JasTel Network (Thailand, an affiliate of Jasmine), plans to invest $30m to deploy an international undersea cable link.
China Telecom buys the stake held by China Unicom in Unicom-BREW, a JV between China Unicom and Qualcomm.
DTAC (Thailand) will upgrade its network to HSPA.
BSNL (India) targets to launch 3G services in two Indian states by the end of the year.
People Telecom (Australia) as announced a three-year agreement with Vodafone for an MVNO platform.
Telstra, National Australian Bank and Visa have started tests of contactless m-payment.
PT Bakrie Telecom (Indonesia) intends to buy a 51% stake in CDMA-based telecom operator PT Mobile-8 Telecom.
Telkom, PCCW and PT Indonusa Telemedia have joined efforts to launch IPTV services in Indonesia.
Virgin Mobile has announced the completion of the acquisition of mobile operator Helio for around $38m.
Verizon is in talks with Google over a mobile search partnership.
Costa-Rica ICE has decided to delay a 3G contract (1.5m mobile lines) as there was only one bidder, Huawei.
Embratel (Brazil) has won a tender to provide wireless broadband services to 12,000 digitally excluded areas in 4,200 cities in Brazil.
Sprint Nextel will offer location based services on its WiMAX network, XOHM.