Webwire: KDDI Q3 net grows 4.8%; AIS 3G roaming from this month

Staff writer
25 Oct 2011

KDDI lifts Q3 profit 4.8%

Japan's KDDI has reported a 4.8% increase in Q3 profit to 68.19 billion yen ($896.6 million), but has maintained its forecast of a 2% decrease in profit for the full year.


AIS hopes to start 3G roaming this month

Thailand's AIS plans to commence its deal to allow its customers to roam on state-owned TOT's 3G network by the end of the month.

The Nation

TI Q4 forecast disappoints

Chipmaker Texas Instruments has provided a lower than anticipated forecast for fourth quarter sales, stating that economic uncertainty is affecting nearly all of the company's operating segments.


Google said to plan its own Yahoo buyout bid

The rumor mill surrounding a potential buyout of Yahoo is ramping up, with the latest buzz having Google now considering pursuing a joint bid with private equity firms.

Wall Street Journal

India plots plan B for rollouts to Maoist areas

The Indian government is likely to ask at least two operators to roll out mobile infrastructure in around 78 locations with a sizeable presence of Maoist insurgents, as state-owned operator BSNL is unwilling to do so without a full subsidy due to the propensity of the insurgents to target telecom sites.

Economic Times

New NBTC chief has ambitious goals

Air Chief Marshal Thares Punsri, chairman of new Thai regulator NBTC, hopes to be able to resolve the myriad of issues facing the nation's telecom sector within his six-year term.

Bangkok Post

Nokia adds offline mode to Nokia Maps app

Nokia has added offline mode functionality to the HTML5-based mobile web version of its Nokia Maps service, compatible with Android and iOS devices.


Wikileaks to shutter if donation blockade stays

Wikileaks has revealed it will be forced to shut down by the end of the year unless PayPal, Visa and the major financial services companies which are refusing to process donations from supporters withdraw their “financial blockade.”

Wall Street Journal

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