Webwire: InterDigital files ITC complaint; KPN profit slump

Staff writer
27 Jul 2011

InterDigital seeks Nokia, Huawei, ZTE sales ban

Wireless patent holder InterDigital has filed a patent violation complaint with the US ITC, seeking to ban US sales of certain handsets and tablets developed by Nokia, Huawei and ZTE.


KPN blames Q2 profit slump on likes of Skype

KPN has blamed the growing popularity of VoIP apps such as Skype for an 11% slump in second quarter profit to €414 million ($601.1 million).

Agence France-Presse

Juniper warns of expected “market weakness”

Shares in Juniper Networks crashed 17% on Tuesday after the company warned it was expecting a slow third quarter due to “market weakness,” and posted second-quarter earnings that slightly missed Street targets.

ABC News

Coding work for WP7 update Mango complete

Microsoft said it had completed development work for major WP7 update Mango, and has sent off the code to handset maker partners. The update is on track to launch in the northern hemisphere's Autumn.

All Things Digital

US senator urges block on AT&T/T-Mobile deal

A US senator has called on regulators to reject the $39 billion takeover of T-Mobile USA by AT&T, arguing that consumers could be left paying up to 25% more for wireless services post-merger.

Washington Post

Pacific Fibre signs second customer

New Zealand international cable start-up Pacific Fibre has signed on a second customer – Australian ISP iiNet – to its planned subsea cable linking NZ, Australia and the US.

New Zealand Herald

News Corp scandal throws doubt on Austar-Foxtel

Following the collapse of News Corp's attempt to acquire Britain's BSkyB, shares in Australian pay TV operator Austar have slumped well below the bid for the company placed by News Corp-backed pay TV incumbent Foxtel, with analysts predicting there's now only a 25% chance the deal will go through in its current form.


Wimax vendor Alvarion swings to profit

Israeli Wimax equipment maker Alvarion swung back to a $1.5 million profit in the second quarter, after beating analysts' projections by growing revenue during the quarter.


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