FASTTAKES: CSL, China Mobile, Telenor, Microsoft, Virtual City, Intuit

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telecomasia.net
Hong Kong's CSL has launched new mobile data plans, including an unlimited package for HK$267 ($34.38) per month. The company has also capped excess data charges under the limited plans at HK$298 per month.
 
China Mobile chairman Wang Jianzhou says Chinese app stores “need the leadership of Chinese operators to realize their potential,” yicai.com reports.
 
Telenor and Telefonica have teamed up to offer managed services for international mobile customers in 22 countries in Europe, Latin America and the Nordics.
 
Microsoft has unveiled the beta version of its new browser, Internet Explorer 9.
 
Kenyan company Virtual City has won Nokia’s “growth economy challenge” for its mobile distributor solution, aimed at helping small businesses in improve inventory and records management. It will receive a $1m investment. 
 
Nokia and financial software firm Intuit have formed an alliance to provide mobile and web-based marketing service for small businesses around the world. 
 
Nokia Siemens Networks will build a network operations center in Russia to support its managed services business in Russia and the CIS.
 
ZTE has launched a converged service network, incorporating traditional SDP architecture and cloud computing features into a basic platform capable of running internet and telecoms services.

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