FASTTAKES: PCCW, Bharti Airtel, SingTel, Indosat, NSN

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
PCCW chairman Richard Li is in rescue talks with lenders and the Bulgarian government over Vivacom, said SCMP.
 
Bharti Airtel said it has partnered with US-based software firm VMware for cloud computing services.
 
SingTel has announced that international chief Lim Chuan Poh is retiring and will vacate his position by year-end.

SingTel-owned NCS has been appointed the ICT partner in the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) S$850mi ($605.4m) Standard ICT Operating Environment for Schools program. Under the scheme, NCS will provide all schools in Singapore with central infrastructure and computing services.

Nokia Siemens Networks has completed an HSPA+ upgrade for Indosat, enabling 42Mbps downloads for consumers and reduced network energy consumption by as much as 50%.

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