Webwire: More defections at TOT; PCCW mulls trust listing

Dylan Bushell-Embling
22 Mar 2011

More TOT board members quit over AIS

The Chairman and another board member of Thai state-owned operator TOT have resigned over fears of legal reprisals if AIS resists the compensation claims over changes to the operators' concession arrangements.

Bangkok Post

PCCW seeks listing through business trust

Hong Kong's PCCW is considering listing parts of its telecom operations through a business trust, following a similar model to a recent spinoff of the ports business of Hutchison Whampoa.

Financial Times

Vodafone named most valuable telecom brand

Google has been named the most valuable business brand in the world, and Vodafone the top telecom brand as well as the largest in the UK, in the latest annual list from BrandFinance.

Sky News

Vodafone blog

France fines Google in Street View probe

France's privacy regulator has fined Google €100,000 ($142,000) for accidentally collecting Wi-Fi packet data with its Street View fleet of camera vans last year.


India tightening controls on phone tapping

The Indian government has added the first plank in a new layer of controls over the use of phone tapping by state investigators.

Economic Times

Facebook buys feature phone app maker

Facebook will buy Israeli feature phone app developer Snaptu for an undisclosed sum, marking the social networking company's second mobile purchase this year.


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