A US jury has found Samsung guilty of violating six of the seven patents being asserted by Apple in the vendors' legal battle in the market, ordering a near-record $1.05 billion in damages. Experts expect the verdict to have strong implications for competition, handset design and pricing. Samsung has vowed to appeal.
Separately, both Apple and Samsung have been hit with bans on older-generation handsets and tablets in South Korea, after a panel of judges found that both companies are infringing on each other's patents.
India's Supreme Court may consider granting the government's plea to postpone the end-August deadline for auctioning off the first lot of 2G spectrum recovered from the 2G license cancellations of earlier in the year.
New Zealand's Chorus – the wholesale network company spun out of Telecom NZ – has reported an NZ$102 million ($82.7 million) profit in its maiden full-year results as a separate company.
The Internet Service Providers’ Association of Nepal (IPSAN) has called on the government to stop dragging its heels on the auction of a Wimax license and spectrum, stating that the delay has hit the sector hard and granted an unfair advantage to incumbent Nepal Telecom.
The Chinese government has agreed to loan $15 million to Sierra Leone, to allow the latter country to fund its connection to the planned Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) subsea cable.
Zimbabwean mobile operator NetOne has denied allegations by rival Econet Wireless that it owes $20 million in interconnection fees. Econet briefly terminated interconnection with NetOne earlier this month over the financial dispute.