FASTTAKES: Telstra, China Telecom, Microsoft, Apple, Juniper Networks

Telecom Asia Staff
25 Jun 2009

Telstra has welcomed a government move to remove an obsolete regulatory requirement to provide broadband speeds of at least 64kbs for 96% of Australia\'s population.

The first cross-strait undersea cable linking Taiwan with mainland China will be operational by as early as the end of the year. The cable is a joint project between China Telecom and Chunghwa.

Microsoft has launched Hohm, a website designed to help residential occupants conserve power. The site will provide recommendations based on data inputted by users.

Apple\'s iPhone OS 3.0 has been jailbroken by the team behind the yellowsn0w iPhone unlocker. The jailbreak will allow carrier unlocking and the installation of unapproved apps.

Juniper Networks and NSN have partnered to create an integrated IP-Optical solution for the global market.

Palm\'s Pre app store has reached1 million downloads. Around 150,000 Pre devices have shipped, equating to six applications downloaded per device.

UK furniture store Habitat has apologized for using Iran-related keywords to promote itself on Twitter.

Taiwanese operator Chunghwa Telecom has contracted Infinio to install the BNS Touch interactive shopping platform for its multimedia on demand suite of services.

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