Webwire: RIM swings axe again; India may halve license terms

Staff writer
29 May 2012
00:00

RIM swings axe again

RIM is preparing a fresh round of layoffs in early June, involving between 2,000 and 6,000 staff.

The Guardian

India may halve license terms to 10 years

India's telecom ministry has proposed halving the length of new spectrum license allocations to 10 years. This could cut down on the high prices the government plans to charge for the spectrum, but add to service providers' operating uncertainties.

Economic Times

Most sophisticated malware ever found in ME

Freshly discovered data malware may have been embedded in Middle East computers for up to five years. Security firms say it is the most sophisticated software of its kind to date.

Reuters

Sony to stop selling feature phones in India

Sony will cease selling feature phones in the Indian market by September, instead concentrating on the smartphone segment.

The Hindu Business Line

UK mulls Google privacy options

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office is considering its options regarding privacy breaches by Google’s StreetView cars, after reviewing the results of a US investigation.

Bloomberg

YouView nearly ready

YouView, a troubled UK freeview scheme backed by the BBC and telecoms firms, is set to launch in the summer, Dido Harding, chief executive of stakeholder TalkTalk claims.

The Telegraph

Nepal teledensity reaches 62%

Nepal has a teledensity of 62%, with mobile services accounting for the vast majority of subscriptions, according to the latest statistics from regulator NTA.

The Himalayan Times

France Telecom hikes Mobinil stake to 94%

France Telecom has increased its stake in Egyptian operator Mobinil to 94%, through a tender offer following the €1.5 billion ($1.88 billion) purchase of most of Mobinil in April.

Financial Times

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