Webwire: NSN stake sale talks still on; AT&T 4G to lag Verizon for years

Dylan Bushell-Embling
13 Jun 2011

Nokia still in talks for NSN stake sale

Nokia is still talking with “multiple partners” over a possible sale of a majority stake in NSN, the company has revealed, despite reports that two of the three bids had been withdrawn.


Financial Times

AT&T's 4G to lag Verizon's for 2-3 years

AT&T Mobility's CEO has admitted that the company's 4G network will take 2-3 years to catch up to rival Verizon Wireless in terms of speed, reliability and coverage.


HP to develop NFC devices: sources

HP plans to develop mobile phones and tablets with NFC payment capability, sources say, with the first such devices expected to hit the market by as early as the end of the year.


LightSquared 4G would disrupt GPS, tests show

A government advisory panel of engineers has presented evidence that LightSquared's planned 4G network in the US would disrupt GPS signals. Interference concerns are becoming a major issue for the company, with some tests suggesting the network could knock out signals as far as 20 miles from a base station.

Wall Street Journal

Facebook takes on Twitter with real-time updates

Facebook is trialling a new News Feed service that provides real-time friend feed updates, in what may be an attempt to challenge Twitter for users.

Digital Trends

Skype sued for alleged patent violation

Skype has been taken to court in the US by Luxembourg's Via Vadis, in a patent violation case centering on two of the latter's data management patents.


Turkey detains 32 after DDoS attack

Turkey has detained 32 hackers thought to have been involved in an Anonymous-led DDoS attack on government websites, launched in protest of the government's plans to introduce internet filters.

Washington Post

Etisalat to launch 4G in Q3

The UAE's Etisalat plans to launch 4G services by Q3 this year, and has now started the final phase of commercial trials.

Gulf Today

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