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Chunghwa predicts mobile Internet boom

Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan’s largest operator by subscribers, has predicted it will add over 200,000 new subscribers to its mobile Internet services in 2010 as demand rises for mobile broadband and smartphones, according to a report by Dow Jones Newswires.

Korean ops push back on WiBro

Korean mobile operators want the country’s communications regulator to drop its pro-WiBro policy as it is not a profitable service, reports TeleGeography, citing the Korea Times.

Samsung sees strong Q3 but may have peaked

Samsung Electronics today unveiled strong earnings guidance for the third quarter helped by growth in its mobile division, although analysts warned that performance in the current quarter could weaken.

Reports: India’s 3G auction delayed again

India’s 3G auction – scheduled for December 7 – could be delayed yet again, according to reports this week. Such fears have arisen as the government did not release revised information on the terms for the bidding, scheduled for September 29.

Telstra expands Next G on 3rd anniversary

On the third anniversary of the launch of its Next G network, Australian operator Telstra has announced the network’s ongoing expansion has provided coverage to more than 100 locations that previously did not have mobile coverage.

NSN supplies Unitech

Nokia Siemens Networks has been selected by Indian startup operator Unitech Wireless as its exclusive pan-India supplier to roll out and manage its GPRS core network under a three year contract. 

Report: Loop may lose Indian licenses

The future of new Indian operator Loop Telecom appears to be in doubt following reports that it is facing the potential forfeiture of its 21 operating licenses after the country’s Department of Telecom asked the Ministry of Corporate Affairs to carry out a second investigation into the company’s shareholders.

China Unicom officially launches 3G

Telecompaper, citing a Xinhua article, notes that China Unicom launched its 3G services officially on 1 October, following rivals China Mobile and China Telecom. China Unicom’s 3G network is based on WCDMA technology and currently covers 258 cities in China. The operator has also begun selling the iPhone.

Moto demos TD-LTE for China Mobile

Motorola has deployed a Time Division Duplex Long-Term Evolution (TD-LTE) network in the streets of Geneva to support China Mobile’s presence at the Geneva PALEXPO during ITU Telecom World 2009.

Grameenphone opens IPO

Telenor announced yesterday that its IPO of Bangladesh operator Grameenphone has opened to the public and will close on 8 October.