Webwire: India 2G trial begins; Samsung denied access to iPhone carrier deals

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telecomasia.net
India's former telecom minister, Andimuthu Raja and 13 other defendants have gone on trial over their alleged role in India's 2G scandal, attending the first hearing on Friday.
 
Samsung will not be allowed the full details of Apple's carrier agreements for the iPhone in Australia, a local court has ruled, denying Samsung's request for evidence that may back up its assertion that Apple benefits from greater subsidies than rival handset makers.
 
Iranian civil defense officials have reported discovering instances in some computer systems of the Duqu computer virus, which has been developed based on the Stuxnet “cyber-weapon” that had targeted Iranian nuclear facilities.
 
Egypt's Orascom Telecom swung to a $975,000 Q3 loss, missing analyst expectations of profit in the range of $50-60 million. The company blamed the result on forex losses due to the appreciation of the Egyptian pound.
 
Logitech will cease production of new Revue set-top boxes powered by Google TV, with CEO Guerrino De Luca calling Google's handling of the platform “a mistake of implementation of a gigantic nature.”
 
Telecom NZ rating cut on Chorus spinoff
Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's has cut Telecom NZ's long-term and short-term credit ratings by one notch each, due to the implications of the demerger of network division Chorus.
 
Apple has admitted that the software fix it developed to fix the low battery life of some iPhone 4S handsets has not solved the problem for everybody.
 
Australia's Telstra has teamed up with mobile security firm Lookout to promote mobile security solutions for the operator’s Android smartphone users.

 

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