Webwire: Assange to be extradited; Vod Essar enters landline

Dylan Bushell-Embling
25 Feb 2011

Assange loses extradition battle

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange will be extradited to Sweden by order of a UK court – unless his lawyers succeed in appealing the decision.


Voda Essar enters landline segment

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.

Economic Times

China study finds EU subsidizes telecom cos

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.

Wall Street Journal

Calix closes Occam Networks buy

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.


Aust telecom complaints increase again

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.

Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman

Google launches MS Office migration tool

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.

LA Times

DoCoMo launches BeeTV phones

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.


AT&T seeks retail cost savings

US carrier AT&T has begun ditching third-party retailers in a bid to cut costs.


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