Webwire: Raja to be charged; Digitel buyout rumors

Dylan Bushell-Embling
29 Mar 2011

India's former telecom minister to be charged

India's former telecom minister, A Raja, is expected to soon be charged with the first criminal offense in the investigation of his alleged involvement in the 2008 spectrum allocation scandal.

Hindu Business Line

Digitel shares soar on buyout rumors

Shares in the Philippines' Digitel soared on Monday as a result of rumors its parent may sell the venture to PLDT.


Uganda opposition calls for MTN boycott

Uganda's opposition party has called for a boycott on incumbent operator MTN Uganda after accusing the company of jamming phone lines at the opposition poll tally center during a February 18 election. MTN denied the claim, stating it had not received a formal complaint.


Sprint calls for block on AT&T/T-Mobile deal

Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse has called on US regulators to block the planned $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA by AT&T.

Financial Times

Twitter co-founders switch roles

Jack Dorsey, one of Twitter's founders, will replace fellow founder Evan Williams as head of product development.

NY Times Bits Blog

NZ govt site weathers Anonymous attack

New Zealand's Department of Internal Affairs remains online today, despite plans by internet group Anonymous to take it down with a DDoS in protest of an internet filter that is being supplied to ISPs and reputedly aims to block access to child porn sites.

New Zealand Herald

Chip tester Advantest buys Verigy for $1.11b

Japanese chip testing equipment maker Advantest has arranged to buy Verigy for 90.9 billion yen ($1.11 billion) to grow its smartphone testing portfolio.


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