Webwire: Google breaches EU privacy law; UK TD-LTE network launched

Staff writer
02 Mar 2012

Google privacy changes breach EU law: official

EU justice commissioner Viviane Reding has said that Google's changed privacy policy are in breach of European law, because transparency rules have not been followed.

BBC News

UK Broadband launches TD-LTE network

UK Broadband has switched on a wholesale TD-LTE network in London, the UK's first 4G network. The company plans to provide services for operators, the public sector and large enterprises.


MTNL will not shut down CDMA business

India's MTNL has denied reports it plans to shut down its CDMA business, which has around 150,000 customers in Delhi and Mumbai.

Economic Times

India to seek review of SC ruling on license policy

The Indian government will ask the Supreme Court to review its orders on the appropriateness of the spectrum allocation policy it adopted in a 2008 2G allocation, but not the court's decision to revoke the licenses handed out.

Wall Street Journal

Facebook's implied valuation falls to $93b

Facebook's implied valuation for its upcoming IPO has fallen to $93 billion, from as high as $100 billion previously, after an auction of a fund holding Facebook stock went for $40 apiece.


Australia's iiNet details satellite NBN plans

Australian ISP iiNet has set the speed and pricing for its satellite broadband plans to be delivered over the National Broadband Network (NBN). The company will offer 6Mbps downlink and 1Mbps uplink, in plans starting at AU$50 ($54) per month.


Netflix aims to be included in cable bundles

US DVD rental and streaming service provider Netflix hopes to eventually arrange to have its services included as part of bundles from cable TV providers and ISPs.

The Verge

Sprint debuts app for blind touchscreen users

US carrier Sprint has arranged to offer a free wireless accessibility app for the blind and visually impaired. The app, developed by Code Factory, provides audio prompts to assist in navigating touch-screen phones.


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