Webwire: NBTC postpones 3G process; Lasting comm worries from Sandy

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01 Nov 2012
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NBTC postpones 3G license allocation

Thai regulator NBTC has been forced to indefinitely delay the allocation of 3G licenses to the nation's private mobile operators, due to the ongoing controversy over the allocation process.

Bangkok Post

US hurricane leaves lasting comms worries

US regulators are concerned many mobile towers and data centers that switched to generator power after electricity supplies failed during hurricane Sandy, could run out of fuel before power grids are back up and running.

BBC

Google faces tax problem in UK…

Search giant Google is one of three firms being pressed by politicians for details on the way it handles tax payments in the UK. Fellow tech firm Amazon is also being probed, along with global coffee retailer Starbucks.

Reuters

...and in France too

Google denies reports by French newspaper Canard Enchaine that tax authorities in the country are demanding €1 billion ($1.29 billion) from the firm.

Reuters

India tariffs unsustainable: Bharti CEO

The CEO of India's Bharti Airtel, Sanjay KapoorKapoor, has warned that current telecom tariffs in the nation are unsustainably low. But he doesn't expect an increase in prices until after the upcoming 1,800-MHz spectrum allocation is complete.

Press Trust of India

Early trading takes toll on Facebook

Facebook shares fell 5% in early trading in the US yesterday – the first trading since a restriction on the sale of 229 million additional shares was lifted.

Bloomberg

Globe lays fiber to Boracay

The Philippines' Globe Telecom has deployed a 40Gbps fiber cable to the island of Boracay as part of its network modernization project. Boracay was the site of Globe unit Smart's debut public LTE trial in late 2011 and early 2012.

GMA News

US DoD aims to adopt Android, iOS

The US Department of Defense has launched a tender for a system to secure Android and iOS devices, with a plan to break the long-time restrictions on the military using smartphones other than BlackBerrys.

Tom's Hardware

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