DoCoMo acquires 11.5% stake in Blue Ocean Wireless, a GSM-based service provider to the maritime industry .
KDDI and Rostelecom (Russia) plan two high-speed undersea optical fiber cables for linking their countries.
China Mobile is asking bids for the for 2nd phase of its TD-SCDMA trial network.
China Telecom has been approved for issuing corporate bonds worth $2.9bn. It also is planning to trial WiFi handsets and deploy some 25,000 WiFi covered spots by end-2008. Its parent company plans to develop more than 50m CDMA users by 2009.
BSNL has selected six bidders for its huge 93m-mobile line tender: Ericsson, NSN, Huawei Technologies, ZTE, ALU, and Nortel Networks. BSNL targets to pay under $100 a line and would split the contract into four orders.
Bharti and BSNL are considering deploying GPON in India.
Sri Lanka Railways and Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) join efforts to expand fiber optic infrastructure in rural areas.
DTAC (Thailand) would invest $145m for launching 3G mobile broadband services next year.
SK Telecom plans to spend $182m to enhance its network. It also plans to raise stake in new China Unicom.
ATT has started to provide Yahoo search services on its mobile phone handsets.