FASTTAKES: BellTel, CSL, Apple, PTCL, Wimax Forum, Google

Staff writer
17 Aug 2010
Daily News

Philippines conglomerate San Miguel has bought a controlling stake in local operator Bell Telecom for an undisclosed sum.

Hong Kong cellco CSL, which has just reported a 22% dive in revenue, has created a new mass market business unit to manage all consumer sales channels. Irene Leung, previously head of the corporate division, has been appointed head of the unit.

Paul Devine, an Apple global supply manager, has pleaded not guilty in a California court to charges of receiving more than $1 million in kickbacks from Asian suppliers.

Pakistan's PTCL has upgraded its wireless broadband service to EVDO Rev. B, offering speeds of up to 9.3Mbps.

Wimax Forumexpects the Wimax 2 standard to be fully certified by the IEEE in 2011, with device certification to occur late in the year.

The Indian government may widen the focus of its demands to access telecom data for surveillance purposes to also include Google and Skype, as well as existing target RIM.

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