FASTTAKES IBM, Optus, Telkom, Opera, FCC, Sony

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
IBM has launched a cloud services platform for telcos, aimed at helping operators rapidly deploy cloud-based offerings.
 
Australia's Optus has become the latest Australian cellco to slash prices, offering unlimited calling for as low as A$1 (99c) per day.
 
Telkom Indonesia has denied reports that it has reached a $1b deal to sell its CDMA assets to Bakrie Telecom.
 
Opera said it would launch a beta version of its mobile browser for Android within the next month, and confirmed that the browser will introduce pinch to zoom support.
 
US regulator FCC has proposed new rules to prevent bill shock. The regulations would require mobile operators to provide usage alerts and related information to their subscribers.
 
ID security firm HID Global and Sony Corporation plan to jointly develop a contactless smart card reader platform for desktop PCs and laptops.

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