Webwire: IDD to be opt-in in India; MCOT IPTV application rejected

Staff writer
11 Sep 2012

India cellcos told to make IDD opt-in for prepaid

Indian regulator Trai has directed operators to disable international call capabilities for prepaid mobile customers unless they specifically request to enable it, in response to reports that scammers are tricking users into dialling international premium numbers.


NBTC rejects MCOT's IPTV application

Thai regulator NBTC has rejected local media conglomerate MCOT's application for an IPTV license using its 2.6-GHz spectrum, citing a failure to show the full details of its business model. MCOT will be able to reapply for the license with further details.

The Nation

ZTE denies winning China Mobile 4G phone deal

ZTE has denied reports claiming the Chinese vendor had won part of China Mobile's mainland 4G handset tender.


Alca-Lu names new COO in restructuring

Alcatel-Lucent has appointed CFO Paul Tufano to the newly-created position of COO, charged with overseeing more of the vendor's turnaround efforts. The appointment forms part of the operator's reorganization and cost-cutting plan.


Android to maintain smartphone lead: Canalys

Canalys expects Android to maintain its dominance of the smartphone market through to 2016, with Apple's share remaining stable and Windows Phone making some inroads over this time. But Apple will still have a little under half of the global tablet market by this time, the projections show.


Alibaba has high hopes for Android rival
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba aims to make its Aliyun mobile OS as popular as Android in China, and expects to increase the number of handset makers using the platform from two to five this year.

Wall Street Journal

Sprint to rollout LTE to 100 more cities

US operator Sprint has announced plans to cover another 100 cities with its LTE network by the end of the year. The company plans to compete its LTE rollout by end-2013.


UK govt convenes cellcos for 4G peace talks

The UK government has set up a meeting with the nation's warring mobile operators, seeking to negotiate truce talks that would stop the industry from filing potentially destructive legal challenges to hold up the rollout of 4G services.

Financial Times

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