FASTTAKES: NTT Com, Bharti, Adobe, Apple, Tata, Vodafone NZ, Rogers, LightSquared

Staff writer
08 Oct 2010

NTT Communications will invest HK$3b ($385m) on a new data center in Hong Kong, its largest outside Japan. It will open in 2013.

India's Bharti Airtel has contracted Huawei and Ericsson to deploy an upgraded mobile network in Bangladesh.

Apple has reportedly filed a patent application for an improved technology to switch a touchscreen into a basic display mode that could replace its current proximity sensor set up.

Tata Comm has launched two pay-as-you-use cloud services, data center infrastructure service InstaCompute and the Google Apps-powered InstaOffice.

New Zealand's Commerce Commission has askedVodafone NZ to prepare a proposal for the non-financial conditions of offering mobile termination services, as part of its review into MTAS rates.

Canadian operator Rogers Wireless has kicked off an LTE trial, using equipment supplied by Ericsson.

Businesses in Asia Pacific are confident of growing IT budgets in 2011, with 72% of firms surveyed by Gartner expecting a 10% rise. Globally, 39% of firms forecast increased budgets.

Alcatel-Lucent has supplied a digital storefront to Canadian carrier Telus, which will sell multimedia services including mobile apps, games, ringtones and wallpapers.

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