FASTTAKES: Alcatel-Shanghai Bell, TRAI, NBN Co, Sony, LG Telecom, SingTel

Staff writer
01 Jul 2010

Alcatel-Shanghai Bell has offered state-owned TOT a vendor credit deal using a loan from a Chinese bank to fund the operator’s nationwide 3G rollout.

India’s TRAI has increased the foreign direct investment limit for broadcast carriage services, such as DTH, IPTV, MSOs and mobile TV, from 26% to 74%.

NBN Co CEO Mike Quigley says the Australian fiber project will cost the government less than A$30b ($25.3b), with remaining funds to come from debt markets.

Sony has issued a software patch for 535,000 Vaio notebooks, warning of possible overheating. It says 39 units have already overheated and has recalled 233,000 notebooks in the US.

LG Telecom, the smallest Korean operator, has changed its name to LG Uplus, effective immediately.

India’s Department of Telecom has pushed back the deadline for mobile number portability from June 30 to October 31 because operators are not ready.

Compuware will work with SingTel’s cloud computing arm Alatum to offer software-as-a-service (SaaS) cloud services in Singapore.

SIM card manufacturers boosted sales 10% to 3.4 billion units last year, according to the SIMalliance. India recorded the fastest growth, up 65%.

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