Webwire: Pakistan 3G auction delayed, China to set foreign investment rules

Staff writer
12 Mar 2012

Pakistan 3G auction delayed

Pakistan's 3G auction will be postponed from its original March 29 date, after interested investors asked regulator PTA for more time to raise funds and prepare for the bidding.

International Herald Tribune

China to set rules for private telecom investment

China's ICT ministry is drawing up rules and regulations covering private and overseas investment in the nation's telecom sector. Current laws restrict foreign investment in basic telecom services.

China Post

iPhone sales could hit China Telecom profit

A financial analyst has warned that China Telecom's bottom line could be impacted by subsidy costs for the iPhone 4S, which the company started selling on Friday.


Thai tablet sales forecast to quadruple this year

Research firm IDC expects Thailand's One Tablet Per Child program and the introduction of the new iPad into the market to spark a fourfold increase in tablet sales in the nation to 1.5 million units this year.

Bangkok Post

Apple to build new $304m Texas campus

Apple will spend $304 million to build a new office building in Texas, USA, and plans to increase its headcount in the state by 3,600 over the next decade.


ZTE, Sprint launch $20 Android smartphone

ZTE has developed an Android smartphone for US operator Sprint that will retail for just $19.99 after a $50 rebate.


Optus loses appeal against advertising fine

Australia's Optus has lost an appeal against a fine imposed by courts for alleged misleading advertising of a broadband plan. The court ruled that the company had not adequately explained that it would shape speeds for customers at all times once an advertised peak data allowance was used up.

Northern Rivers Echo

Verizon to shut down three US call centers

US operator Verizon Wireless plans to shut down three of its 31 call centers in the nation. The closure will affect 3,175 employees, but they will be given a chance to relocate to the call centers that are remaining open.


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