FASTTAKES: BSNL, Google, NTT DoCoMo, S Tel, Digi, Pacnet

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BSNL is planning a new GSM tender for 40-50 million lines, in the wake of its canceled controversial tender for 93 million lines, worth $10 billion, said the Economic Times. A BSNL board member said the state-run firm only needs 10 million new lines, since almost 30% of its capacity is unutilized, The Hindu Business Line reported.
 
Google is testing an internet TV search service with Dish Network, the Wall Street Journal said. The service allows users to find shows on satellite TV as well as web video.

NTT DoCoMo said it plans to roll out mobile TV services based on the ISDB-Tmm standard, reports the Nikkei. The government will issue one mobile TV license in the summer.
 
The Indian government has told Batelco-backed mobile operator S Tel to suspend its service in three states  due to national security concerns.
 
The global mobile retail market is forecast to exceed $12 billion by 2014,  driven by one-to-one marketing and smartphone adoption, a new Juniper report said.
 
Malaysia cellco Digi has earmarked MYR60 million ($17.9m) towards its Deep-Green initiative, which aims to reduce the firm’s carbon footprint by half come 2012, Digi’s CEO Johan Dennelind told Business Times.

Hong Kong-based Pacnet is offering IPv6 services in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and the US, using dual-stack equipment.
 
Directors of Thai regulator, the NTC, have appointed a new chair, Prasit Prapinmongkolkarn, in a secret vote, said the Nation
 
The newly-merged Vodafone Hutchison Australia has unveiled common voice and data plans that will be offered under its 3 and Vodafone brands. The plans, start from A$19 ($17.37) a month, and feature unlimited on-net voice rates of A$0.90 per minute.
 
Reliance Communications (RCom) has launched a new service called Socially  which allows users to follow social network sites on its mobile portal RWorld.

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