Webwire: ZTE in $2b JV, Telecom NZ open to foreign owners, True defends DTAC suit

Melissa Chua
17 Jun 2011

Sistema in $2b JV with ZTE

Russia-based Sistema’s high tech unit has partnered ZTE to make a range of products including components for navigation systems.


Telecom NZ open to foreign ownership

Foreign companies will be able to purchase Telecom New Zealand’s retail business after the company breaks up later this year.

New Zealand Herald

True defends DTAC suit

True has defended its decision to file a criminal case against rival DTAC, saying fighting back at the Norwegian controlled company was its only option.

Bangkok Post

PLDT, Globe, quiet on competition violation directive

PLDT and Globe Telecom have kept silent on a new directive that allows the Department of Justice to investigate cases of competition violation.


Axiata slashes roam rates

Axiata has slashed roaming rates by up to 90% for texts, calls and data.

Business Times

Huawei to put $500m in new plant

Huawei plans to invest around $500 million in a new manufacturing plant near Chennai.

Business Standard

Bangladesh operators to know fee cut results in 2 weeks

Bangladesh’s finance ministry will announce its decision on proposed license renewal and spectrum renewal fees cuts in 2 weeks.

BD News 24

Telenor calls India out on license rules

Telenor’s Asia Pacific chief Sigve Brekke is pushing Indian regulators to issue clear guidance on the issuance of mobile licenses, to prevent a repeat of a scandal over the sale of 2G licenses and promote consolidation among the country’s operators.

Financial Times

Apple plots video shutdown

iPhone users face being prevented from shooting video at music gigs as part of a patent application filed by Apple. The patent covers an infra-red technology designed to offer additional information in venues including museums, but that could also be used to block images being shot.

Sky News

China Telecom makes move on Australia

China Telecom claims a new content server established in Australia will boost its services across Asia Pacific.


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