FASTTAKES: China Telecom, LG Dacom, Orascom, Verizon, AsiaSat, Wikipedia

27 Aug 2009
00:00

Tata Communications has launched the first cable to link India, Africa and Europe. The 17,000-km system connects Mumbai with Marseille on one leg and Mombasa, Dar Es Salaam and other cities down the east coast of Africa on the other.

China Telecom has contracted Alcatel-Lucent to install and maintain an IP/MPLS backbone across ten Chinese provinces. The contract is part of a $700 million framework agreement between the companies.

LG Dacom

overtook

SK Broadband

swelled

e-commerce platform provider QuestNet will incorporate security solutions developed by Verizon Business and Akamai into its suite of online services.

Hong Kong-based AsiaSat has boosted its interim profit 13% to HK$253m, helped by lower depreciation costs. Turnover was up 12% to HK$545m, with capacity sales 7% higher due to increased demand.

Wikipedia

impose

Australia's first internet-enabled bus hit the road yesterday for a six-month trial. The bus, which includes onboard monitors and a Wi-Fi hotspot, was developed by a group of technology companies.

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