Webwire: LightSquared near Sprint deal?; Hackers claim new Sony breach

Dylan Bushell-Embling
telecomasia.net
Sources say US operator LightSquared is close to a deal to pay up to $20 billion to Sprint as part of a network rollout and sharing deal, but others say the company is also considering buying 4G capacity from AT&T.
 
Just as Sony fully restored its PlayStation Network across the US and Europe following last month's security breach, another hacker group claims to have stolen more than one million email addresses and passwords from Sony Pictures.
 
UK regulator Ofcom wants operators to bear the costs of ensuring 4G signals do not disrupt digital TV services for viewers, warning work will need to be done including fitting filters onto aerials and possibly modifying base stations.
 
Facebook has submitted evidence and expert testimony to a federal US court, to back up Mark Zuckerberg's assertion that the purported contract and emails proving Paul Ceglia's claim to a large stake in the company have been forged.
 
David Dyson, the brand new CEO of mobile operator 3 UK, has pledged to double the company's customer base in three or four years, and has ruled out pursuing a sale to a rival.
 
Google has pulled from Android Market a set of applications found to be infected with a newly-discovered variant of the DroidDream malware.
 
Colombia's attractive .co domain name is becoming increasingly popular with global brands unable to get their pick of .com address, with internet registrar .CO Internet having just sold the nation's millionth domain after taking over administration in July last year.

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