Webwire: Banglalink gets license renewal; US neutrality laws clear review

Staff writer
27 Sep 2011

Banglalink finally gets license renewal

After a year of negotiations, Egypt's Orascom has secured a 15 year operating license extension for Bangladeshi subsidiary Banglalink. Orascom will pay $263 million in spectrum and license renewal fees.

Associated Press

US neutrality rules to take effect Nov 20

After clearing a review process, the US FCC's new net neutrality rules will now take effect on November 20 - but may still be challenged by opponents including Republican lawmakers and Verizon, as well as public interest groups which feel the rules don't go far enough.


MS shows signs of mobile gaming plans

Microsoft has filed a group of patents for handsets with a slide-out slot holding exchangeable modules including a gaming pad, a keyboard, a second screen and a secondary battery. The company also plans to make Xbox 360 games available on smartphones, an unsourced report claims.

Know Your Mobile


Motorola Solutions probed for bribery in US

US authorities are investigating radio system developer Motorola Solutions over allegations it paid bribes to win contracts in Europe, according to sources.

Wall Street Journal

Fox deal doubles Amazon movie content

Amazon is more than doubling the number of videos available to subscribers of its premium Prime service, through a deal with Twentieth Century Fox

USA Today

Google said to plan YouTube content channels

Google is rumored to be close to launching a series of YouTube content “channels” on themes including fashion and sports, in a bid to lure viewers to the site and away from TV programming.


London scorned for spurning IPv6

Organizers of the 2012 Olympic Games are missing a chance to boost the city’s IPv6 credentials by refusing to commit to the technology, the head of European Web registry Ripe NCC claims.

Wall Street Journal

BSNL staff go on hunger strike

Taking a queue from the father of their nation, employees at India's BSNL are staging a “mass fast” in protest of planned workforce reductions and alleged mismanagement at the top level. Workers are also planning a nationwide strike.

Hindu Business Line

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