All four major French operators emerged holding 2.6GHz spectrum from the recent auctions, paying a combined €936 million ($1.26 billion) for their holdings. A second round of bidding, for more highly prized 800MHz spectrum, will commence in December.
India's department of telecom may soon require mobile operators to open their networks to continuous monitoring and surveillance by the ministry's “vigilance units” through intranet backbones, an internal memo states.
Reports that Japan's KDDI may hammer out a deal to sell the iPhone 5, breaking rival Softbank's monopoly on the device, sent Softbank stock falling 12.3% on Thursday.
Google chairman Eric Schmidt refutes claims the company rigs its search results to favor its own sites, but admits the firm borders on being a monopoly.
China's Alibaba will receive a $1.6 billion investment - from a group of buyers including Silver Lake Partners - that will value the e-commerce giant at $32 billion
Thailand's AIS plans to double capacity on its blossoming 3G network to allow it accommodate up to 6 million customers, in response to “surprising” demand for mobile data among users.
Nokia has appointed former Nokia Research chief Henry Tirri as its new CTO, replacing Richard Green, who took a leave of absense in June.
Google isn't the only group testing self-driving cars – researchers from Berlin's Free University have been testing their own vehicle on the roads for the last few months.
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