FASTTAKES: FarEasTone, Apple, Samsung, NTT Com, Telenor, Tata Teleservices

Staff writer
28 Apr 2010

FarEasTone’s board has signed off on the sale of a 12% stake to China Mobile for NT$17.77 billion ($564.8b), but has extended the deadline by 12 months to April 2011. The company yesterday reported flat 1Q earnings of NT$2.3 billion.



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Samsung Electronics, the world’s biggest TV manufacturer, is considering using Google’s Android operating system as a platform for internet-connected, “smart” TVs, the Korea Herald said.

NTT Communications has commercially rolled out its cloud-based hosting service Biz Hosting Basic for enterprises in Japan. The service was previously offered on a trial basis.

Telenor has appointed executive vice president Hilde Tonne as deputy head of its Asian operations.

Tata Teleservices has rolled out Ethernet-based leased line services in eight Indian cities, said the Business Standard.

Thai cellco True Move has filed suit against Hutchison CAT Wireless Multimedia, accusing the CDMA operator of trying to pass off True telephone numbers as its own, said the Bangkok Post.

Philippines No. 2 cellco Globe Telecom has inked a deal to allow its prepaid customers to top up at more than 2,600 MegaLink partner bank ATMs.

Juniper Networks said its high-end firewalls have been deployed by Indonesian cellco XL Axiata.

Chinese e-commerce firm said eBay's e-payment service PayPal will be available on its new wholesale website AliExpress, which is now in beta phase,

Tata Communications has added a new POP in Moscow.

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