Webwire: SKT accelerates LTE timeline; iPhone 4S AU ban case set for March

Staff writer
16 Nov 2011

SKT cuts 8 months from LTE timeline

South Korea's SK Telecom has accelerated its LTE rollout schedule by eight months, and now plans to start offering services nationwide by April 2012.

Xinhua News

AU court to hear iPhone 4S ban case in March

An Australian court has set a March hearing for Samsung's appeal to block sales of the iPhone 4S in the nation, and ruled that Apple will be able to continue to sell the device in the interim – including during the crucial holiday sales period.


Greece raises $515m in spectrum auction

The Greek telecom regulator has sold three spectrum licenses in the 900-MHz and 1800-MHz bands to the company's major mobile operators, adding a much-needed €380.5 million ($515.2 million) to government coppers.

Vancouver Sun

Sony may offer internet-based pay TV in US

Sources claim Sony is considering developing an IP-based alternative to cable TV in the US, and has approached some major media companies channels to negotiate the rights to offer their TV channels on PlayStations and its internet-enabled TVs and home theater centers.

Wall Street Journal

Arthur Levinson named Apple chairman

Genentech chairman Arthur Levinson will take Steve Jobs' place as chairman of the Apple board, new CEO Tim Cook has announced.

Agence France-Presse

KPN said to seek buyer for Spanish unit

KPN is shopping for a buyer for its Spanish mobile operations, and Vodafone has expressed an interest in an acquisition, according to a source.


Salman Rushdie clashes with Facebook

Writer Salman Rushdie took to Twitter to complain after his Facebook account was briefly deactivated, then the account name changed to the name on his passport, Ahmed Rushdie.

Sydney Morning Herald

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