FASTTAKES: Softbank, Google, NEC, Nokia, LGE

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
Yahoo Japan, which is 39% owned by Softbank, has been ordered to pay corporate taxes of 26.5b yen ($303m) on the purchase of Softbank’s data center business, reports the WSJ.
 
Google has bought flight information software firm ITA for $700m, saying use its technology to create online search tools to help people find travel information online.
 
NEC has begun shipping low power radio equipment (LRE) for indoor cover to NTT DoCoMo, which intends to roll out LTE services in December.
 
Nokia Siemens Networks and Nokia say they have jointly conducted the world’s first end-to-end LTE data call at 800MHz.
 
The network operations center for Australian’s National Broadband Network will open in Melbourne by the end of 2010, communications minister Stephen Conroy announced.
 
LGE has more than doubled the apps in its LG Application Store to 3,000 apps. 
 
HSPA has been commercially launched on 353 networks in 147 countries, according to the GSA.

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