Webwire: Google's latest Street View setback; CAT, TOT near 3G deal

Dylan Bushell-Embling
22 Jun 2011
00:00

Google made to suspend Street View in Bangalore

Bangalore police have ordered Google to suspend Street View mapping operations in the Indian city, less than a month after the project launched there.

Business Standard

South Korea to probe handset subsidies

South Korea's telecom regulator has launched a probe into whether operators are providing excessive handset subsidies. SK Telecom requested such an investigation last week.

Reuters

China sends new satellite into orbit

China on Tuesday launched its newest communications satellite. The Zhongxing-10 will provide communication, broadcasting and other data transmission services to China and Asia.

Xinhua

CAT, TOT close to 3G roaming deal

Thailand's two state-owned operators, CAT and TOT, are finalizing agreements to merge their 3G networks via a roaming deal. One sticking point is the fate of TOT's plan to negotiate a joint 3G base station deal with private operator AIS.

Bangkok Post

GTL may seek trading probe after stock slump

Indian tower management company GTL Infrastructure is considering asking the nation's stock market regulator to probe recent trades in the company, after its share price fell sharply recently in a result the company blames on market speculators.

Bloomberg

Lebanon telecom minister drafting reform plan

Lebanon's new communications minister, Nicolas Sehnawi, will announce his roadmap for reform and modernization of the nation's telecom sector in around a month.

Daily Star

Taiwan component firms brace for weak 2H

Taiwanese handset component makers could be in for a weak second half now that key clients Nokia and RIM have both downgraded their guidance for the rest of the year, industry sources say.

DigiTimes

Hack attack wipes out 4,800 Aus websites

A crippling hack attack on Australian domain name registrar and hosting provider Distribute.IT has left at least 4,800 websites unrecoverable.

Sydney Morning Herald

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