FASTTAKES: NSN, Telstra, Verizon, TOT, BSNL, AT&T

Staff writer
29 Oct 2010
00:00

Nokia Siemens Networks has won the first major contract for Australia's NBN, a A$400m deal to supply optical transmission gear.

China's National University of Defense Technology has built the world's fastest supercomputer, capable of reaching 2.5 petaflops – 40% faster than the previous top-ranked machine.

ZTE grew profits 14% to $203.1m in the nine months to end-September on the back of strong demand for TD-LTE, FTTx and mobile handsets. Sales grew 7.5% to $6.87b during the period, and earnings per share hit $0.07.

Australia's Telstrawill cut 950 jobs, mainly executive and middle management positions, as it seeks to simplify its operations.

Verizon Global Wholesale has launched a cloud-based infrastructure-as-a-service offering aimed at its wholesale customers in Asia-Pacific and Europe.

Thailand's TOT – the only operator cleared to run a commercial 3G network – expects bureaucratic delays to push the network's launch date well beyond its planned deadline of three months from now.

Indian state-owned operator BSNL has launched 3G services in the city of Yavatmal in eastern Maharashtra, as it continues its nationwide rollout.

AT&T has opened a larger office new New Delhi to support the operator's growing Indian customer base.

Mobile messaging firm Blyk has opened an office in Singapore, its first in Asia.

New Zealand's 2degrees has become the exclusive supplier of Huawei's new IDEOS Android 2.2 smartphone.

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