FASTTAKES: Motorola, Orascom, Reliance, Tatung

Staff writer
17 Mar 2010

Motorola co-CEO Greg Brown says the company’s struggling networks business would consider a partnership with another vendor. The networks unit will be demerged from Motorola’s handset business and listed separately next year, he said.

The Thai government will not launch compensation suits against telecom companies formerly owned by ousted PM Thaksin Shinawatra, Finance Minister Korn Chatikavanij said.

Orascom Telecom-controlled Banglalink has raised $102m in the country’s largest corporate bonds issuance,reports the FT.

Cash-strapped Bangladeshi cellco Teletalk expects to be able to clinch a loan from Exim Bank of China to back its $211m 3G rollout, New Nation reports.

Web 2.0mobile revenues are tipped to reach $18.9 billion by 2014,driven by presence and social web apps, saysJuniper Research.

Reliance Communications president Mahesh Prasad said the operator would pursue an Indian mobile acquisition if the right deal came along, reported Business Standard.

Telstra has launched what it says is Australia’s first desktop video telephony service. The IP-based service is aimed at corporate customers.

Tatung InfoComm has launched a commercial Wimax service in Pingtung and Hualien in southern Taiwan usingNEC base stations.

Cable &Wireless Worldwide has expanded its partnership with PLDT to jointly deliver MPLS connectivity and value-added services to enterprise customers in the Philippines.

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