FASTTAKES: Telstra, Leap Wireless, Apple, Huawei

Staff Writer
03 Sep 2009

Telstra has appointed two new board members, former Microsoft executive and founding CEO of NineMSN, Steve Vamos, and Russell Higgins, a former senior public servant.

Vietnam had more than 133.6 million mobile subscribers at the end of August, an increase of 70.5% over the same period last year, according to state-operated news agency Nhan Dan.

An independent analysis of Australia's National Broadband Network project found that costs exceeded benefits by A$14-20 billion ($11-16 billion).

The stock price of US prepaid provider Leap Wirelessrose this week on speculation it may be acquired by a rival such as MetroPCS.

Apple has approved an iPhone app from VoIP provider Vonage for sale in its app store, even though it had earlier banned Google's Voice app.

Huawei has been granted 147 LTE patents by ETSI. The new patents represent 12% of all the LTE patents ETSI has issued, Huawei said.

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