FASTTAKES: AIS, Alcatel-Lucent, Softbank, KT, Google

Staff writer
03 Mar 2010
Daily News

KT Zmico Securitiesestimates that cellco AIS might have to pay up to 20 billion baht ($612.1 million) in compensation to the government in the wake of Friday’s Supreme Court ruling against former PM Thaksin Shinawatra.

India’s mobile subscription base could be up to 40% lower than official figures, says the Financial Times, quoting industry executives and analysts.

Alcatel-Lucent has appointed Stephen Carter, a former Ofcom CEO and UK government Minister for Communications, Technology & Broadcasting Sector, to the new post of chief marketing, strategy & communication officer.

Softbank and investment fund Advantage Partners will plough 5 billion yen each ($5.64m) into troubled PHS operator Willcom, said the Nikkei.Willcom applied for bankruptcy court protection on Feb. 18.

KT has rolled out South Korea’s first unlimited talk plan. The 97,000 won ($84) per month plan offers unlimited intra-network calls and 2,000 minutes of inter-network calls.

Enterprise customers using mobile cloud-based applications will rise to more than 130 million by 2014, facilitated by platform as a service (PaaS) deployments from key players such as Google and Microsoft, says Juniper Research. It predicts that consumer applications such as games, social networks and music services will generate more than 25% of such revenues by 2014.

IP solutions provider BNS has contracted to supply its on-demand shopping platform BNS Touch to Indonesian telco MKN. It will deploy on MKN’s HD IPTV service platform.

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