goBroadband has coined the phrase Asian Corridor Dream, which means all the Asian Telcos operate on a single platform overcoming the barriers of technology and borders. In a move to achieve the same, Bridge Mobile Alliance is formed. BMA partners include CSL (Hong Kong), Globe Telecom (Philippines), Maxis (Malaysia), SingTel Mobile (Singapore), SingTel Optus (Australia), Taiwan Mobile (Taiwan) and Telkomsel (Indonesia).
Excerpts from goBroadband’s blog,
What BMA means to you ? As a subscriber, if you travel to any of the member countries, you are entitled for support on roaming and other technical issues. All the operators are sharing their content library for entertainment, with India’s Airtel leading the pack.
Globalization bug has bitten the Indian telcos. After Reliance Communications Ltd and Bharti Airtel Ltd joining the ranks of Emerging Telecom Giants of Asia, it’s now time for the state owned BSNL. Over the past decade, BSNL has transformed itself from being a lethargic PSU into a aggressively managed and highly competent Telecom company in India.
BSNL is seeking management control of Nigerian Telecommunications Limited. It is also in talks with Saudi Arabian Telco to start mobile services in oil rich gulf nation. Earlier Reliance communications owned Flag Telecom connected Saudi with FALCON and also started RiTV in the gulf.