Chunghwa Telecom (Taiwan) plans to invest $1.5bn for expanding its fiber-optic network by 2012, of which $1.3bn in MSAN, VDSL2, EPON, ...and $300m in fiber optic gear. Most of networking equipment will be procured from local manufacturers.
Energy City Qatar (ECQ), ATT and NavLink have signed a MoU with Qtel for providing advanced data communications in the Emirate.
FTTH (Thailand) will launch soon full triple play services for $30 a month, using Electricity Authority' s fiber optic network.
Global Crossing has increased capacity (+100Gbit/s) on its South American Crossing (SAC) submarine systems to face bandwidth demand. According to TeleGeography Research, the region had seen 87% growth in global Internet traffic during 2007.
Warid Telecom plans to deploy a WiMAX network in Georgia after it wins a license in the 3.5GHz band.
China Telecom plans deploying WiFi network in 21 provinces. This could indicate that China Telecom may abandon PHS service soon.
US Air Force will modernize its GPS system with the launch of a new satellite built by Lockheed Martin.
Teliasonera has outlined plans to upgrade its broadband infrastructure in Sweden over next five years. It plans to connect between 1.5m and 2m households and businesses in the country, with multiple access technologies (including FTTx and VDSL2).
Telecom Italia abandons Microsoft IPTV solution. It is not a surprise, but it seems that Telefonica has influenced the decision.