Webwire: India mobile base falls again; Apple fined $368m in FaceTime suit

Staff writer
08 Nov 2012

India mobile base falls for 3rd straight month

India's mobile subscriber base shrank by 1.7 million in September to 906.6 million. This marks the third straight month of declines, due to market saturation and attempts to disconnect inactive subscribers.


Apple hit with $368m fine in FaceTime suit

Apple has lost a VPN patent case filed by VirnetX alleging infringement by Apple's FaceTime function. A US jury decided Apple should pay $368.2 million for the alleged infringement.


Ericsson to cut 1,550 jobs in Sweden

Ericsson will cut 1,550 jobs in its home country of Sweden, with the lion's share of cuts planned for its networks unit, after reporting a 42% slump in Q3 profit due in part to declining networking revenue.

Associated Press

Batelco sues former Indian partner for $185m

Bahrain's Batelco is suing Siva Limited, its former partner in Indian joint venture S Tel – which had its operating licenses revoked in the 2G probe – seeking $184.8 million. Batelco is suing Siva for allegedly failing to live up to a settlement agreement involving Batelco's exit from the JV.

Economic Times

Ncell to pay license renewal in instalments

Nepalese operator Ncell has arranged to pay the 20 billion rupee ($230.6 million) fee to renew its operating license on an instalment basis, with the first 2.5 billion rupee instalment to be paid to regulator NTC by January 2013.

My Republica

AT&T commits $14b for network capex

US incumbent AT&T plans a $14 billion investment in improving its networks over the next three years - $8 billion for its mobile network and $6 billion for wireline.


Welsh uni working on 2000x broadband boost

Scientists at a Welsh university are working on a project to develop a commercially viable solution to boost broadband speeds by 2,000 times, by developing an new approach to cost-effectively solving the dispersion problem.

BBC News

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