Webwire: KDDI quarterly profit falls 17%; AT&T swings to $6.7m loss

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
KDDI has reported a 17% slump in December quarter profit 54.2 billion yen ($698 million), despite a 5.7% increase in revenue to 902 billion yen.
 
US operator AT&T swung to a $6.7 billion fourth quarter loss, mostly due to the break-up fees associated with the company's failed $39 billion takeover bid for T-Mobile USA.
 
The number of connections to Singapore's NG-NBN fiber network has reached 100,000, or roughly one in ten households, according to data from network operator OpenNet.
 
A US congressman plans to ask the Federal Trade Commission to determine whether changes to Google's privacy policy violate the recent settlement agreement the company made with the agency.
 
Telenor's Indian subsidiary, Uninor, has launched a national long distance service in the nation using capacity leased from Tata Teleservices.
 
Google has opened its Google+ social network to 13-17 year olds - except in South Korea, Spain and the Netherlands – bringing its age requirements in line with chief rival Facebook. Previously users had to be at least 18 to sign up.
 
South Africans are the African continent's most prolific tweeters, followed by Kenyans and Nigerians, according to research from Portland Communications and Tweetminster.
 
Android's share of the global tablet market grew to a record 39% in the fourth quarter, Strategy Analytics estimates, but the iPad is still well ahead with a 58% share.

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