FASTTAKES: BSNL, NTC, Dhabi Group, Telkom, Packet One, Alcatel-Lucent

Staff writer
18 Jan 2010
Daily News

BSNL has reportedly issued a tender for the buildout of an optical fiber network for the country’s armed forces to replace the 2100 Mhz spectrum it currently occupies and which is earmarked for 3G.

Taiwan’s telecoms operators are threatening to axe staff or cancel employee pay increases should the National Communications Commission insist that operators introduce its recent mandatory tariff hikes.

The Dhabi Group is contemplating bidding for spectrum in India’s Wimax auctions, according to the firm’s CEO Bashir Ahmad Tahir.

Indonesia’s Telkom plans to list its base station procurement and network management arm Dayamitra Telekomunikasi.

Malaysian Wimax firm Packet One has secured a $15m loan to complete the deployment of its network nationally.

Alcatel-Lucent has won a contract to supply its multimedia content manager platform Indonesian games and media firm Solegra Nusa Perdana.

HTIL has formed an “independent board committee” to assess parent firm Hutchison Whampoa’s HK$4.2b ($22.5b) privatization bid.

Thailand’s attorney-general’s office has stated that the country’s planned unified regulator is the only regulatory body with legal authority to conduct a 3Gauction.

Bharti Airtel has named long-time Bharti executive Chris Tobit as boss of its new Bangladesh operation Warid Telecom, while revealing that it will adopt the “Airtel” brand in Bangladesh within six months.

The shortlist of vendors to build Australia’s $40b FTTN network is not due be revealed until the end of January, a delay of around two weeks.

Text message services have resumed in Xinjiang, six months after the service was shut down following ethnic riots, reports

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