Stories by Terho Uimonen

Telia to Expand International Network Capacity

Telia AB, Sweden's largest telecommunications carrier, today announced plans to spend 5 billion krona (US$613 million) over the next two years to expand its network capacity in Europe and the U.S.

Viacom, CBS announce $123B merger plan

Viacom and CBS yesterday announced a definitive agreement to merge the two companies in a transaction valued at $US80 billion, ($A123 billion) billed as the largest media deal ever.

Viacom, CBS announce $US80b merger plan

Media organisations Viacom Inc and CBS Corp yesterday announced a definitive agreement to merge the two companies in a transaction valued at $US80 billion, billed as the largest media deal ever.

IBM joins communications chip race

IBM yesterday announced the launch of a package of initiatives and products aimed at securing the technology giant a leading role as a supplier to the burgeoning communications industry.

Madge acquires Olicom's token ring business

Madge Networks NV yesterday announced that its Madge.connect unit has bought the token ring business of financially troubled Olicom AS, of Denmark, for $US15 million in cash and additional payments over the next three years.

Ericsson builds PDA into mobile phone

Ericsson Telephone yesterday unveiled forthcoming additions to its mobile phone lineup, and announced that later this year it will ship a digital handset with features normally found in separate, so-called PDAs (personal digital assistants).

Nokia wins $280M GSM deal in China

Nokia on Friday announced that two of its China-based joint ventures have been awarded a contract valued at $US280 million to expand a digital mobile phone network in China's Henan province.

Power cuts top IT challenge at Asian Games

Dealing with network outages due to intermittent power failures heads the list of challenges for the IT staff at the 13th Asian Games, which kicked off here on Sunday.