FASTTAKES: DoCoMo, Intelsat, Google, Verizon, Huawei, Optus

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
NTT DoCoMo will launch its Xi (pronounced “crossy”) LTE network on December 24. Voice calling is expected to commence with the launch of the first LTE phones on the network in the financial year starting in April 2011.
 
Debt-laden Intelsat’s net loss widened to $106.4m in the third quarter, out from $94.3m a year ago. Revenue increased 4.3% to $644.3m.
 
An inaccurate depiction of a border in Google Maps has been blamed for the accidental invasion of Costa Rica by Nicaraguan troops. 
 
Verizon has appointed Bob Toohey, previously the head of consumer and business wireline operations, as president of its global enterprise unit.
 
Huawei will provide a network upgrade for Grameenphone, Bangladesh’s largest mobile operator.
 
Optus will launch two Android-powered tablets this year – the Samsung Galaxy Tab and an entry-level Optus My Tab, designed by ZTE.