FASTTAKES: Unicom, Apple, Bharti, Vodafone, Qualcomm, KT

Staff writer
25 May 2010

China Unicom is in talks with Apple about selling the iPad in China, vice-president Li Gang toldCaijing on the sidelines of an APEC meeting on Friday.

India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and the defense ministry are again at odds over defense’s release of 2100MHz spectrum for 3G, said Business Standard. The row could mean 3G spectrum won’t be returned to the DoT by July or August as planned, potentially delaying the rollout of 3G services.

Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular have lodged a petition against the regulator’s 2G licensing plan with the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT), saidBusiness Standard.

Qualcomm has opened a new R&D Center in Shanghai, its second in China. It will focus on developing chips for the local market.

The Indian government expects to reap $3.2 billion from the auction of broadband wireless access (BWA) spectrum at 2.3GHz, telecoms minister A. Raja toldEconomic Times. The auction started yesterday.

KT’s iPhone sales have topped 700,000 units in six months, reports theKorea Herald.

Chinese operators dominated purchases of carrier VoIP and IMS gear in Q1, according toInfonetics. Chinese sales boosted carrier VoIP revenue in Asia Pacific up 16%, and the region’s share of IMS equipment revenue up 20 percentage points.

HP and Alcatel-Lucent will jointly provide end-to-end unified communications solutions to enterprise customers.

Hong Kong-based logistics firm Li & Fung will deploy a Cisco unified comms solution worldwide.

NTT Com Asia, will showcase new technologies from the NTT R&D Centre at ICT for the Future R&D Forum at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, July 16.

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