FASTTAKES: KT, Telstra, BSNL, Axiata, Indosat, Alcatel-Lucent

Staff writer
24 Jun 2010

KT and Etisalat will to collaborate on developing M2M, IPTV and managed services for their customers. The pair will also develop solutions for global roaming on Wi-Fi and set up PoP in South Korea and UAE.

NBN Co has shortlisted 21 companies, including Telstra, to tender for contracts to design and roll out its fiber network, said the Australian.

BSNL has asked the Department of Telecommunications for a five-day extension to free up cash to pay for its 2.3GHz spectrum, said the Economic Times. The telco missed Tuesday’s payment deadline.

Axiata plans to issue 4.2b ringgit ($1.32b) in bonds by the end of July to refinance debt, its CFO Yusof Annuar Yaacob told Reuters.

Indosat is planning a bond offering worth between $500m-$700m this year for debt refinancing and capex, CEO Harry Sasongko Tirtotjondro said.

Alcatel-Lucent has won a three-year contract to manage IP-based voice services and phones for global hotel group Accor, with a possible upgrade to triple play and IPTV.

Bangladesh Wimax operator BanglaLion has signed an infrastructure sharing agreement with cellco Citycell, said the Financial Express.

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