FASTTAKES: China Unicom, NTC, Ericsson, SmarTone, M1

Staff writer
08 Dec 2009
Daily News

China Unicom has reportedly entered into a five-year partnership with the Tibetan government to install telecom infrastructure in Tibet, spending as much as 1.8 billion yuan ($263.6 million) to do so.

Philippine operators have implemented per-pulse billing to comply with demands made by regulator NTC.

Ericsson and Brazilian incumbent mobile operator Vivo have joined a group that plans to bring mobile broadband connectivity to 175 villages within the Amazon.

Hong Kong mobile operator SmarTone has awarded NSN an exclusive five year-contract to provide a turnkey 3G network upgrade in Macau.

Singapore's M1 will launch the iPhone 3G S on December 9, offering the handset free on monthly plans starting at S$36 ($25).

Orange Business Services is doubling to 32 the number of countries connected on its VPLS-based International Ethernet Link service.

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