FASTTAKES: M1, Alca-Lu, Vinaphone, Big Air, Femto Forum, Google

Staff Writer
14 Oct 2009


Singapore's M1 has become the first mobile operator in APAC to deploy MIMO on its HSPA+ network, with peak transmission speeds of 28 Mbps, says supplier Huawei.


Alcatel-Lucent R&D arm Bell Labs will collaborate with researchers from Korea's Kyungwon University to develop infrastructure for smart grid technology.


Vinaphone has become Vietnam's first operator to launch 3G after a network upgrade by Motorola.


Australia's BigAir has contractedAirspan Networks to expand its Wimax network to the Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and Gold Coast markets. BigAir operates Wimax in Sydney and Melbourne.


The Femto Forum will launch a 3GPP femtocell interoperability testing program in March 2010, in conjunction with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).


The US FTC has praisedGoogle's decision to oust Apple director Arthur Levinson from its board and will close its antitrust investigation into the companies.


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