Webwire: Huawei buys Symantec's half in JV; CBI probes SingTel

Staff writer
15 Nov 2011

Huawei buys out Symantec from JV for $530m

Huawei will pay $530 million to buy out Symantec's 49% stake in Huawei Symantec, a joint venture that markets security solutions mainly to Chinese corporations.


SingTel probed by CBI in India license case

SingTel is under investigation by Indian state investigator CBI, over allegations the operator offered ILD services in India without an operating licenses.

Press Trust of India

Telecom NZ to launch new mobile brand

Telecom NZ plans to launch a new mobile brand, Skinny Mobile, by the end of the year, and has appointed Paul O'Shannessy to lead up the new operation.

National Business Review

Samsung won't seek iPhone 4S ban in Korea

Samsung has decided not to file a court bid seeking an injunction on the iPhone 4S in South Korea, in a move which appears to be driven by PR concerns.

Chosun Ilbo

CAT president steps down

Jirayuth Rungsrithong, president of Thai state-owned operator CAT Telecom, has tendered his resignation.

Bangkok Post

Google releases Android 4.0 source

Google has published the source code for Android Ice Cream Sandwich, in the first public release since the company elected not to reveal the source for Honeycomb.

The Verge

Telecom Egypt Q3 profit shrinks 21%

Telecom Egypt reported a 21%, decrease in Q3 profit, and a 10% decline in operating revenues, blaming the result on economic uncertainty, and depressed tourism and business activity.

Al-Masry Al-Youm

GSMA calls for curb on levies in Africa

The GSMA has called on African governments not to impose levies on mobile services, warning that taxation impedes growth and could keep prices out of reach for some of those who need access the most.


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