FASTTAKES: True, Softbank, Microsoft, Nokia, Facebook

Staff writer
31 May 2010

CAT Telecom has told Thailand’s third largest operator True Move to stop its 3G trial because it has deployed more many base stations than allowed, said the Bangkok Post.

Softbank and Microsoft announced a partnership to promote e-textbooks in Japanese primary and middle schools, said the Nikkei.

Global service providers spent $295b in 2009 on telecom and non-telecom capital expenditure projects, 5.9% less than 2008, according to Infonetics Research.

The shareholders of Taiwan PHS operator and Wimax licensee Fitel have approved a restructuring plan to save the operator, reports Digi Times.

Fujitsu and Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke have successfully completed a $100 million submarine fiber network for Telkom covering Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Java, Bali and Lombok.

Nokia has sold less than 100,000 N900 smartphones in the first five months since its release in November.

The Bangladeshi government has blocked access to social-networking website Facebook because it was publishing caricatures of Mohammed, said the WSJ.

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