Webwire: BSNL in conspiracy probe; Cable break hits E Africa

Webwire: BSNL in conspiracy probe; Cable break hits E Africa

Staff writer  |   February 28, 2012
telecomasia.net
India's Central Bureau of Investigation has raided nine locations across the country, after launching an investigation into claims employees from state-owned BSNL conspired to hand Wimax deployment contracts to a private company.
 
Internet services have been severely disrupted across East Africa after a ship's anchor damaged subsea cables run by The East African Marine Systems (Teams).
 
Singapore-based electronics firm Creative Technology is suing Huawei, over claims a Wimax network supplied to subsidiary QMax Communications missed performance requirements and had to be shut down.
 
Telenor has no interest in buying out its Indian partner Unitech's stake in joint venture Uninor, despite the latter's willingness to sell. Telenor's CEO stated that that since Unitech's 2G licenses were cancelled, the JV “no longer exists.”
 
A German court has ruled that Motorola Mobility will not be able to enforce the injunction on iOS device sales in the country for as long as the patent battle between the vendor and Apple is under appeal. The injunction had already been suspended by the courts.
 
Australia's Telstra has revealed it will not offer a broadband-only service over the NBN, requiring its customers to continue to rent copper lines for voice services. Consumer body ACCAN has accused the operator of trying to milk profits from its copper network for as long as possible.
 
Motorola Solutions has bought $1.17 billion worth of its own shares from Carl Icahn, the investor responsible for pushing for its split-off from Motorola Mobility. Icahn's stake in the company has now fallen to 4.6%.
 
eBay expects to facilitate $8 billion in mobile commerce transactions this year, up from $5 billion in 2011. The company has announced a new partnership with UK carrier three in connection with this goal.
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