Webwire: BSNL best bet for India Wimax; DoCoMo seeks Thai LTE trial

staff writer
05 Apr 2011

Wimax Forum pins India hopes on BSNL, MTNL

Wimax Forum will bank on state-owned operators BSNL and MTNL for developing the reach and subscriber base of the 4G standard in India, now private companies appear to have sided with TD-LTE.

Economic Times

DoCoMo may trial LTE in Thailand

DoCoMo may seek to trial LTE wireless broadband services in Thailand, according to Prasit Prapinmongkolkarn, chairman of regulator NTC.

The Nation

Huawei finalist in US deal despite new opposition

Chinese vendor Huawei is thought to be a finalist in a contract to build a 4G network for the USA's sixth largest wireless operator, US Cellular, despite renewed calls from federal senators to restrict Huawei's operations in the nation.

Wall Street Journal

Sony to launch Android tablet in 2011

Sony will launch an Android tablet by the end of the year, and perhaps by mid-year. The device is expected to use a tweaked version of Honeycomb, have a 9.4 inch screen and use an Nvidia Tegra 2 processor.


Telstra CEO mans phone in call center

Telstra's top executives, including CEO David Thodey, manned the phones at one of the Australian operator's call centers in an initiative under its Project New customer service transformation drive.

The Australian

Angry Birds Rio hits 10m downloads in 10 days

Mobile game maker Rovio said its new title, Angry Birds Rio, had been downloaded 10 million times in just 10 days. The Android version of the game was an exclusive of the Amazon Appstore.


Softbank pres pledges salary to disaster relief

Softbank president Masayoshi Son has donated 10 billion yen ($118.9 million) and his remaining salary until he retires to support victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami, in the largest contribution by an individual to the disaster relief efforts to date.


iPad 2 in short supply even in the afterlife

The iPad 2 isn't just popular among the living. Malaysian prayer item stalls have been selling out of paper replicas of the tablet for the Chinese population to burn for their dead relatives during the Qingming festival.


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