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

Staff writer
12 Jan 2010
00:00

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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