Vodafone’s Rejoinder REJECTED and 4 Telecom Titans Attracting Interest Today
AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T) Samsung Galaxy Not users will gain access to Android’s 4.0, or Ice Cream Sandwich, latest operating system upgrade beginning Tuesday. In a link on its website, Samsung explained that the upgrade will not be offered over-the-air, meaning it must be done via Windows or Mac computers which run particular Samsung Kies software. The shares traded at $35.54.
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Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE:S) has recently announced an exclusive partnership with CSC (NYSE:CSC) under which it will provide cloud computing, cloud-based email, managed hosting, and colocation services in the U.S. to possible commercial customers. The company’s ability to provide CSC’s Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions joins Sprint Complete Collaboration, which is a Unified-Communications-as-a-Service solution which began earlier in the year, in a growing portfolio containing Sprint cloud-based solutions intended to launch during the second half of 2012. The shares traded down $0.03 (0.93%) recently at $3.18.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) along with Research In Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM) have announced the new BlackBerry Curve 9310 smartphone, which is stylish and intended for the socially-connected customer. The new smartphone will be available online by July 12 and will be present in Verizon Wireless Communication Stores within the next few weeks. The price will be $49.99 following a $50 mail-in rebate when beginning a new two-year customer agreement. The shares traded up $0.04 (0.09%) recently at $44.70.
Vodafone Group plc (NASDAQ:VOD) rejoinder was denied by the finance ministry who seeks and undertaking that the law’s retrospective amendments would not apply to Vodafone’s Rs 12,000-crore tax case. Now the ministry should send a reply to the telecom giant following the securing of Prim Minister Manmohan Singh’s approval. Following the IMG meeting on Monday, an official stated, “We did not agree with Vodafone….The inter-ministerial group (IMG) on Vodafone has prepared a reply to its rejoinder. The reply would first be sent to the Prime Minister’s Office (NYSE:PMO). After the PMO’s approval, it would be sent to Vodafone.” The shares traded down $0.12 (0.42%) recently at $28.16.
Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR): Juniper Networks and NTT Communications announced NTT Communications has integrated Juniper Networks security and remote access technologies into Mobile Connect, a new “Bring Your Own Device”, or BYOD, security service launched to address corporate customers’ demand for enhanced mobile network access. NTT Communications chose Juniper Networks MAG Series Junos Pulse Gateways and Junos Pulse multi-function, multi-platform mobile security software as key components of its overall solution, enabling it to roll out a highly-secure, policy-driven mobility service to customers rapidly and cost-effectively. Before launching Mobile Connect, NTT Communications deployed the same Juniper Networks solutions internally to enable its own, highly successful BYOD program for its employees. The shares traded down $0.31 (2.04%) recently at $14.89.
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