FASTTAKES: Huawei, NTC, Tencent, Amcom, Alibaba

Staff writer
25 Aug 2010

Huawei has tappedAmerilink Telecom, a US start-up founded by former Sprint executives to help it secure US mobile contracts.

Thai telecom regulator NTC has declined operators' requests to push back the start of mobile number portability to December 31 from September 1. Operators face daily fines if they are late introducing MNP.

Australian fiber network operator Amcomboosted its full-year profit 42% to A$17.3m ($15.3m) due to growing revenue and an increased contribution from its stake in ISP iiNet.

Internet portal Tencent Holdings has acquired BBS platform in a deal rumored to be worth $60 million.

Chinese e-commerce company has purchasedAuctiva, a listing and marketing tool developer with clients such as eBay, in its second US purchase in two months.

New Zealand's communications minister Stephen Joyce has dismissed suggestions that uncertainty over Australia's NBN will have a flow-on effect on private participation in the local UFB project.

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