Webwire: New Vodafone AU outage; RCom launches 3G in NE

Staff writer
Vodafone Australia on Sunday suffered another network failure, which this time prevented customers from sending Easter greetings via SMS.
India's Reliance Communications has become the first operator to launch 3G services in the northeast of the country, with plans to roll out in 24 more locations in the region over the next two months.
Indian handset makers Micromax, Lava, Karbonn, Spice, Maxx, Olive and Zen have reportedly all either started up operations in Africa, or plan to do so by the end of the quarter.
KT CEO Lee Sulk-chae has revealed that the company is in talks to sell its Russian subsidiary New Telephone Company (NTC), but has not named the bidder or the potential size of the deal.
The number of migrated mobile subscribers in Pakistan has more than doubled in the last year to hit 10.6 million at the end of March.
Apple is thought to have signed a deal to offer Warner Music tracks on iTunes' in-development cloud music service.
Thailand's True Move plans to resume the search for a possible foreign telecom operator partner, which would take an up to 24% stake in its 3G venture.
The US army has chosen Android as the OS on which to build a battle command network platform and accompanying devices.