FASTTAKES: Samsung, Huawei, ZTE, NSN, AsiaSat, Pacnet, CSL, ITU, Nokia

Staff Writer
22 Sep 2009
Daily News

The former Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee has paid a fine of more 110 billion won ($91.5 million) in a single installment. Last month a court fined Lee for his role in a 1999 bond issue.

Huawei has won a contract from Saudi Telecom Company (STC) to upgrade its existing network to HSPA+, covering Damman, Khobar and northern Saudi Arabia.

China Mobile and NSN have conducted the world's first TD-LTE femtocell demonstration at China Mobile's Research Institute Laboratory.

Telenor's Montenegro subsidiary, Promonte, has contracted Chinese vendor ZTE to upgrade its 2G and 3G mobile network. The upgraded network will support GSM, UMTS, HSPA+ and LTE.

AsiaSat said it had commenced offering services via its new AsiaSat 5 satellite, following its successful launch on August 12.

Asian managed services provider Pacnet says it has launched its new Virtual Conferencing Plus suite as part of its unified communications portfolio.

Hong Kong mobile operator CSL will send SMS messages on behalf of local lobby group Clean Air Network (CAN) to encourage people to sign a petition urging the government to clean up the city’s “very dirty, unhealthy air.” It will send two SMSs, one in Chinese and one in English, over the next two weeks.

The ITU and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) have held their first joint seminar on the use of radio spectrum for meteorology. Discussions focused on the use of radio spectrum, space orbits and radio-based meteorological tools. They said that between 1980 and 2005 natural disasters took the lives of more than 2m people and produced economic losses of more than $1.2tr.

Nokia is the world's most sustainable technology company, according to the 2009-10 Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes.

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