Indian mobile operator Shyam Telelink has chosen Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei and ZTE as its vendors for its multi-billion dollar CDMA 800MHz network investment. The operator – majority owned by Russian conglomerate Sistema – has previously said it will invest at least US$5 billion in expanding the nationwide network.
Chinese news agency Xinhua reports today that China Mobile has joined the TD-SCDMA Industry Alliance (TDIA), becoming the first operator to secure membership. Established in 2002, TDIA comprises operators, manufacturers such as Bird, Huawei and ZTE, research and development entities, and distributors.
Japanese MVNO Japan Communications has ordered 100,000 3G handsets from Chinese vendor ZTE, reports Telegeography, citing a report in Nikkei Business Publications. The deal is reportedly one of the first instances in Japan of a MVNO procuring handsets without implementing the host operator’s test for mutual connectivity.
The LiMo Foundation – a global group of handset manufacturers, operators, chip makers and other mobile-focused companies tasked with creating a mobile Linux-based open-source operating system that can be quickly designed into a handset – has announced 11 new members today, including Telecom Italia, ZTE, PacketVideo and Freescale Semiconductors.