FASTTAKES: PLDT, PT Telkom, GSMA, Vodafone, KDDI

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
PLDT will likely spend over 30b pesos ($682.7m) expanding its landline and mobile networks in 2011, according to chairman Manny Pangilinan.
 
Indonesia's PT Telkom has revealed it is in talks to acquire a controlling stake in Cambodia's CamGSM in a deal that could be worth up to $500m
 
Telecom Italia CEO Franco Bernabè has been elected chairman of GSMA for two years from January 2011. Telenor chief Jon Fredrik Baksaas is the new deputy chairman.
 
Timemagazine has named Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg its person of the year for changing how we live
 
India's supreme court is demanding a 1% cut of the 25b rupee ($550.7m) deposit it has ordered Vodafone to make in its 112.18b rupee tax battle.
 
KDDI will acquire a 76% stake in Taiwan digital music subscription service KKBOX, which has an estimated 7m domestic users. 
 
Ericsson has won a seven-year IT managed services contract from 3 Italia.
 
Finnish carrier Elisa has contracted Nokia Siemens to construct the first phase of its LTE network and upgrade its current GSM and 3G infrastructure.
 
Australia's iiNet has become a quad-play operator with the launch of a range of contractless postpaid mobile plans.

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