First International Telecom (Taiwan) plans to launch its WiMAX service in 08/2008 and targets 40k users in 10 months.
People Telecom (MVNO in Australia) will become a multi network MVNO, reselling its own packages using airtime from Optus, Telstra, Vodafone and M2M.
Idea Cellular (India) buys over 40% of Spice (India) and intends to merge the two companies.
China Unicom will transfer 30,000 base stations and sell another 10,000 ones to China Telecom following the Chinese telecom market re-organization.
Alltel (USA) will upgrade its CDMA network to EV-DO Rev A , and confirms it will switch to LTE technology for a 4G network. Alltel is to be bought by Verizon Wireless that also will deploy LTE.
Televisa (Mexico) will launch triple-play services with about $360m investments.
Virgin Mobile USA is launching an unlimited voice plan for $80 + $10 for unlimited SMS. It will buy Helio from SK Telecom
ATT is pushing into content delivery network (CDN) with a $70m commitment. It also joined Microsoft to launch a joint initiative in e-health care.
T-Mobile USA launches unlimited nationwide calls from home phone for just $10 per month.
American Airlines plans to test in-flight internet.
Verizon Comms. still wants 100% of Verizon Wireless and put pressure on Vodafone to sell its stake.