THE WRAP: DT sells T-Mobile USA; Japan assesses component damage
UK regulator Ofcom proposed minimum and maximum allocation arrangements for 4G licenses, as part of plans for an auction of spectrum in the 800MHz and 2.6GHz frequencies. The regulator believes the proposals will offer a level playing field for all carriers in the market.
Strong growth in China’s broadband subscriber numbers is powering Asia Pacific to a leading position in the global market, the Broadband Forum announced. The region is set to knock Europe off the top spot in broadband and IPTV subscriber numbers during 2011.
European fiber operator Interoute revealed carriers in the region are gearing up for IPv6 with more capex allocated to the new technology due to IPv4 address exhaustion.
Vodafone NZ, Kordia, Orcon and Maxnet are among 13 companies to express an interest in accessing New Zealand’s UFB dark fiber network as retail service providers.
And security experts accused Iran of masterminding an attack on the Web’s SSL security layer that would have allowed hackers to impersonate leading firms including Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Skype and Mozilla.