FASTTAKES: Softbank Mobile, NTT DoCoMo, Telenor, China Mobile, Smart

Staff writer
11 Jan 2010
00:00

For the second year running, Japan’s third-ranked cellco Softbank Mobile has topped the country’s net additions in the 12 months to end-December.

NTT DoCoMo has developed a prototype multi-band power amplifier that accommodates eight frequency bands between 700 MHz and 2.5 GHz, paving the way for lightweight, GSM-WCDMA-LTE devices.

In the third tranche of a four part deal, Telenor has acquired an additional 11% stake in Indian GSM1800 start-up Uninor.

China Mobile has reportedly issued a tender for FTTx infrastructure, marking the mobile giant’s foray into the fixed broadband segment.

The Philippines has become the latest country to consider mandatory SIM card registration.

Following in Globe Telecom’s footsteps, the Philippines largest cellco Smart Communications is also reportedly seeking a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the regulator so that it doesn’t have to introduce the country’s controversial new per-pulse billing scheme.

Singapore’s household broadband penetration has surpassed its mobile penetration rate, reaching 136.9% at end-November

Vietnam’s largest cellco Viettel has teamed up with Vietcombank and Smartlink to unveil an electronic payment system, Payplus.

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