Webwire: NSN to cut 400 jobs; Motorola faces bans in Germany

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telecomasia.net
Nokia Siemens has started negotiating with employees to lay off around 400 of its 6,200 staff in Finland, in its latest streamlining effort.
 
Apple has won a preliminary injunction on Motorola Mobility tablets and smartphones using the “rubber banding” technique in Germany, after a court found Motorola violated Apple's patent. Apple will need to pay a €25 million ($32.2 million) bond to enforce the injunction.
 
South Korea's KT and SK Telecom have committed to launching the upcoming iPhone 5. But the operators may have to wait a while, as the nation is not on the list of the 30 countries due to get the device this month.
 
Minor political party the Australian Sex Party has filed a complaint against Google with regulators in Australia and the US, accusing the search giant of acting corruptly by refusing to run its political advertising in the run-up to a recent election.
 
India's Department of Telecom has ordered seven operators - including Airtel, Reliance Communications and Vodafone - to cut down on radiation emissions at a site in Mumbai, after a random check found emission levels in breach of mandated norms.
 
In testimony before a congressional hearing, representatives of both Huawei and ZTE have faced trouble convincing US lawmakers that their equipment does not pose a national security threat.
 
Telefonica has negotiated a 10-year, $1.2 billion credit facility with China Development Bank and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China.
 
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