Webwire: Pakistan cellcos to block obscene SMS; Alca-Lu boss faces revolt

Webwire: Pakistan cellcos to block obscene SMS; Alca-Lu boss faces revolt

Staff writer  |   November 21, 2011
telecomasia.net
Thumbnail: 
Pakistani mobile operators have been ordered to block a list of terms deemed by telecom regulators to be “obscene.” The list contains nearly 1,700 words and phrases, including “idiot,” “damn” and “quickie.”
 
Some Alcatel-Lucent shareholders are believed to be calling on the vendor to replace CEO Ben Verwaayen, in reaction to discontent over Verwaayen's turnaround efforts.
 
Apple fears losing up to $2.7 billion if a German court sides with Motorola Mobility in the latter's patent violation claim against iCloud. Apple demonstrated this with the size of the bond its has asked Motorola to put up, to cover compensation payments if Motorola wins the case but loses an appeal.
 
Indonesia's PT Indosat has maintained its capex allocation for 2012 at 6.5 trillion rupiah ($721.5 million) – the same as this year's budget – but is likely to ramp up spending in future years.
 
A financial pundit has accused US operator Clearwire of issuing a warning that it may skip a debt payment as a “near-term ploy” to win financial support from Sprint Nextel or another potential backer.
 
Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet costs around $201.70 in parts and manufacturing costs, just a shade more than the $199 retail price, according to an IHS iSuppli teardown analysis.
 
Chorus, the New Zealand wholesale network company recently separated from Telecom NZ, commenced public trading on the Australian exchange today. The company will start trading on the New Zealand exchange on Wednesday.
 
Thailand, Hong Kong and Taiwan are the three highest-priority markets for Huawei in Asia outside of China, a company executive said in an interview.
Staff writer
Jeanine Vos from the GSMA is passionate about the future of m-health and the role operators will play in it. Find out why?

Frontpage Content by Category with Image

Raises ire of All Blacks supporters