FASTTAKES: Telkom, NTT Com, China Mobile, SKT, Tulip, Clearwire

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
Indonesia's PT Telkom is re-evaluating a $1 billion deal to sell its CDMA fixed wireless division to Bakrie Telecom, as it now wants to retain a majority stake in the unit.
 
Japan's NTT Com will establish a POP in Perth – its third in Australia - for its Arcstar Global IP-VPN service. The operator yesterday started taking applications for access.
 
China Mobile plans to increase its number of Wi-Fi hotspots to prevent churn by customers dissatisfied by the relative performance of its 3G data network.
 
SK Telecom has revealed it will launch the Samsung Nexus S next month, belying reports that Korean operators were reluctant to carry the Android device due to a lack of customization and differentiation options.
 
India's Tulip Telecom will sell a 30% stake in its data center business for 3 billion rupees ($66.1m).
 
Sony Ericsson is suing Clearwire, alleging the US Wimax operator is attempting to gain an unfair competitive advantage by using a logo that is too similar to the vendor's.

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