FASTTAKES: China Telecom, Bharti, Chunghwa Telecom, BSNL, NEC, Microsoft

Staff writer
12 Jan 2010

India’s Department of Telecommunications has given Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular, who are under investigation for alleged revenue under-reporting, until February 7, 2010 to file audit reports with the government.

Taiwan incumbent Chunghwa Telecom has reported a 2.87% year on year drop in net profit for 2009, with revenues also dipping to by 1.5% compared with 2008.

BSNL is offering paper and electronic recharge vouchers through the distribution network of fertilizer giant National Fertilizers as part of a trial project, while rival Bharti Airtel has signed a network management deal with state-run Rural Electrification.

Japanese vendor NEC plans to lease NTT DoCoMo’s 3G network to provide managed vendor machine mobile services to third parties.

South Korea’s new mobile banking laws – which rule out the adoption of non-Microsoft browsers for financial transactions – have been slammed by critics including Mozilla.

Leading Vietnamese cellcos, have extended their December 31, 2009 service cut off dates by two weeks for customers to register their details.

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