FASTTAKES: Vmax, Symbian, Amdocs, BT, Samsung, RIM

Staff writer
29 Oct 2009
Daily News

Three Taiwanese operators – Vmax Telecom, FET and Vee Telecomplan to launch Wimax services by the end of the year. Two more expect to launch next year, making a total of six.

The Symbian Foundation has launched its Horizon app portal, which will provide developers with an easy route to having their wares listed on a growing number of app stores, including Nokia's Ovi and China Mobile's Mobile Market.

US-based CRM and OSS software vendor Amdocs has acquired service delivery platform provider jNetX for $50 million.

BT has launched its new Hybrid VPN service, which allows its customers to remotely access their corporate VPNs via the public internet. The service is available in 130 countries.

Samsung has launched a high-tech handset production factory in Vietnam. The factory will create 2,500 jobs in 2009, scaling up to 12,000 by 2011 as production capacity increases.

RIM said its BlackBerry Curve 8520 will be available in Hong Kong in early November, through PCCW, SmarTone-Vodafone, 3 Hong Kong and China Mobile Hong Kong.

Alcatel-Lucent has launched compact IP routers designed to help operators affordably provide data services to smaller communities.

US operator Verizon's consumer broadband services are the most highly rated by customers on the east coast, according to a survey from JD Power and Associates.

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