FASTTAKES: Nokia, Telenor, Telstra, BT, NSN

Staff Writer
24 Sep 2009
Daily News

Nokia is to acquire UK-based travel-based social network Dopplr for between €10 million ($14.8 million) and €15 million, sources told TechCrunch.

Telenor’s new Indian mobile operations will launch under the brand Uninor, an amalgam of the names of the Norweigian operator and its Indian subsidiary Unitech Wireless.

India's space agency has announced the successful launch of seven satellites – including six from foreign countries – as the country seeks to carve out a share of the commercial launch market.

Telstra has been awarded an exclusive, business-wide telecom contract by drinks maker Coca-Cola Amatil, covering IP telephony, mobile, call center and managed computing services. Telstra said it was its largest exclusive enterprise deal, but did not disclose the financial terms.

BT has partnered with China's Tsinghua University to develop collaborative research projects which focus on new technologies for emerging markets.

Philippine consumer group TXTPower has called on the government to bury the proposed five centavo ($0.001) text tax, after House Ways and Means Committee withdrew its support for the bill in response to a public backlash.

Nokia Siemens Networks has appointed Paul Tyler as head of sales, Asia Pacific. He previously headed the Nokia Siemens business in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

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