Webwire: Assange to be extradited; Vod Essar enters landline

Dylan Bushell-Embling
telecomasia.net
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange will be extradited to Sweden by order of a UK court – unless his lawyers succeed in appealing the decision.
 
India's Vodafone Essar plans to enter the landline and business solutions sector, in a bid to compensate for shrinking mobile tariffs, and hopes to triple its revenue from the enterprise segment in five years.
 
A Chinese ministry has completed a study claiming that the EU provides subsidies to telecom companies that may breach WTO laws, in a possible attempt to stave off EU regulatory action into Chinese state financial aid given to Huawei and ZTE.
 
US-based broadband access system vendor Calix has closed the acquisition of Occam Networks for $83.3 million in cash and 6.4 million shares.
 
Complaints by Australian consumers of telecom service increased 9% in the second half of 2010, reversing the declines from the first half, with complaints about Vodafone Australia nearly doubling.
 
Google has launched Cloud Connect, a plugin that allows the migration of Microsoft Office files to Google Docs, in its latest play for office suite market share.
 
NTT DoCoMo has unveiled two new handsets and a tablet compatible with BeeTV, the video distribution service for Android phones the Japanese operator plans to launch on March 24.
 
US carrier AT&T has begun ditching third-party retailers in a bid to cut costs.

 

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