FASTTAKES: DoT, Telstra, Ofta, China Mobile, Gree, StarHub

Staff writer
16 Aug 2010

India's Department of Telecom (DoT) has denied it gave permission to operators to offer BlackBerry data services, indicating it is willing to follow up on threats to suspend these services by the end of the month.

Australia's Telstra will refund customers who exceeded their mobile download quota from last month because of a malfunction in its data usage tracking tool.

Mobile data usage in Hong Kong grew 34% in the first four months of 2010 to an average 171.2 megabytes per head, according to Ofta. Data consumption increased threefold in 2009.

Mobile apps and games will face censorship by the Australian classification board if the nation's Labor Party wins this weekend's federal election, the Australian reported.

China Mobile will soon launch IMS-based applications, including multimedia telephony, after deploying Nokia Siemens' IMS Core platform.

Japanese mobile social networking site Gree has overtaken rival Mixi as the nation's largest social networking site, after nearly tripling its subscriber base in the past two years.

Singapore's StarHub will provide IPTV in-room entertainment services to the Fullerton Bay Hotel. Service will include HD-IPTV provided byStarHub's project partner BNS.

Nokia Siemens has successfully tested its TD-LTE technology using the 2.3GHz band at the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) lab in China, earning full certification from the body.

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