Webwire: Work begins on ASE cable; Google launches music store

Staff writer
17 Nov 2011

ASE subsea cable construction begins

PLDT, NTT Com and StarHub and vendors NEC and Fujitsu have started construction of the planned 7,200km ASE subsea cable, which will link Japan, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Singapore.

GMA News

Google launches online music store

Google has ramped up its competition with Apple with the unveiling of an Android-based online music store, which has launched with a catalog of 13 million songs from labels including EMI, Sony Music and Universal.

BBC News

Apple explored forming own carrier for iPhone

Steve Jobs originally considered developing the iPhone as a Wi-Fi only device, and buying up a smaller carrier and using the infrastructure to offer its own data plans, according to industry veteran John Stanton.

Washington Post

Ericsson, Alca-Lu dominate LTE market

Ericsson and Alcatel-Lucent between them captured 74% of the LTE infrastructure market in Q3, with Huawei a distant third with 8% market share, according to Dell'Oro.


Nokia to launch Windows 8 tablet in June

Nokia's GM for France has revealed in an interview that the company will launch a Windows 8 tablet in June 2012.

The Verge

Apple faces green group over Chinese claims

Apple executives have for the first time met with environmental activists to discuss allegations of rampant pollution at Chinese factories believed to be producing products for the company.

New Zealand Herald

Asia Mobile buys more StarHub shares

Asia Mobile Holdings, a joint venture between Qatar Telecom and ST Telemedia, has acquired an extra 7.45% stake in Singapore's StarHub to give it a holding of 56.55%. Qtel's effective interest is now 14.1%.


Li-ion advance to cut recharge time to minutes

New advances in lithium-ion battery technology promise to both improve battery life and cut the recharge time of a battery to mere minutes.


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