Webwire: India flicks switch in Kashmir; Samsung court date set

Staff writer
16 Aug 2011
Daily News

Mobile services switched off in Kashmir

Indian security forces ordered mobile operators to shut down services in Kashmir on Monday during celebrations on Indian Independence Day, citing a history of rebels using mobile phones to trigger remote explosives during public events.

Times of India

Samsung to get day in court in Apple case next week

Samsung's appeal against the injunction on EU sales of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be heard on August 25.

BBC News

FCC to probe transit system wireless shutdown

US regulator FCC will investigate the temporary shutdown of the mobile transmission network owned by San Francisco state-owned rail operator BART, in a bid to halt an expected protest against a shooting by BART police.

All Things Digital

Wall Street Journal

Telecom Egypt Q2 profit falls 15%

Telecom Egypt has reported a 15% slump in Q2 profit to 826.7 million Egyptian pounds ($138.5 million), due partly to the ongoing impact of the revolution earlier in the year.

Gulf News

China Mobile to get financing management unit

China Mobile's Beijing subsidiary will establish a financing management company with a registered capital of five billion yuan.


Telecom Italia sells speech unit to Nuance

Telecom Italia has sold its Loquendo speech recognition unit to US speech software company Nuance for an undisclosed sum.


AT&T sells $5b in bonds to repay debt

AT&T has sold $5 billion worth of five-year bonds in a bid to help repay debt from earlier issues that is maturing this year.


Optus to appeal misleading advertising fine

Optus will appeal a court decision to fine the SingTel-owned company for allegedly misleading consumers broadband advertising, solely to challenge comments in the judgment labeling the company as unwilling to comply with legal obligations.

The Australian

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