FASTTAKES: Loxley, Nokia, Samsung, Motorola, Telstra, Microsoft

FASTTAKES: Loxley, Nokia, Samsung, Motorola, Telstra, Microsoft

Staff writer  |   October 05, 2010
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Thailand's Loxley Group plans to become a full MVNO on state-owned TOT's 3G network, and is pursuing a 70-30 partnership with the UK's Mobile Partners.
 
Demand for cloud-based services is driving a boom in demand for telecom wholesale capacity, according to Ovum.
 
Tero Ojanpera, executive vice president of Nokia mobile services, has confirmed that the Symbian would remain the company’s core mobile phone OS, CNet reports. The MeeGo platform would be completed when Symbian 3 is completed, he said.
 
Japanese Wimax operator UQ Communications and Samsung have demonstrated Wimax 2 technology, showing off transmission speeds of up to 330Mbps.
 
Motorola has dropped the $24.7m lawsuit it lodged against satellite company Iridium over alleged non-repayment of loans, after reaching a confidential settlement.
 
36% of Australians with a mobile phone own a smartphone, and this figure is expected to grow to more than half within 12 months, according to research from Telstra.
 
Car maker Volvo will use Microsoft’s cloud solutions for corporate e-mail, messaging and collaboration tools, in a three-year deal announced Monday.
 
Japanese manufacturer Nitto Denko has tapped AT&T to run its global network.
 
NTT DoCoMo said it will start begin selling Samsung’s Galaxy S smartphone in late October and the and Galaxy Tab tablet in November.
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