The Vietnam market is a hive of activity currently as the country heads toward a more open and competitive market, with WiMax and 3G rollouts a particular area of investment. (See Vietnam Moves Toward Open Market , WiMax Subbing for DSL in Vietnam, ZTE Takes 3G to Vietnam, Vietnam Mobile Picks NEC Backhaul, Moto Nabs 3G Contract in Vietnam, Vietnam Uses NSN for 3G, VDC Trials Mobile WiMax, and Top 10 Telecom Markets: Asia.)
OBS has also expanded its relationship with regional satellite communications firm SpeedCast, which is providing the carrier with "local testing facilities as well as installation and engineering support services." (See SpeedCast, OBS Team Up.)
Pyramid Research expects WiMax operators to become the main Internet access challengers to incumbent carrier Telekom Malaysia Berhad . (See Telekom Malaysia Faces WiMax Challenge.)
Of course, there's still plenty happening in India...
UTStarcom has enjoyed a degree of success with its IPTV solutions in India: It is working with Bharti Airtel Ltd. (Mumbai: BHARTIARTL) in Delhi, with Aksh Optifibre Ltd. at BSNL in 20 cities across India, and with Aksh again to team with Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. (MTNL) in Delhi and Mumbai. It has also announced IPTV deployments with United Telecoms Ltd. in India, and, just across the Palk Strait, with Sri Lanka Telecom . (See UTSI, Optibase Land Goa Gig, UTStarcom Wins India Deal, and Aksh Extends With UTStarcom.)
â€” Ray Le Maistre, International News Editor, Light Reading