Webwire: Apple loses HTC suit in UK; EU rejects ACTA

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
Apple has lost a UK patent suit against HTC. A court ruled that HTC devices do not violate four Apple patents, including one for its slide-to-unlock feature.
 
European parliament has rejected controversial antipiracy treaty ACTA by a wide margin, but current signatories including the US, Australia, Japan, Singapore and Korea may still decide to ratify it.
 
New Zealand mobile operator Telecom NZ has fixed a glitch preventing international roaming services from working properly for its users. Rival 2degrees is still reporting its own roaming problems. The cause of the issue is still being investigated.
 
Chinese manufacturing giant Foxconn plans to set up shop in Indonesia, allocating $1 billion to establish plants in the nation in a project expected to create 1 million job opportunities.
 
Thailand's National Broadcasting and Telecom Commission has set a July 16 date for its board to consider proposed new regulations against foreign dominance of the nation's operators.
 
In a bid to meet the August deadline to hold the 2G spectrum reallocation ordered by an Indian court, the telecom ministry has published the terms of the auction – before key decisions on the reserve price and annual spectrum charges have been determined.
 
Apple only has one Chinese store for every 216 million people, with its pace of retail expansion in the nation lagging well behind its own goals.
 
Indian state-owned operator BSNL has launched a 3G pocket router for its subscribers for an RRP of 5,800 rupees ($106.50).

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