FASTTAKES: Apple, Trai, IDC, FCC, Kordia, LG Uplus

Staff writer
02 Aug 2010

The radio reception on Apple’s iPhone 4 is “significantly worse” than comparable smartphones, according to PA Consulting Group. The device suffered connectivity problems in comparison tests with RIM’s BlackBerry 9700 and HTC’s HD2.

The turf war between India's telecom regulator, Trai, and the communications ministry and has heated up, with the former warning the latter not to make any changes to existing telecom licenses without consulting the regulator.

Mobile phone vendors shipped 317.5m units in Q2, up 14.5% from a year ago, with Nokia and LG losing market share to Samsung and RIM, IDCsaid.

The US FCC has cleared the first LTE phone for the US market, the CDMA-based Samsung SCH-R900.

Kordia has shelved plans to provide Wi-Fi coverage in every New Zealand city and also dumped its trans-Tasman cable project in the wake of Pacific Fibre announcement.

South Korean telco LG Uplus is set to launch cloud services based on Microsoft’s software platforms for business users.

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