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telecomasia.net
The Chinese government will announce pilots of its cable-telecom integration scheme today, CCID reported. Trials are expected to take place in as many as 14 cities.
 
Ecommerce firm Alibaba.com will buy US-based Vendio, which helps small businesses sell products across multiple websites.
 
Twitter has settled a case with the US FTC over the hacking into users’ private accounts, promising to provide an independently-audited security system. 
 
MTNL boss Kuldeep Singh told Business Standard that operators’ without 3G spectrum can now bid to roam onto its network in Delhi and Mumbai.
 
Verizon has completed a field trial carrying 100Gbps Ethernet traffic over 13km of field fiber in Dallas, using equipment from Alcatel-Lucent.  
 
The mobile entertainment market will grow 23% to $36b in 2010, the Mobile Entertainment Forum predicts.
 
BSNL has paid its 2.3GHz spectrum bill of $1.8b to the government, two days past the deadline, said the Economic Times.


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