is interested in acquisitions, such as Aruba Networks or Meru Networks, to complement its wireless portfolio.
NEC has agreed with Telecom Italia to cooperate on mutual development of global business, technologies and network improvement, and will open a technical excellence center for broadband and mobile networks in Italy.