FASTTAKES: BSNL, Etisalat, Tata-Quippo, Gartner, Chunghwa, DoT

Staff writer
05 Jul 2010

BSNL plans to outsource its 3G mobile services and will invite expressions of interest from franchisees by the month’s end, says chairman and managing director Kuldeep Goyal.

Etisalathas told the Pakistani government it wants the value of land promised to it when it bought into Paktel excised from $2.6b price tag, said Business Recorder.

An infrastructure fund set up by the State Bank of India and Australian-owned Macquarie is about to buy a 10% stake in Indian tower firm Tata-Quippo for $310m, said ET.

11 international operators plan to trial TD-LTE services, according to Yang Hua, secretary-general of the TD-SCDMA Industry Association.

Gartner has lowered its outlook for IT and telecom spending growth this year from 5.3% to 3.9%, citing the European debt crisis and the strengthening US dollar.

Chunghwa Telecom plans to open a 49,600 sq m cloud computing center near Taipei – said to be Asia’s largest - in 2012, reports Digi Times.

India’s DoT will refer the regulator’s recommendations on spectrum to an empowered group of ministers, said the Economic Times.

NTT DoCoMo is interested in investing in a Pakistani mobile operator, according to The News.

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