FASTTAKES: True Move, Verizon Wireless, Sina, VHA, Nokia, Internode

Staff writer
18 Nov 2010

Thailand's True Move has confirmed it is in talks to buy Hutchison's Thai operations, as a possible alternative means of growing a 3G business in the nation.

Verizon Wireless, the largest US mobile operator, is considering charging customers on the basis of mobile data speeds, Reuters reports.

Chinese web company Sina expects its microblogging service to hit 100m users next year, and believes it can make healthy gains from the unit. The parent reported an 87% increase in profit for Q3, on the growth of its online advertising business.

Australian cellco JV VHA has signed a 15-year deal to lease backhaul capacity on PIPE Networks. PIPE will also deploy 900km of new dark fiber between VHA sites in three states.

Global service provider revenue increased 3% in Q3, after four quarters of just 1% growth, according to TeleGeography.

Nokia will set up a research facility in Skolkovo, a high-tech center nicknamed Russia's Silicon Valley.

Australian ISP Internode has cut prices after negotiating a more favorable network usage deal with Telstra Wholesale.

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