FASTTAKES: Viettel, NTC, BSNL, T-Systems, DTAC

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15 Mar 2010
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Vietnamese cellcos Viettel and EVN Telecom have each brought forward their 3G launch timetables by two months. Viettel will launch its 3G outfit this week, with EVN Telecom to deploy its 3G operation in early April.

 

The internet is in the mix to win the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, says Wired, which has campaigned for the award. 

 

The Philippines NTC said that prospective bidders for the country’s fifth 3G spectrum lot of 10Mhz require a net worth of a minimum PHP3 billion ($65.6m). The equity requirement might restrict smaller players for partaking in the auction, said the Manila Times.

 

The board of BSNL has canceled plans to pursue a controlling interest in Zambia Telecom.

 

T-Systems and SAP have signed a global services partnership, combining their telecom networks, software capabilities and customer base worldwide.

 

Second-ranked Thai operator DTAC plans to upgrade its 10,000 GSM base stations to EDGE by April to respond to increased data usage, said the Bangkok Post.

 

The firm is aiming for at least 175,000 iPhone users this year, up from 88,000 customers.

 

Nigeria’s National Council on Privatization, chaired by Acting President Goodluck Jonathan, will set up a high-level committee to review the botched privatization of Nitel. 

 

KT has launched its first Wi-Fi enabled smartphone the IM-U570K from Pantech, said the Korea Herald. LG Telecom recently unveiled Wi-Fi capable device the LG-LU9400, which supports Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor.

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telecomasia.net

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