India is still a main focus point for Asia/Pacific developments this week as the country heads toward the 500 million connections mark, but there are developments elsewhere in the region, including Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Hong Kong. (See Tata Takes Summer Subs Lead.)
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.)
Malaysian WiMax operator Packet One Networks (P1) believes it can double its customer base from 80,000 to 160,000 by the end of the year with a new promotion, according to Star Online. (See P1 Deploys Fujitsu Backbone.)
UTStarcom Inc. (Nasdaq: UTSI) has opened an IPTV Technology Center, designed to "take a lead role in the formation of India's IPTV regulation," and an IPTV Center of Excellence, to provide "post-sales support for all of UTStarcom's customers in the country." Both are based in Gurgaon.
India's Wipro Ltd. (NYSE: WIT) has signed a "master co-development agreement" with Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq: ORCL) to develop solutions using Oracle's Application Integration Architecture (AIA), an "open, standards-based platform for business process integration across Oracle, third-party and custom applications." Wipro says it intends to develop "order to activate" tools for telecom service providers as part of its multi-industry developments. (See Wipro, Oracle Team on OSS.)