FASTTAKES: NTT DoCoMo, DiGi, BSNL, StarHub, Chunghwa, NTT Com

Staff writer
08 Apr 2010

iPad owners have reported recurring issues with Wi-Fi connectivity. A number of users of the newly-launched tablet have found that it picks up only weak signals in areas where other Wi-Fi devices are having no problem connecting, ReadWriteWebreported.

NTT DoCoMo has topped Japan’s net additions for the full year to March, its first time in front in four years. DoCoMo also took No. 1 position in March, ahead of SoftBank Mobile whose net adds were adversely affected due to the closure of its 2G service.

Malaysian operatorDiGihas a new CEO – Henrik Clausen, former boss of Telenor Denmark. Johan Dennelind, who has been DiGi’s CEO for five years, is going to Vodafone.

The Indian government may allow state-owned operator BSNL to defer its 3G spectrum payment by two years, reports Economic Times. Private operators have 10 days from the close of the auction – which starts Friday – to pay for their spectrum in full.

Singapore broadcaster MediaCorphas transferred all of its 7.5% interest in StarHub to Temasek Holdings as payment for an interim dividend for the year to March.

Chunghwa Telecom, notebook contract manufacturers Inventec and Wistron and networking equipment manufacturer Accton have inked a cloud computing alliance.

NTT Communications plans to add POPs for its Arcstar Global IP-VPN service in Penang, Boston and Zurich, Switzerland.

Thailand’s cabinet has approved CAT Telecom's plans to buy Hutchison Telecom's CDMA network in 25 provinces, said the Nation.

Utility Aurora Energy and Nokia Siemens Networks have completed a capacity upgrade on the TasGovNet opticalbackbone network in Tasmania, southern Australia. NSN said it provided itshiT 7300 DWDM platform and related services to Aurora.

The National University of Singapore has migrated its WAN to Juniper edge routers, enabling it to increase capacity and reliability while also paving the way for the use of IPv6.

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