FASTTAKES: DTAC, Uninor, Lanka Bell, Sinohub, Softbank, China Broadband

Staff writer
12 Jan 2011
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Indian mobile services provider Uninor has been slapped with a 90 million rupee ($1.98 million) fine for failing to roll-out services within the government stipulated one year period. The country’s Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal allowed Unitech Wireless to appeal its fine, but asked for an interim payment of at least 60% of the sum.

Troubled Sri-Lanka based telco LankaBell may reconsider its decision to put itself up for sale, despite recent losses.

Thailand’s second largest operator Digital Total Access Communication (DTAC) has announced it will invest 1 billion baht ($33m) towards expanding its 3G UMTS base stations that use the 850MHz frequency band.

Electronics maker SinoHub has been awarded a manufacturing deal for 20,000 dual-SIM 3G mobile phones by China Unicom, China’s second largest mobile phone operator. The devices are expected to ship during the first quarter.

Data released by Japan’s four carriers has revealed Softbank gained 324,900 new subscribers at the end of December. NTT Docomo netted 169,600 subscribers in the same month, nearly double its November figure; while KDDI reported a net gain of 95,400 customers. Emobile saw the most modest gain, at 71,400 subscribers.

China Broadband will rebrand as YOU On Demand, as it expands its focus towards the provision of pay-per-view and video-on-demand products.

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