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PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 11 September, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 11 September, 2007, 12:00am


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Huawei secures IP multimedia services system deal in Uganda

Huawei Technologies, the mainland's largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer, has won a contract to build an advanced internet protocol (IP) multimedia services system in Uganda.

The project, the financial terms of which were not given, will be implemented for South Asia and Africa mobile communications services provider Warid Group, based in Abu Dhabi.

Huawei will also integrate the core IP multimedia network to a WiMax access network. Bien Perez

China Technology Development plans to enter solar energy sector

China Technology Development Corp, a Hong Kong-based information network security provider, plans to enter the solar energy sector as the mainland increases use of renewable power sources.

The Nasdaq-listed company, which has the state-owned China Merchants Group as its largest shareholder, plans to make and sell thin-film photovoltaic base plates - used in products that convert sunlight into electricity - based on technology developed by United States-based Terra Solar Global.

'With strong support from our major shareholders, we are determined to build up a leading position in the renewable energy sector in the near future,' China Technology chairman and chief executive Alan Li said. Bien Perez

ZTE, Qualcomm complete tests for MBMS over cellular networks

ZTE Corp, the mainland's second-largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer, and US-based wireless communications chip supplier Qualcomm have successfully completed the industry's first inter-operability tests for Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) over cellular networks.

The ZTE-Qualcomm tests in Shanghai showed that 128 kilobits per second and 256Kbps high-speed transmission of MBMS television programs can be smoothly delivered over cellular networks, according to Hui Fang, ZTE general manager for Wideband CDMA products.

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ChinaCast gains control of school

Mainland e-learning services provider ChinaCast Education Corp has agreed to pay about US$40 million to acquire a 51 per cent controlling interest in Wuhan Media and Communications College, an affiliate of Huazhong Normal University. The transaction is expected to close before the year ends. Bien Perez