Webwire: Airtel in laundering probe; Thai 3G bid details cleared

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
India's Enforcement Directorate is probing Bharti Airtel over allegations of money laundering and infringement of rules governing foreign exchange usage. Bharti has denied any wrongdoing.
 
A committee within Thai regulator NBTC has approved the draft framework for the long-awaited 2.1-GHz 3G auction, but has failed to come to an agreement on a reserve price.
 
The industry body representing Indian GSM operators, COAI, has slammed the new regulatory recommendation to charge a lower base price for CDMA spectrum than GSM airwaves as "flawed and biased" toward dual-technology operators.
 
Facebook’s potential value continues to rise, hitting a range of $93 billion to $104 billion after the firm increased its target price range for a forthcoming IPO.
 
Sources claim Google plans to alter its strategy for Android, providing early access to new builds of the OS to multiple vendor partners, rather than just one.
 
Apple is preparing to beef up its iCloud service with a new picture sharing function that allows users to comment on photos posted by other users.
 
Yahoo shareholder Third Point is reckoned to have made $122 million on share-price rises in the wake of the departure of chief executive Scott Thompson.
 
Nokia has accused Apple of overriding Siri software to modify its response to the query “what is the best smartphone ever,” after it was discovered that Siri would respond by naming the Nokia Lumia 900.

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