SK Telecom (S. Korea) plans to deploy a Wibro Wave 2 broadband network in Seoul (10Mbit/s upstream and 37Mbit/s downstream).
Optus (Australia) will work with Huawei to develop a suite of new mobile broadband products.
Smart Comms (Philippines) plans to offer free service to subscribers who agree to receive ads. The service will be available by invitation only and limited to 10,000 subscribers each month.
Warid Telecom (Pakistan) plans to expand its mobile coverage in Pakistan to 100% by the end of 2009.
An equity firm, Providence Equity Partners, invests $640m in Birla Telecom (India), an Idea cellular unit.