FASTTAKES: TOT, Apple, Twitter, HP, U Mobile, NZCC, China Telecom

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telecomasia.net
Thai state-owned operator TOT has been cleared to build the nation's first 3G network, days after the operator succeeded in forcing regulator NTC to cancel an auction that would have allowed its competitors to acquire 3G spectrum.
 
Apple has widened the scope of its legal battle against Nokia over patent violation allegations, starting proceeding in a new jurisdiction – the UK's high court.
 
Twitter is set to unveil a “promoted accounts” feature for advertisers, WSJ reports.
 
HP has beat analysts’ estimates with its forecasts, but is yet to decide on a new CEO.
 
U Mobile has deployed Malaysia's first 42Mbps DC-HSPA+ base station, as part of a rollout it is conducting with Ericsson.
 
New Zealand regulator NZCC is reviewing the process for determining mobile termination rates, and will hold a workshop on October 6.
 
New Zealand ISP Orcon has hired Alcatel-Lucent to deploy its Velocix digital media delivery platform for use in a local CDN.
 
Industry body 3G Americas has changed its name to 4G Americas.
 
China Telecom has opened a new 27,000 square feet data center in Hong Kong and a 3,500-square feet facility in Singapore.

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