Alcatel-Lucent has unveiled its new VDSL2 line cards, which incorporate vectoring capabilities and, says the company, can boost the speed of a copper broadband connection to 100 Mbit/s downstream over shorter line lengths. (See AlcaLu Speeds Up Its VDSL2 and AlcaLu Launches VDSL2 Vectoring.)
BT Group plc (NYSE: BT; London: BTA) claims it is the first U.K ISP to offer cloud-based gaming, with the launch of a three-months-for-free trial of the service for its broadband customers. It's the result of a collaboration with on-demand gaming firm OnLive Inc. (See BT Gets Into Cloud Gaming.)
Egyptian operator Mobinil , in which France Orange (NYSE: FTE) and Orascom Telecom are the major shareholders, has appointed Yves Gauthier as its new CEO, replacing Hassan Kabbani, who is leaving the group.
Japanese giant NTT DoCoMo Inc. (NYSE: DCM) is planning to up its investment in German mobile content distribution and mobile payments subsidiary Net Mobile by €28.4 million euros (US$38.1 million), mainly to acquire a controlling stake in Bankverein Werther, a German bank, as part of plan to enhance Net Mobile's mobile payment platform. (See DoCoMo to Buy Content Delivery Specialist.)