FASTTAKES: VNPT, Lenovo, TI, Jaxa, Ericsson, Juniper Networks

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
Vietnam's MIC has cleared five telecom companies – VNPT, Viettel, FPT Telecom, CMC and VTC – to operate 4G networks for a trial 12-month period. A spectrum auction will be conducted after the trial ends.
 
Chinese PC firm Lenovo plans to develop smartphone applications in-house, chairman Liu Chuanzhi told a conference Friday.
 
Texas Instruments has trimmed its third-quarter profit and sales forecasts following lower-than-expected demand for PCs and TVs, Bloomberg reported.
 
The Japanese Space Agency (Jaxa) has launched a rocket carrying the country's first GPS satellite. The satellite, which will work with the existing US-owned GPS system, will be in orbit above Japan eight hours a day.
 
India's telecom and defense ministries are reportedly finally close to reaching a comprehensive agreement on sharing spectrum, ending a four-year dispute.
 
Ericsson has struck a five-year deal to provide satellite video compression technology to Australia's national broadcaster, the ABC, to enable rural viewers to watch digital TV.
 
Regional business TV channel CNBC Asia-Pacific has deployed Juniper Networks Ethernet switches to support live broadcasting from the Singapore Exchange, enabling it to eliminate point-to-point video links.

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