FASTTAKES: PCCW, China Mobile, Telkom, SingTel, Datang, Telstra

Staff writer
07 Jun 2010
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PCCW’s Hong Kong Telecom, China Mobile Hong Kong and broadband provider City Telecom are the only three to register as bidders for Hong Kong mobile TV spectrum, Ofta announced.

Telkom president director Rinaldi Firmansyah told the Jakarta Globe that the firm is in talks to buy SingTel out of the pair’s tower joint venture. Rinaldi expects the deal to be done by December.

Auction bids for pan-Indian spectrum at 2.3GHz reached 98.37 billion rupee ($2.1b) at the end of the eleventh day on Saturday.

Datang Telecom Technology Co. has set up a 5 billion yuan ($107.2m) wireless fund to invest in start-up companies, said the Nikkei.

Telstra announced it will launch its 42Mbps HSPA+ service in 100 regional towns by year-end.

After two years, Microsofthas terminated its Bing cashback program, effective July 30.

Brocade has launched a customer financing program, allowing customers by bundling hardware, software and others costs into one monthly payment.

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