Webwire: Eircom, O2 sharing deal; Du ends Etisalat monopoly

Dylan Bushell-Embling
07 Apr 2011
00:00

Eircom, O2 sign network sharing deal

Irish operators Eircom and O2 have signed the first mobile network sharing deal in Ireland. The 10-year agreement will see the operators' equipment consolidated and a number of new sites built.

Irish Times

Du breaks Etisalat's monopoly in Abu Dhabi

The UAE's Du has signed to provide fixed phone and broadband services to twofour54 and its partner companies, in a deal that will break Etisalat's monopoly on fixed-line services in Abu Dhabi.

The National

Telus to build Canadian LTE network this year

Canada's Telus will build an LTE network starting in the nation's major cities from the second half of 2011, but has not specified whether it will conduct the rollout with existing 3G partner Bell Canada.

Reuters

Two withdraw from Polkomtel bid

Two bidders have dropped out of the running to buy Poland's Polkomtel, which the owners are seeking to sell for over $5 billion.

Bloomberg

Apple's $660m patent fine overturned

A US district court judge has overturned the jury's award of $660 million to Mirror Worlds for winning its patent battle against Apple, stating the damages had not been correctly calculated.

Smart Company

Google, Facebook protest French data retention plan

Google, Facebook, eBay, video site Dailymotion and other web giants have filed a court challenge against the French government's plan to order web firms to retain users' personal data for a year.

BBC News

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