FASTTAKES: Pipe Networks, hello, Telstra, Strategy Analytics, Softbank

Telecom Asia Staff
04 May 2009

Pipe Networks says it has begun laying the PPC-1 cable between Sydney and Guam and expects it to be operational by September.

Cambodian operator hello has become the country\'s first to offer BlackBerry handsets. Alcatel-Lucent will handle the product launch and provide support services.

Telstra has lost the first round of a legal battle with wholesale premium SMS provider Oxygen 8, with a court temporarily barring the operator from disconnecting Oxygen 8 from its network.

Handset shipments fell 13% to 245 million units in Q1 2009, undergoing the fastest rate of decline since Strategy Analytics started keeping records, the researchers said.

Softbank Mobileswung to a 15.01 billion yen ($152 million) net loss in Japan\'s fourth fiscal quarter, compared to a 15.43 billion net profit a year ago.

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