FASTTAKES: Bharti, NBN Co, TOT, AT&T, Macquarie, Tata

Dylan Bushell-Embling
telecomasia.net
India's Bharti Airtel has revealed it will set voice and SMS 3G services on par with 2G rates, belying speculation that it will pass the high price it paid for spectrum onto its customers.
 
Thailand's TOT will today launch its 20 billion baht ($648.5m) 3G tender, after Thailand's Administrative Court rejected Ericsson's petition to put a hold on it.
 
Australia's NBN Co has released draft specifications for the concepts, technical details and architecture of the B2B gateway on the National Broadband Network.
 
US operator AT&T has been quietly migrating some iPhone users onto unlimited data plans, in a possible response to Verizon Wireless' all-you-can-eat iPhone plans.
 
Australia's Macquarie Telecom has launched an enterprise managed cloud service, which will be supported by the company's T4 data center.
 
Tata Comm has deployed a Cisco-based telepresence solution for Japanese hotel Westin Tokyo.

Commentary

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