FASTTAKES: NTT DoCoMo, NEC, ZTE, Huawei, Basslink, HKBN, Microsoft

07 Jul 2009

NTT DoCoMo has acquired 35% of multimedia service provider PacketVideo for $45.5 million in cash. The companies have been partners since 1998.

NEC says it will resume overseas sales of cellphones next year, three years after losses forced it to pull out of China and Europe, Reuters said.

ZTE said it would integrate Qualcomm\'s Uplink Interference Cancellation (ULIC) technology into its next-generation UMTS base stations.

Huawei and Intel have partnered to equip the wireless technologies R&D center at King Abdulaziz City in Saudi Arabia with a state-of-the-art wireless solution.

The Basslink subsea cable connecting Tasmania with mainland Australia - the first such link not owned by Telstra - has been lit.

Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN) has launched the LUXE.TV, an HD channel, on its bbTV service.

Complaints about telemarketing calls to numbers on Australia\'s Do Not Call Register have fallen 60% for the year ending in June - its second full year of operation - regulator ACMAsaid.

M1 has become Singapore\'s first operator to offer the Nokia Messaging push-email service, and will support more than 20 Nokia handsets.

Australia will usesocial networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter to distribute warnings about bushfires.

Microsoft has warned XP users about a major security vulnerability that has yet to be fixed, instead urging users to implement a workaround.

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