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Industry Round Up week 17, 2012

ICT solutions provider Huawei launched a solution that will enhance both fixed line and mobile data connectivity. The solution known as the Ubiquitous Ultra-broadband Network Architecture (U2Net) will increase the capacity of existing bandwidth connections from transmitters to consumers making the transfer of data faster. Details

Chinese telecom gear maker ZTE Corporation has announced its IMS -based 4-net convergence voice solution at the IMS World Forum in Madrid. The solution supports one number service [voice/SMS] and seamless voice switchover in GSM, WCDMA, LTE or WiFi networks. Subscribers can use a single number to answer a call or receive an SMS in various Radio Access Network scenarios. Details 

Angolan telecom mobile operator Movicel has launched Africa’s first commercial LTE network in the country’s capital, Luanda. The LTE network, built with technology from Chinese telecom equipment markers ZTE and Huawei, is designed to enable up to 120M bps Internet access. LTE is still being piloted by Africa’s largest mobile operator, MTN, in South Africa, making Angola the first country in Africa to have a commercial LTE network. Details

Pulse Electronics Corporation , a leading provider of electronic components, has introduced a high performance programmable antenna that enables LTE connectivity on mobile-connected laptop computers. The antenna can switch frequencies easily to accommodate both low and high operating bands. With a maximum height of 1mm, this low profile antenna fits the design of ultra thin laptops. Details

Google is hoping to build the world’s largest digital filing cabinet in the latest attempt to deepen people’s dependence on its services. The Internet search leader began its pursuit of the audacious goal Tuesday with the much-anticipated debut of Google Drive, a product that stores personal documents, photos, videos and a wide range of other digital content on Google’s computers. Details 

While social network Facebook filed a fourth amendment to its S-1 to IPO, a number of interesting statistics have emerged about the number of users and the company’s profits for last year.  The company revealed that they currently have 901-million users, which reflects a marked increase from the 680 million users it had at the same time last year. Facebook grew to 850 million users by the end of 2011, and now boasts over 500-million mobile users. Details

Microsoft recently launched the Consumer Preview of Windows 8 and it’s already being reported that the new operating system could be released later this year. According to Bloomberg, the possible release date could be as early as October this year. According to the report, the new operating system will support Intel and ARM processors from the start. However, over 40 Intel devices will be supported, while only five ARM devices will be supported. Details

Once an iconic cellphone manufacturer, Nokia has had its long-term debt rating cut to junk by Fitch Ratings for the first time. The global rating agency no longer sees the Finnish company as investment-grade. The blow comes just weeks after Nokia was downgraded by both Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s to one notch above junk. Fitch has also issued a negative outlook on the cellphone company’s long-term debt, an indication that Nokia’s rating could worsen in future. Details 

Testing ‘white spaces’ to provide wireless internet connections has been declared successful by a group including Microsoft, Samsung and Nokia. Details