FASTTAKES: Digi, NTT, Google, Globe, Telkom, Chunghwa

Staff writer
02 Mar 2009


Digi has become the second Malaysian operator to sell the iPhone. It predicts the three-year agreement will boost sales by at least 5% this year.


NTT has fallen short of its forecast for optical fiber service subs for 2010, Bloombergreports. It expects to add 2.1m customers during the year to March 31, compared with the 2.5m projected in February 2009.


Google has acquired online photo editing service Picnik for an undisclosed sum. The service that allows users to crop or touch up digital photos in their browsers without having to download software.


Globe Telecomplans to invest $500 million on capital projects this year, with $230 million earmarked for DSL, Wimax and 3G expansions.


Telkom subsidiary Multimedia Nusantara (Metra) has signed a Sales Purchase Agreement for the acquisition of a 75% stake in Indonesia’s largest health care administration provider AdMedika for 128.25 billion rupiah ($305.4 million).


Chunghwa Telecom will launch BlackBerry devices in Taiwan by June, ending Taiwan Mobile’s local BlackBerry monopoly, reported Digi Times.


BT will supply a voice trading system for Japanese money broker, the Totan Group.


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