FASTTAKES: Telefónica; Skype; M1; AT&T; GSMA

Staff Writer
02 Oct 2009
Daily News

Telefónica has partnered with six vendors – Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei, NEC, Nokia Siemens and ZTE – to run trials in six different markets.

Chinese vendor Lenovowill preload Skype software onto its PCs and laptops, GigaOm reports.

M1 says its HSPA+ network now offers Singapore’s fastest mobile download speeds of up to 28 Mbps after a MIMO upgrade by supplier Huawei.

AT&Tacquired Plusmo, the developer of a common platform for mobile apps.

The Industrial Development Bureau of Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs predicts that the production value of Wimax devices by Taiwan makers will increase by two to threefold in 2010 from the NT$10.2 billion ($314.8 million) projected for 2009.

The GSMA has launched a global number portability service branded PathFinder Number Portability Discovery. Operated by Neustar, it is operational in 52 countries, with launches in China and India expected by the end of 2010.

Egypt is offering two new “triple-play” licenses servicing for areas outside Cairo.

Analog mobile TV chips supplier Telegent Systems has promoted current CTO and co-founder Samuel Sheng to CEO.

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