Webwire: Idea, Etisalat on notice; Fujitsu taps Telefonica

Webwire: Idea, Etisalat on notice; Fujitsu taps Telefonica

Dylan Bushell-Embling  |   March 11, 2011
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Indian operators Idea Cellular and Etisalat have been given notice that their telecom licenses for certain circles will be canceled by the telecom ministry if the companies fail to justify missing their rollout obligations.
 
Fujitsu has awarded Telefonica a €30 million ($41.4m) contract to provide wireless voice and data services for the company's operations across 15 European countries.
 
Browser developer Opera will team up with China Telling for a joint venture to combine its browser technology with Chinese content, operations and distribution, sources say.
 
Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim has been named the world's richest person for the second year running by Forbes magazine, which estimates the mogul has a fortune totaling $74 billion.
 
Rovio Mobile, developer of the Angry Birds mobile game, has raised $42 million in a new investment round, but has not revealed a company valuation.
 
Google has unveiled a new tool that will allow users to block unwanted domains in search results, as part of its ongoing campaign to improve the relevance of the listings provided.
 
UK anti-austerity campaigners hacked one of Vodafone's own blog sites to post claims the company owes millions in tax to the government.
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