Elsewhere, there's news of significant service delivery platform (SDP) engagements, with IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM) figuring prominently, and booming FTTx sales in Taiwan.
Meanwhile, there are concerns that a price war could hit Indian operators' profits. See this Reuters story.
Also in India, IBM says it beat rival HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) to win a three-year IT infrastructure and business support services deal with new mobile entrant Datacom Solutions, which is set to launch commercial GSM services in four service areas, or "circles," before the end of 2009. The deal is reportedly worth $200 million. (See IBM Wins Deal in India and A Guide to India's Telecom Market.)
And in the Philippines, IBM has supplied its SDP to Globe Telecom Inc. , though this is an engagement previously announced by Nokia Networks , the IT giant's lead partner for this deployment. IBM claims the platform has cut the time it takes to create and launch a new service from six months to just three weeks. (See NSN Upgrades Globe.)
Other recent news from Asia/Pacific includes:
- Netgear's Big in Japan
- China 3G Update: App Stores & iPhones
- Tata Wins CDN Deal
- Bharti Airtel Teams With Cisco
- NTT Trials Cloud Services
- Global Crossing Takes Ethernet Global
- BSNL Picks Alphion for GPON
- Tata Tackles Fraud
- Espial Notches China Win
- NSN Wins GPRS Deal in India