Nokia Siemens Networks CEO Rajeev Suri is looking to sell off the company’s business support systems division, according to a Reuters report. The company has already gone through a considerable downsizing, selling off its microwave backhaul, WiMAX and fixed line units before cutting nearly a quarter of its remaining workforce. Nokia Siemens has said the reductions will allow it to better focus on its mobile broadband products.
Huawei is increasing its presence in the U.K. with a new investment and procurement plan valued at $2 billion, a move it said will nearly double its workforce in the country to 1,500 by 2017. British Prime Minister David Cameron said in a statement the investment “demonstrates once again that the UK is open for business.” Cameron’s comments are in stark contrast to the United States’ reception of Huawei. Tomorrow, Huawei and fellow Chinese infrastructure vendor ZTE face a House hearing over alleged ties to China’s government and military.
Transmode, a global supplier of packet optical networking solutions, today announced that T-Mobile Austria has chosen Transmode’s optical solutions to increase the capacity on its Austria-wide fiber network. According to a press release, T-Mobile Austria recently signed a Deed of Adherence with Transmode, which enables T-Mobile Austria to take advantage of the frame agreement previously agreed between Transmode and Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile Austria’s parent company.
Intel yesterday took the wraps off a new line of low-power processors designed for laptops, tablets and other mobile devices. The fourth generation Intel Core processor uses “Haswell” microarchitecture that is more energy efficient than previous versions. The processors will become available in 2013. Chief Product Officer David Perlmutter said a new line of processors with even lower power consumption was slated for Intel’s roadmap next year.