FASTTAKES: Telstra, eBay, Verisign, PLDT, NTC, TM

Staff writer
14 Jul 2010


Telstra could face a police probe after union officials alleged that management secretly listened in on tele-conference calls where they discussed industrial action, The Australian reported


US firm XPRT has filed a $3.8b patent suit against eBay, accusing it of stealing its technology to create PayPal.


Internet capacity needs to expand a thousand fold over the next ten years to cope with extra demand from growth of the smart grid and other applications, says Verisign CTO Ken Silva.


PLDT and mobile arm Smart Communications have raised PHP2.5 ($54m) each in five-year corporate notes for capex and refinancing, said the Philippines Daily Inquirer.


Malaysia’s Information Communication and Culture Ministry wants operators to cut broadband prices so the government can reach its year-end broadband penetration rate of 50%, up from 37.7% currently.


Thailand’s NTC is considering removing the clause from its 3G draft plan which stipulates that operators must return 2G spectrum immediately in areas where they launch 3G services, reports the Nation.


TM hopes to offer more than 30 IPTV channels by year-end, up from the 22 it now carries on its HSBB network, said Business Times.


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