Global operator strategies - 02/03/08

Publié le par Jean Arnal

T-Mobile USA has completed the acquisition of SunCom; the move adds some 1.1m subscribers.

Teliasonera has extended its international backbone into Eastern Europe, beginning in Ukraine.

The Bahraini government will sell most of the 67% stake it holds in Batelco (the incumbent Telco) directly or indirectly.

Five Indian Ocean countries (Mauritius, Madagascar, Reunion, Seychelles and Comoros) have decided to link each other with fiber optic cable and connect with intercontinental cables such as EASSY and SAT3/SAFE cables.

Indian BSNL plans to spend $4.7bn in next fiscal year (beginning in April 1, 2008).

It is done: Google has entered the submarine cable system market with joining the Unity consortium to lay fiber between Asia and the USA.

Nextlink launches a carrier-class, 30Mbit/s wireless metro Ethernet for its carrier reseller allies.

China: as part of a company restructuring process in line with China telecom shake-up, China Telecom will absorb 20 wholly-owned subsidiaries.

New Zealand rejects Telecom NZ separation plan.

China: tendering for China Mobile’ s national TD-SCDMA network could begin as early as the end of March. China Mobile plans to cover 300 cities.

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