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Telecoms News 09wk33
Broadband / Network Services
Internet traffic disruption in Asia as multiple undersea routes acknowledge cable problems
Microsoft & Nokia announce mobile MS-Office, presumably on Symbian
Mashable: online video traffic surge (11.2B streams in July09)
FiberRevolution: Wind and Fastweb sign unbundling and FTTH network sharing deal
AsiaPac has 55% of global PON market
DailyWireless: good summary on Korea's WiBro rollout status (it's losing steam).
TotalTele: Nigeria orders new WiMAX tender and refund the fees from the 3 winners of the earlier tender (2.3GHz)
Mobile / FMC / VoIP
iPhone: the (mild as yet) backlash againts the AppStore has Apple VP Phil Schiller sending personal e-mails to prominent pundits and developers promising improvements. A bank is offering an app for paying cheques (i.e. 'checks') by using the camera to photo both sides. Gertner says Apple is doing just fine as smartphone sales increase. Both Apple and China Mobile deny the 5m 'ChiPhone' order report but that just means the real deal isn't finalised or out of embargo as we do expect some kind of deal to go through.
CSAT Pre vs iPhone: both are well liked but iPhone achieved an incredible 82% Very Satisfied. Apple and AT&T are the targets of not one but two class-action lawsuits over MMS promises.
Dell phone rumour. What's interesting is that it's so iPhone like although one presumes there's Android under the hood.
Kenya: solar charged phones