Webwire: Google breaches EU privacy law; UK TD-LTE network launched

Webwire: Google breaches EU privacy law; UK TD-LTE network launched

Staff writer  |   March 02, 2012
telecomasia.net
EU justice commissioner Viviane Reding has said that Google's changed privacy policy are in breach of European law, because transparency rules have not been followed.
 
UK Broadband has switched on a wholesale TD-LTE network in London, the UK's first 4G network. The company plans to provide services for operators, the public sector and large enterprises.
 
India's MTNL has denied reports it plans to shut down its CDMA business, which has around 150,000 customers in Delhi and Mumbai.
 
The Indian government will ask the Supreme Court to review its orders on the appropriateness of the spectrum allocation policy it adopted in a 2008 2G allocation, but not the court's decision to revoke the licenses handed out
 
Facebook's implied valuation for its upcoming IPO has fallen to $93 billion, from as high as $100 billion previously, after an auction of a fund holding Facebook stock went for $40 apiece.
 
Australian ISP iiNet has set the speed and pricing for its satellite broadband plans to be delivered over the National Broadband Network (NBN). The company will offer 6Mbps downlink and 1Mbps uplink, in plans starting at AU$50 ($54) per month.
 
US DVD rental and streaming service provider Netflix hopes to eventually arrange to have its services included as part of bundles from cable TV providers and ISPs.
 
US carrier Sprint has arranged to offer a free wireless accessibility app for the blind and visually impaired. The app, developed by Code Factory, provides audio prompts to assist in navigating touch-screen phones.
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