FASTTAKES: E-Ink, Microsoft, CASBAA, Cox, ZTE, Verizon Business

Telecom Asia Staff
02 Jun 2009

India\'s newly re-elected communications minister, Andimuthu Raja, said the ministry will hold its long-delayed 3G spectrum auctions by the end of the year.

Indian mobile operators added 11.75m customers in April to take the total to 441.47m. Wireline carriers lost 150,000 customers to take the total to 37.81m.

E-Ink, the US company which produces the screens for Amazon\'s Kindle eReader, will be acquired by Taiwanese company Prime View International for $215 million.

Microsoft announced it will add Facebook support to its Xbox LIVE subscription service.

Mobile TV is under-exploited, says regional cable and content group CASBAA. Chairman Marcel Fenez that for every household with a pay TV connection also had at least two mobile phone subscribers "the opportunity remains enormous."

US cable operator Cox Communications, which plans to roll out CDMA EV-DO in the 700 MHz band using Huawei gear, yesterday said it would use Starent Networks\' multimedia core networking solutions for the wireless network.

ZTE has launched its first own-branded handset to make it to the French market, through local operator Bouygues Telecom.

Verizon Business has unveiled new cloud-based network management, monitoring and reporting tools.

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