FASTTAKES: China Telecom, Bharti Airtel, Telstra, ASB

Staff writer
16 Feb 2010

CDMA operators China Telecom, KDDI and Verizon Wireless have joined membership the GSMA courtesy of their commitment to deploy LTE.

Qualcomm has also joined the GSMA as an associate member.

Bharti Airtel’s share price was down 9.2% yesterdayon news that it was willing to pay $10.7 billion for the bulk of Zain Telecom’s African operations.

Telstrasaid it has completed the software upgrade of its Next G HSPA+ network to allow a theoretical download speed of 42Mbps.

Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell will deploy IMS trial networks in Shanghai and Shandong province for China Telecom.

The ITU expects mobile subscriptions globally to reach 5 billion in 2010, up from 4.6 billion users at end-2009. Growth will be driven by “advanced services and handsets in developed countries” and an “increased take-up of mobile health services and mobile banking in the developing world.”

DTAC has sealed an iPhone distribution deal withApple and according to the Nation it could launch the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS devices in March.

Nokia Siemens Networks chief executive Rajeev Suri told MWC that that the vendor expects mobile data from smart devices to increase 10,000% by 2015.NSNpredicts that by 2015, annual mobile data traffic will reach 23 Exabytes - equivalent to 6.3 billion people each downloading a digital book every day.

Synchronica will launch its Mobile Gateway 5 mobile messaging gateway today. The firm says the product will enable operators to offer device-agnostic push email and synchronization, mobile IM, mobile social networking and push web feeds to subscribers.

Swisscom subsidiary Sicap has partnered with ATM maker Wincor Nixdorf to launch mobile money services.

Freescale Semiconductor has updated its motion sensor range with the launch of the MMA8450Q. It says the sensor is highly accurate but easy on the power consumption of smartphones and smartbooks.

UK consumers have backed mobile tickets, stating they are more convenient and easier to use than traditional tickets. Some 60% of consumers surveyed by mBlox said they prefer e-tickets, while 81% said they would rather receive a ticket code by SMS than through a downloaded application.

Aylus Networks is unveiling its latest media switching and RCS products at the MWC today. The firm says the products are necessary to meet an “unprecedented explosion in bandwidth demand.”

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