FASTTAKES: China Unicom, HP, Vinaphone, CA, Alca-Lu

Staff Writer
telecomasia.net

Thousands of homes and businesses in the CBD of the Australian city of Sydney have been left without phone, internet and mobile services after several underground cables were accidentally cut.
 
China Unicom is deploying satellite provider Gilat's mobile backhaul solution on its GSM network in Xinjiang in northwest China, enabling it to expand its reach in rural areas.
 
China has begun construction of a space launch center in the province of Hainan. The Hainan Space Satellite Launch Center is scheduled for completion by 2013.
 
HP has launched a new service delivery platform for use in the development of wireless apps. It includes a virtual wireless network sandbox for testing purposes, which was co-developed by Telenor.
 
Vinaphone has contracted ZTE to build a UMTS network for the Vietnamese carrier. ZTE won a UMTS contract with fellow Vietnamese operator Viettel in May.
 
IT management software company CA will acquire network performance management solutions provider NetQoS for $200 million.
 
Indonesian operator PT Indosat has contracted Alcatel-Lucent to deploy an IP/MPLS mobile backhaul solution as part of its evolution to HSDPA and beyond.

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