FASTTAKES: Telecom NZ, TOT, Globalcom, Telstra, BT, Nokia

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
Telecom NZ has warned it will probably miss its original June deadline for completing structural separation, and that the timing will depend on when a UFB deal with Crown Fibre will be reached.
 
Ericsson and ZTE have expressed displeasure over their tentative exclusion from a tender by Thai state-owned operator TOT for its 3G network expansion.
 
Reliance Globalcom will deploy 40G optical gear provided by Ciena to upgrade a 6,400km cable route connecting the UK, Spain, Italy and Egypt.
 
Telstra has appointed Brendon Riley as its new COO, and Paul Fegan as group managing director of new business unit Strategy & Corporate services.
 
BT has launched a new ICT showcase facility in Australia, and revealed plans to expand its workforce and capabilities in the nation.
 
Nokia's recent market share woes are expected to impact the company's profit this quarter.

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