FASTTAKES: IBM, Zain, SATRC, Gartner, NEC

Staff writer
27 Nov 2009
00:00

IBM has invested in telecom development centers in China, South Africa and Malaysia aimed at helping telcos create new business models.

EMEA operator Zain will outsource its mobile network operations in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to Nokia Siemens, which will also modernize the 3,000 network sites covered.

APAC IPTV subscribers are on pace to hit 9.4 million – or 37.6% of worldwide subscriptions – by the end of the year, research firm Frost & Sullivan said.

The South Asian Telecommunication Regulatory Council (SATRC) convened this week, setting a reduction in IDD tariffs and bolstered cybersecurity as its most immediate goals.

Asia-Pacific mobile users will send 2.1 trillion messages in 2010 - a 12% increase from 2009's expected total of 1.9 trillion - Gartner has predicted.

NEC has been contracted to deploy France's first commercial femtocell solution - and the second in Europe - for local carrier SFR.

OSS/BSS provider Intec TelecomSystems has posted a record £24.7 million ($40.6 million) FY09 profit, on 23.6% higher revenue of £167.9 million,

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