Hewlett Packard plots emerging market growth strategy; Sizing up Hughes, WildBlue's broadband satellite services

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> Hewlett Packard is setting its sights on China as a new hub to produce global storage and network products, and plans to open a new research center in Beijing this year. Article

> The Paris Court of Appeal sided with Arcep, France's telecom regulator, ruling that cable operator Numericable has to abide by France Telecom's rules to access cable ducts when it upgrades its HFC network with fiber. Article

> Infradapt, a provider of business communications and technology infrastructure, has begun offering Digium's Switchvox to SMB customers and Presence OpenGate for contact center operators. Release  

> 360networks adds 117 wire centers in Texas to deliver its Single Point of Interconnection (SPI) and Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) T1 services. Release

> VimpelCom's shareholders elected a new Supervisory Board during its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders held in Amsterdam. Release

And finally ... Do Ku-band satellite broadband offerings from WildBlue and HughesNet provide competitive speeds and price to consumers? Article