Webwire: Raja to be charged; Digitel buyout rumors

Webwire: Raja to be charged; Digitel buyout rumors

Dylan Bushell-Embling  |   March 29, 2011
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India's former telecom minister, A Raja, is expected to soon be charged with the first criminal offense in the investigation of his alleged involvement in the 2008 spectrum allocation scandal.
 
Shares in the Philippines' Digitel soared on Monday as a result of rumors its parent may sell the venture to PLDT.
 
Uganda's opposition party has called for a boycott on incumbent operator MTN Uganda after accusing the company of jamming phone lines at the opposition poll tally center during a February 18 election. MTN denied the claim, stating it had not received a formal complaint.
 
Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse has called on US regulators to block the planned $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA by AT&T.
 
Jack Dorsey, one of Twitter's founders, will replace fellow founder Evan Williams as head of product development.
 
New Zealand's Department of Internal Affairs remains online today, despite plans by internet group Anonymous to take it down with a DDoS in protest of an internet filter that is being supplied to ISPs and reputedly aims to block access to child porn sites.
 
Japanese chip testing equipment maker Advantest has arranged to buy Verigy for 90.9 billion yen ($1.11 billion) to grow its smartphone testing portfolio.
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