Vimpelcom/ Altimo have bought a 90% stake in the Cambodian operator Sotelco.
China Telecom plans a $4bn CDMA network expansion (network it will take over from China Unicom).
China Unicom plans 3G capex of $14.6bn for the period 2009-2010. Some additional details are available on the future China Unicom company: the merger of China Unicom (GSM part) and China Netcom will create an heavyweight with 128m mobile users, 109m local fixed lines and almost 24m broadband users. The new unit will receive a 3G license. The CEO will be Chan Xiaobing , the current China Unicom CEO. The merger is planned to close in mid-October.
Indian BSNL has delayed its $6.5bn GSM tender, but plans $10bn over the next three years, on network expansion
China Mobile has been OKed to expand its trial 3G network to a nationwide basis.
DoCoMo will stop accepting new 2G customers from Dec. 08.
Chunghwa Telecom acquires 7% stake in Vietnam-based TA Associates. It plans to buy around 3000 femtocell base stations.
TOT (Thailand) plans to deploy 5,200 base stations across Thailand via an investment of $805m.
Warid Telecom launches location-based services in Pakistan.
Tata Teleservices (India) is planning a $2bn investment over the next two years on expanding both its GSM and CDMA networks.