Webwire: India seizing 2G bribe; Google applies for China map license

Dylan Bushell-Embling
15 Jun 2011

India's CBI moves to seize alleged 2G bribe

Indian authorities have started the process to seize 2 billion rupees ($44.8 million) allegedly paid by DB Realty as a bribe to ensure special treatment for then-subsidiary Swan Telecom (now Etisalat DB) in the 2008 2G auction.

Times of India 


Google applies to continue China mapping

Google and its Chinese joint venture partner have applied for an online mapping license in China, in order to be allowed to continue providing map services after the introduction of the license requirement next month.



IIIA calls for G20 action on cyber security

The International Internet Industry Association has called for international leaders to raise cyber security issues at global forums such as the G20, following the spate of high-profile security breaches.



Essar selling out of telecom in Africa

Sources say India's Essar Group, which recently sold out of its telecom joint venture with Vodafone, will soon follow suit with a divestment of its African telecom operations.

Economic Times 


Dish, bondholders make plays for TerreStar

Satellite operator Dish Networks and a group of bondholders are thought to be competing to become the stalking horse bidder for a fire-sale of bankrupt US operator TerreStar, and its horde of 4G spectrum.

Wall Street Journal 


Nigeria to implement MNP soon

Nigerian regulator NCC will turn its attention to mobile number portability in the next few weeks, now a that compulsory SIM registration framework is in place.

Business Day 


Telstra to merge online ad units

Australia's Telstra will merge online advertising businesses Sensis Digital Media, BigPond Advertising and Telstra Classifieds, but has denied the merger represents a rationalization.

The Australian 


Juror faces jail after Facebook chat with defendant

A UK juror could be jailed after being found guilty of communicating on Facebook with a defendant in the trial.


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