FASTTAKES: Reliance, Datacom, NTTDoCoMo, Vividwireless

Staff writer
21 Jan 2010

Reliance Communications (RCom) is urging the Department of Telecommunications to scrap a recent audit it had commissioned, claiming the audit was based on “uncorroborated facts.” The audit found that RCom under-reported its revenues in FY07 (ending March) and FY08.

French telecoms firm Vivendi has held two meetings with Datacom Solutions, owned by the Videocon group, about taking a majority stakein the Indian GSM1800 licensee, says the Economic Times.

IDC predicts that the Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) IT services market will grow at 9.3% to reach $48.7 billion in 2010, compared to a 6.5% growth rate in 2009. Thse market is expected to be driven by a continued demand for outsourcing.

NTT DoCoMo reportedly plans to charge its subscribers’ phone bills for any Google or Microsoft downloads they make, according to the Nikkei.

The New York Timesplans to start charging readers for articles in early 2011. It will introduce a tiered system, offering a quote of free articles.

Australian Wimax aspirant Vividwireless, owned by the Seven Network, will deploy mobile broadband customer management solution from Motive, an Alcatel-Lucent company. The network is due to launch in Perth shortly.

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