FASTTAKES: DoCoMo, Timor Telecom, BT, ZTE, RIM

Staff Writer
08 Sep 2009

Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo is rumored to be considering an MVNO venture in the US.

South Korea's telecom regulator is pressuring the nation's operators to cut mobile rates and tariffs, and to trim marketing costs to help facilitate the reductions.

Portugese conglomerate Visabeira Global and Nokia Siemens have been contracted to expand East Timorese operator Timor Telecom's GSM network, in a deal worth $3.1 million.

BT has been contracted to install and operate Siemens Enterprise Communications’ global corporate data network. The deal includes wireless internet access for 10,000 users.

BT has completed the rollout of an ultra-low latency network for Chi-X Europe, operator of Europe’s largest multilateral trading facility.

Former Philippine House of Representatives speaker Jose de Venecia may face an ethics probe over his involvement in a 2007 bribery scandal. Venecia is accused of taking a 500,000 peso ($10,250) bribe in exchange for awarding a National Broadband Network contract to ZTE.

Indonesia has lifted the sales freeze on BlackBerry handsets, after RIM acquiesced to demands to open a service center in the country.

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