Mobilkom Austria will upgrade its A1 network with HSDPA at 7.2Mbit/s.
Reliance (India) has received the green light from shareholders to spin-off of its mobile towers infrastructure. The new entity will be known as Reliance Telecom Infrastructure Limited (RTIL).
MTS (Russia) plans to invest $200m in 2007 for rolling out its 3G network, and will cut the number of vendors supplying equipment to no more than 3.
Three African operators (Vodacom Kenya, Safaricom Kenya and MTN Uganda) have teamed to abolish roaming charges between Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
Singtel (Singapore) wants to buy Vodafone stake in Bharti if it wins the auction of Hutchison Essar.
DoCoMo plans to buy a 33% stake in Fidatone Mobile for $5m.
HSBC bank, MasterCard and ViVOtech, have launched a mobile phone payments pilot.
Teliasonera has bought Denmark' s Debitel Danmark, a MVNO with 300k subscriptions.
MobiTV is working with ATT to bring the U-Verse IPTV service from ATT to mobile phones.
Chunghwa Telecom (Taiwan) plans to buy 2.5m mobile phones in 2007.
China Mobile is introducing "one-way charging" service package (or free incoming call) in Beijing