Webwire: Apple, Samsung setbacks in legal fight; Huawei hits out at US

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
An Australian court has rejected Apple's request to have the injunction on Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales widened to include all Samsung tablets, and to require Samsung to inform Apple before it launches a new product into the market. Samsung has meanwhile lost a bid to have the iPhone 4S banned in the Netherlands.
 
Huawei is demanding the US government “stop the manufactured fear” and be clear about their “unsubstantiated” national security concerns regarding using the vendor's kit, after last week's exclusion from a public safety contract.
 
Sony Ericsson fell to a breakeven profit in Q3, from a €49 million profit the year before, and sales also declined marginally. Sony has been rumored to be pondering a buyout of the handset JV.
 
The EU is reported to be planning to announce a nearly €9.2 billion ($12.63 billion) project to roll out high-speed broadband infrastructure, as part of the target of ensuring all European households have at least 30 Mbps fiber connections by 2020.
 
A boycott on Mobinil over an ill-received cartoon posted by the company's founder in June has subsided, according to the company's chairman. At its peak, 20,000 customers were requesting to be porting out per day.
 
France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom will set up a new procurement joint venture, Buyin, in a bid to save money on the purchase of network equipment and software.
 
Thailand's new regulator NBTC is insistent that long-awaited plans for a 2,100 MHz spectrum auction will not be postponed beyond the latest mid-2012 deadline, despite rumors of a delay due to the recent floods
 
MS closes $8.5b Skype acquisition
Microsoft has closed the $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype, after finally receiving the required regulatory approvals earlier this month.

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