Operator Corner (2) - 08/06/08

Publié le par Jean Arnal

Softbank (Japan) will sell the iPhone by the end of the year.

Warid Telecom (Pakistan) would invest $1.5bn this year and another $1bn next year to upgrade and expand its services in the country.

PCCW (Singapore) plans to spin off its telecom and media businesses, thereby paving the way for selling its core assets.

DoCoMo announced a FMC service (called Home U) allowing a dual mode mobile handset to connect through a WLAN at home. The cost of the service will be $10 a month.

DoCoMo and KT Freetel plan to re-use a joint procurement deal to buy LG' s WINE mobile handset.

SK Telecom will invest $1bn to build a digital content and design center in China.

3 HK will sell the iPhone in HK and Macau.

PT Telkom (Indonesia) reports it is interested in buying a stake in cellular operator unit PT Telkomsel from SingTel.

Datacom (India) is planning to issue a tender for up to 70m GSM lines (worth about $2.8bn) for its new network next week.


Sprint Nextel joins the Road to 100G Alliance (a non-profit organization working to develop a set of interoperability standards for high-capacity data networks). Sprint was one of the first to adopt 40G transmission.

Telefonica Brazil will invest $384m in 2008 to expand broadband services ($307m to enhance its DSL network and $75m to boost its optical fiber infrastructure (see Awards for Ericsson).

T-Mobile USA is offering unlimited nationwide family plan for $100 a month for the first line and $50 for additional lines.

Gamacom (Peru) will start providing its services (using WiMAX technology) in rural areas by the end of July.

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