Webwire: Apple dealt loss in Moto suit; FTC said to probe Google+

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
The ITC has issued a preliminary ruling rejecting Apple's claims of infringement of three of its wireless patents by Motorola Mobility.
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The US Federal Trade Commission plans to extend its antitrust probe into Google's business practices to include new social network service Google+, according to insiders.
 
SingTel's Australian subsidiary Optus has joined the ranks of Telstra rivals calling on competition regulator ACCC to demand changes to the incumbent's structural separation undertakings (SSU), the rules Telstra will agree to abide by while it migrates its customers to the NBN.
 
Telecom equipment makers are bracing for an expected decrease in mobile network infrastructure spending in 2012, with some smaller vendors already issuing profit warnings.
 
Samart expects 2012 profit of over $31m
Thailand's Samart Corporation, parent of Samart Telecom and Smart I-Mobile, has forecast a 2012 net profit of over 1 billion baht ($31.5 million) from 25% higher revenue of 27.5 billion baht.
 
The Obama administration will not support the USA's controversial proposed SOPA anti-piracy law, stating that it would reduce freedom of expression, increase cybersecurity risks and undermine   internet-based innovation.
 
Sources say LG - which plans to launch a Google TV set as early as late this quarter - may also be tasked with building the flagship set for Google TV 3.0, due for launch by the end of this year..
 
Former Jamaican prime minister and current leader of the opposition Andrew Holness has been criticized by the National Democratic Movement for his decision to scrap a requirement for Digicel to continue to operate two separate networks if allowed to merge with Claro.

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