FASTTAKES: SK Telecom, Verizon Wireless, TOT, Vodafone Essar, DT, Cisco

Staff writer
02 Dec 2010

Korean cellco SK Telecom has unveiled China’s first mobile telematics service. Offered through subsidiary Shenzhen E-eye, the E-MIV service allows customers to use their mobile phones to remotely manage their cars.

US operator Verizon Wireless has revealed it will launch its LTE network on Sunday, with prices lower than for its 3G services.

Thai state-owned operator TOT has put off until January its 3G equipment tender, originally planned for this month, citing administrative delays.

Vodafone's Indian venture Vodafone Essar, which is facing a $2.7b tax bill and unprecedented competition, may not be profitable until 2020.

Former Deutsche Telekom security manager Klaus Trzeschan has been jailed for three and half years for his part in the spying scandal that has engulfed the telco.

Cisco will acquire privately-held cloud software provider LineSider Technologies. Financial terms were not disclosed.

NEC is participating in an LTE field trial with Telefonica's Argentinian subsidiary TelefonicaMoviles. The trial is scheduled to be complete in mid-December.

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