FASTTAKES: Fox Mobile Group, DTAC, Ofta, Excell

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
News Corporation has sold Fox Mobile Group (FMG) to Jesta Group for an undisclosed sum. FMG includes brands Jamba, Jamster, Mobizzo, and mobile video service iLove. FMG will be renamed and become a part of Jesta Mobile Holdings. News Corp has been seeking a buyer for FMG since March 2010.
 
Thai state-owned CAT Telecom has approved a request by DTAC to expand its 3G trial services to 1,220 cell sites, after a two-year delay, reports the Bangkok Post.
 
Hong Kong regulator Ofta has launched a test website that allows consumers to measure the performance of their broadband services. The test website measures key performance parameters such as download speed, upload speed, network latency, packet loss and jitter of the broadband services. A mobile version is also available for iPhone and Android phone users.
 
Cambodian cellco Excell is increasingly focused on mobile data as a growth opportunity, CEO Bioliddin Salakhiddin uulu tells the Phnom Penh Post.
 
The W-CDMA equipment market posted sequential revenue growth of 3% in the third quarter of 2010, continuing the market’s upward trend that began in Q1, says research firm by Dell’Oro Group. North America and Asia Pacific drove growth in Q3, and Dell’Oro anticipates strong 3G growth from India in 2011.

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