Webwire: India's telecom policy due April; Cisco appeals MS-Skype deal
The Indian government expects to introduce the New Telecom Policy in April, introducing changes aimed at facilitating consolidation and introducing a uniform operating license fee.
Cisco has appealed the European Commission's approval of Microsoft's takeover of Skype, months after the deal was completed in October. Cisco wants the EC to retroactively introduce controls ensuring interoperability of Skype with other videoconferencing solutions.
The head of the Fair Labor Association (FLA) - the body investigating the working conditions
of iOS product suppliers including Foxconn at Apple's behest - has stated that conditions at the plants are far better than the norm for Chinese manufacturing plants.
Thailand's CAT Telecom will invest $10 million in the Asia-Pacific Gateway (APG)
subsea cable project, which will run between Thailand and eight other APAC nations.
The Femto Forum has changed its name to the Small Cell Forum, to reflect the body's focus on all varieties of small cell technologies.
Graphics chip technology company Nvidia has scaled back its expectations for sales of its Tegra mobile chip range, due to the slower than expected adoption of the line.
Atos, EMC and EMC subsidiary VMware have established an alliance to support open cloud computing, with Atos to launch a new cloud services unit to support the partnership.
The UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) has shut down music sharing site RnBXclusive.com, replacing the home page with a warning that users of the site could face up to 10 years in jail and “an unlimited fine.”