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

Staff writer
17 Oct 2011

Apple bid to extend Samsung injunction scuppered

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.

Dow Jones


Huawei tells US to stop “manufactured fear”

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.

Financial Times

Sony Ericsson profit wiped out in Q3

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.

Associated Press

EU said to plan $12.6b fiber project

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.

BBC News

Mobinil boycott subsides

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, Deutsche Telekom form Buyin JV

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.

Wall Street Journal

NBTC denies Thai 3G auction delayed again

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.

Bangkok Post

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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