Webwire: Indian majors defend roam deals; Sony forecasts FY loss

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
India's largest operators - Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Essar, Idea Cellular and Tata Teleservices – have banded together to defend their various 3G roaming arrangements, and complain of a “disingenuous and protracted disinformation campaign” to cast the deals as violating license terms.
 
Sony has forecast a a 90 billion yen ($1.11 billion) loss for the financial year, in what would be its fourth straight year in the red.
 
Apple has acknowledged the reports of some iPhone 4S users experiencing rapid drain in battery life, and promised to issue a software fix to the location services bug that is the expected cause.
 
A UK court has ruled that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange may be extradited to Sweden to face questioning in the police probe into the allegations of sexual abuse made by two Swedish women.
 
UK operator EverythingEverywhere is culling a further 600 back office staff as new chief Olaf Swantee flexes his cost-cutting muscle. The firm laid off 1,200 back office workers in 2010.
 
Chinese officials have moved to reassure Beijing residents that the free municipal Wi-Fi service is safe to use. Some prospective users had been wary of submitting their phone number for verification purposes, due to privacy fears.
 
 
The US Pentagon has approved the no-longer-for-sale Dell Streak as the first tablet that can be used by the Department of Defense.
 
Microsoft is considering making a Scots Gaelic version of its Office software suite, vice president for the firm’s information worker business value division Bob McDowell says.
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