FASTTAKES: Telstra, SK Telecom, ST-Ericsson, TelstraClear, Airtel, DoCoMo

Staff writer
16 Dec 2009

A cut Telstra cable took down the check-in system of Australian domestic airline Virgin Blue and stranded 4,000 passengers at Melbourne airport today. Telstra had fixed the fault by late morning, reported.

SK Telecom has contracted Alcatel-Lucent to deploy a mobile backhaul network and upgrade the operator's Packet Transport System (PTS) network.

ST-Ericsson and Ericsson have achieved the first digital handover on a dual-mode LTE/HSPA device.

China has defended its controversial new IT procurement policy, which requires all products for government contracts to include locally-developed intellectual property. A government spokesperson told a regular press briefing Tuesday that the process accorded with international practice.

NZ operator TelstraClear has been selected to supply all telecom services for local energy company Meridian. The five-year, multi-million dollar contract forms part of Meridian's ICT infrastructure support partnership with Fujitsu.

Bharti Airtel has set up a new company, Bharti Teleport, to develop satellite uplink infrastructure for satellite broadcasters.

NTT DoCoMo has become the second-largest shareholder in Korea's KT, with a 5.46% stake, after swapping exchangeable bonds for shares.

News Corp’s Fox Mobile division is suffering an executive management meltdown amid a global round of redundancies. Reports claim that CEO Mauro Montanaro, COO Kaj Hargros and CMO Giovanni Montesanti have all exited the company in the last few months.

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