FASTTAKES: Verizon, Juniper, ACMA, UK govt, India, Qualcomm, Coremetrics

Telecom Asia Staff
30 Jan 2009

US operator Verizon will pull the plug on its VoiceWing IP phone service on March 31. The company is offering subscribers the ability to keep their existing number if they migrate to a new phone service.

Nokia has raised €1.75 billion ($2.3 billion) in five- and ten-year bonds in its first international deal, the Financial Times reported.

Juniper Networks has appointed Lauren Flaherty as executive vice president and chief marketing officer. Flaherty was the CMO of Nortel from 2006-2008.

The UK government has outlined a new telecom plan, calling for everyone in the UK to get access to broadband speeds of at least 2Mbps in the next five to 10 years, reports the BBC.

Hong Kong consumers spend 144% more per online transaction than the global average - an average of $198.66 per order, says Coremetrics. But Hong Kong customers only place one order per 100 sessions, compared to the global average of 3.2.

A group of ministers commissioned to draw up a roadmap for India's already-delayed 3G auction has been told to finalize its plans by mid-February, according to India's Economic Times.

Qualcomm has granted LT Mobile a worldwide patent license to develop, manufacture and sell handsets using the CDMA2000 standard.

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has launched a new program designed to help primary and secondary level educators teach their students about cybersafety.

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