The International Telecommunications Union reported last week that there were 6 billion mobile subscriptions worldwide by the end of last year, with China and India accounting for about two billion of those subscriptions. The organization said there are now twice as many mobile-broadband subscriptions as fixed-broadband subscriptions worldwide.
The GSMA has updated the list of keynote speakers for Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next year. The CEOs of NTT DoCoMo and Vodafone, Kaoru Kato and Vittorio Colao, are the latest executives added to the event’s roster of speakers. Other keynote speakers for the February 2013 event include the heads of Deutsche Telekom, Nokia and TeliaSonera.
Clariden Global’s Mobile Banking & Payments for Emerging Asia Summit wrapped up last week. The event highlighted the growth of mobile payments in emerging Asian markets such as Indonesia and the Philippines. “It was satisfying to note that mobile ecosystem stakeholders are stepping up efforts to work together positively and realize Asia’s potential,” Lo Bok Yan, managing director of Clariden, said in a statement.
Huawei has selected Spirent’s TestCenter to verify the performance of its newly launched CloudEngine 12800 series data center switches. Huawei launched the CloudEngine data center switches earlier this year with 48 Tbps of single-frame switching capacity and support for high-density, line-speed 1/10/40/100 G Ethernet ports. Huawei used Spirent solutions to test its data center switches’ capability to offer services to help customers build scalable, virtualized and converged networks.