FASTTAKES: BT, BSNL, NBN Co., AlcaLu, NTC, RIM, SKT

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04 Mar 2010
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BT Asia-Pacific has landed its biggest ever outsourcing deal, winning Deutsche Post DHL’s regional communications business. It says the contract is worth “double digit million pounds sterling.”

A high-level committee headed by Sam Pitroda, advisor to India’s Prime Minister, has recommended that BSNLretire or transfer 100,000 employees to improve efficiency.

Management consultancy Accenture has won a five-year recruitment contract for NBN Co.reportedly worth A$23m ($20.8m). NBN Co. is to triple its headcount to 300 by June.

Alcatel-Lucent has appointed for Nortel Networksexecutive Jules Meunier to head its W-CDMA/HSPA product unit. He will report to Wim Sweldens, president of the wireless networks division.

Thailand’s National Telecommunications Commission hopes to finalize the country’s 3G licensing plan within three months and auction licenses by year-end.

RIM’s new BlackBerry Storm2 is now being sold by Hong Kong operators CSL and 3. It is already available in Malaysia and Singapore.

Telcordia has updated its guidelines for telecom power supplies. Its 200 guidelines cover FTTx power needs, US Department of Homeland Security recommendations, and best practices on backup power and redundancy, among others.

SK Telecom has opened a free training center for software developers, called T Academy, said the Korea Herald. The operator hopes to train 5,000 developers on writing apps for various operating systems.

Accenture has inked a non-exclusive deal to access AT&T’sBusiness Exchange, which will allow employees its telepresence customers to link with parties outside of Accenture for business-to-business video conferencing.

Brocade and McAfee have entered a partnership to deliver end-to-end network security solutions.

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