Webwire: Vietnam to join ASE cable; HTC launches 1080p phone

Webwire: Vietnam to join ASE cable; HTC launches 1080p phone

Staff writer  |   October 18, 2012
telecomasia.net
The Vietnamese government has granted Viettel, VNPT and CMC TI in-principle approval to join the $450 million Asia Submarine cable Express (ASE) project, formerly the Asia-Pacific Gateway (APG).
 
HTC has launched a new flagship smartphone, the HTC J Butterfly, which includes a 5-inch full-HD 1080p display and a quad-core 1.5-GHz Snapdragon processor.
 
UK mobile operator O2 plans to scrap its central user database - provided by Ericsson - and replace it with an alternative solution, following the second service-disrupting network fault blamed on the system since July.
 
The reason Foxconn is having trouble meeting orders for the iPhone 5 is due to the device being the most difficult that the manufacturer has ever had to assemble, but productivity has been improving daily as workers get more practice, an executive at parent company Hon Hai has stated.
 
India's Telecom Commission has recommended a controversial proposal to refarm all 900-MHz spectrum once operators' licenses come up for renewal in 2014, then re-auction the frequencies. Operators losing the auction would have their holdings replaced with 1,800-MHz spectrum.
The Hindu             
 
A White House-ordered review into the security implications of using gear from Chinese vendors – separate from the recently-published security committee probe – found no evidence of cyberspying by Huawei but did find potential security vulnerabilities in its gear, sources claim.
 
Industry sources expect Samsung and HTC to undercut Nokia's prices for Windows Phone 8 smartphones, which could threaten Nokia's turnaround strategy.
 
File-sharing portal the Pirate Bay has migrated its servers and operations to cloud hosting providers worldwide, in an attempt to stave off any further attempts to take the site down.

 

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