Webwire: Indian telcos seek truce; TD-LTE iPhone

Dylan Bushell-Embling
telecomasia.net
The heads of India's major operators plan to meet with telecom minister Kapil Sibal in hopes of forging a truce in the nation's “telecom wars”, and rebuilding confidence in the regulatory regime after a series of corruption allegations.
 
China Mobile chairman Wang Jianzhou said Apple is interested in developing a TD-LTE phone “at an early date.”  
 
Qualcomm CFO expects chipset operating margins to decline to the mid-20s, from 30% in the US's first financial quarter, as it seeks to stimulate the nascent mass-market smartphones sector.
 
Australian police are concerned that the NBN, which is slated to attract numerous wholesale customers and allow the offering of bundled services, could make it harder to track down and arrest online child porn traders.
 
RIM's head of marketing, Keith Pardy, plans to leave the company after a six-month transition period, and the company will seek new blood to help revive its brand.
 
SK Telecom has revealed it will start carrying the iPhone on March 16, putting an end to the over two-year period in which rival Korea Telecom carried the devices exclusively.
 
Analyst firm Gartner has slashed its forecast for laptop and other mobile PC growth in 2011 to 10.5%, from earlier projections of 15.9%, due to unexpectedly high growth in the tablet market.

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