Webwire: Clearwire to use Huawei kit; Russia stands behind Sistema

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
The US government has granted Clearwire approval to use gear from Huawei in a network upgrade, despite this month's intelligence committee report recommending US telcos avoid Chinese gear.
 
Russia will pursue international arbitration against India if the issue of the cancellation of the 2G license formerly held by Sistema's Indian JV - Sistema Shyam - is not resolved through the Indian court system, Russia's ambassador to India has warned.
 
China Mobile and Korea Telecom have revealed plans to collaborate on initiatives including LTE roaming, NFC and new-generation smartphones.
 
Vodafone Australia will lay off a reported 500 of its 5,000 staff, as part of continuing efforts to turn around the business after losing a number of customers over network problems.
 
Google has announced two new products in the Nexus range of Android devices - Samsung's 10-inch Nexus 10 tablet, and LG Electronics' Nexus 4 smartphone.
 
Analysts expect the launch of the iPhone 5 in China to help China Unicom and China Telecom narrow China Mobile's subscriber lead even further.
 
Complaints about mobile phones have risen to account for two in three grievances filed with Australia's Telecom Industry Ombudsman, the watchdog revealed, attributing the growth to the growing adoption of smartphones.
 
Chinese search engine Baidu has reported a higher than expected 3.01 billion yuan ($582.1 million) in net profit for the third quarter, on 50% higher revenue of 6.25 billion yuan.  
 

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