Webwire: Idea gets rollout fine reprieve; VZW said to block Google Wallet

Staff writer
07 Dec 2011

India's Idea wins reprieve from rollout fine

India's telecom tribunal, TDSAT, has overturned an order from the Department of Telecom to impose penalties on Idea Cellular for allegedly missing the operator's rollout obligations, stating that the company was not given a chance to present its case.

Economic Times

VZW said to block Google Wallet for Nexus users

Verizon Wireless has reportedly coerced Google to block access to the Google Wallet NFC payment service for the operator's customers choosing to adopt the Galaxy Nexus phone, likely because of Verizon's plans for competing m-pay venture Isis.


Bharti said to plan NSN contract renewal

Sources say Bharti Airtel plans to renew its managed services contract with NSN for another three years, in a deal expected to be worth $300 million.

Economic Times

Android Market passes 10b downloads

Google's Android Market has now surpassed 10 billion downloads, and is growing at a rate of one billion downloads per month.

Agence France-Presse

MS reveals details of Windows 8 app store

Microsoft has disclosed more details about the app store that will be built into the Windows 8 OS, including that it will take a 30% cut of the first $25,000 of an app's sales, and a 20% cut thereafter.

All Things Digital

Apple dealt setback in China over iPad name

A Chinese court has refused to hear an attempted lawsuit by Apple over the use of the iPad name by China's Proview Technology. Legal documents in the case reportedly show that Proview legally registered the name iPad in China in 2000.


DoCoMo denies LTE iPad talk

NTT DoCOMo has denied reports the company is in concrete talks to launch an LTE version of the iPad in Japan.

Washington Post

PLDT to convert Digitel bonds into shares

PLDT's board has approved a proposal to convert all of its bonds from new subsidiary Digitel into common shares.

Wall Street Journal

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