Webwire: Jobs summoned in antitrust suit; VZW won't buy sprint

Dylan Bushell-Embling
telecomasia.net
A US court has ordered Apple CEO Steve Jobs take the stand to answer questions in an iTunes antitrust lawsuit. But questioning will be limited to changes in 2004 that made RealNetworks files incompatible with the iPod.
 
US operator Verizon Wireless has no intention of buying Sprint Nextel despite the imminent loss of its number one market position after AT&T acquires T-Mobile USA.
 
Google has been dealt a blow in its ebook store ambitions, after a judge rejected its $125 million settlement with book publishers over scanning copyright works for fear it would give it too much advantage over its competitors.
 
Thailand's ICT ministry will build and deploy two satellites in order to retain the rights to two of the country's six reserved satellite slots in orbit, which will expire unless they are filled next year. 
 
UK regulator Ofcom has published the draft rules for a 2012 4G auction, including safeguards to ensure that even the smallest mobile operator, 3, receives enough spectrum to roll out services.
 
Femto Forum has published the API specifications for applications for femtocells, such as those designed to detect when a device is in a femto coverage zone.

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