FASTTAKES: Huawei, Macquarie, Spice, Bharti Airtel, Kordia, Trai, Alca-Lu

Staff writer
26 Oct 2010

Huawei has been named sole supplier of Telekom Brunei’s FTTH-based next-gen network - the largest network investment ever by the local fixed-line monopoly. It will offer download speeds of up to 150 Mbps.

Australia's MacquarieTelecom will invest A$60m ($59.5m) on a new data center in NSW, scheduled for completion in late 2011.

Indian cellco Spice Telecom is offering a 3D handset that does not require special glasses.

Bharti Airtel has appointed Tech Mahindra and Spanco as customer service outsourcing partners for its Zain acquisition in Africa. Previously it has named IBM as its IT systems supplier and manager.

NZ state-owned wholesaler Kordia is offering free Wi-Fi access at certain cafes in Auckland for a limited time, to promote its paid Metro Wi-FI service.

Indian regulator Trai has committed to examining a telecom department (DoT) panel proposal to merge all 22 of India's telecom circles into a single service area.

Alcatel-Lucent has launched an LTE emergency communications demo network in Colorado, as part of work towards the establishment of a national first responder network.

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