Webwire: Apple seeks US ban on Samsung phones; India delays 2G bid

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Daily News

Apple seeks US ban on eight Samsung phones

Apple has filed for a ban on eight Samsung smartphones in the US, after its recent victory in the high-profile patent lawsuit. But Samsung's current flagship the Galaxy S3 is not on the list.

BBC News

India cleared to delay 2G bid, to start in Nov

India's Department of Telecom has revealed plans to commence the upcoming 2G auction process by November, after the Supreme Court agreed to extend the deadline for its completion through to January next year.

Business Standard

Tower Bersama may buy more Indosat towers

Indonesia's Tower Bersama plans to spend around 560 billion rupiah ($59 million) to erect 560 new mobile towers across Indonesia, and is considering buying up to 12,000 more towers from PT Indosat. Tower Bersama spent around $406 million to buy 2,500 Indosat towers in February.

Jakarta Globe

Pakistan mobile curfew cost telcos $32m

A source within the Pakistan telecom industry has estimated that an order from the government to temporarily shut off services in four major cities on the eve of a Muslim holiday - citing national security grounds – cost mobile operators up to 3 billion rupees ($31.6 million).

DNA India

Thai regulator, ministry to tackle telecom issues

Thailand's telecom regulator and ICT minister have convened a joint committee tasked with sorting out enduring and urgent issues facing the nation's telecom industry, including the fate of spectrum after existing mobile concession arrangements expire.

Bangkok Post

MobileApps.com shutters, seeks $1m+ for domain

Independent mobile app marketplace MobileApps.com is shutting down after admitting it failed to “find traction” in the market, but is seeking to sell its domain name for at least $1 million.


Virgin US has short time to market prepaid iPhone

US operator Sprint Nextel's prepaid unit, Virgin Mobile US, will only be able to advertise the prepaid iPhone plans it is offering for about the next week, before an advertising blackout on iOS devices begins in the lead-up to the launch of the next model.

FOX Business

FAA may relax smartphone restrictions in-flight

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will consider relaxing current policies on restrictions of electronic devices such as smartphones in-flight, but has ruled out allowing voice calls.


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