FASTTAKES: Nokia, Qualcomm, Bharti, iiNet, Vimpelcom, Sistema Shyam

Staff writer
23 Aug 2010

Nokia has boosted its in-app tracking capabilities by purchasing US mobile analytics firm Motally. The Finnish vendor will adapt Motally’s service for the Qt, Symbian, Meego, and Java platforms, and expects the deal to close this quarter.

Qualcomm will build a $2 billion production plant for its Mirasol displays in Taiwan, reports. The plant will be up and running by early 2012.

Indian operators Bharti Airtel and Reliance Communications (RCom) have revealed they are ready to commence 3G services as soon as the government issues the required spectrum next month.

Australian ISP iiNet has launched its first plan with a 1 terabyte download limit on the National Broadband Network, and upgraded the speed and capacity of all its NBN-based plans.

Rumors of a VimpelCom-Orascom merger refuse to die, despite repeated denials. Sources told Bloomberg that negotiations are underway regarding a merger between the pair and Italy's Wind to create a $25 million company.

India's defense forces have refused to release the required spectrum for CDMA 3G auctions, thwarting Sistema Shyam's chances of acquiring 3G spectrum.

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