Webwire: Sony plans PSN fraud protection; Bulgaria to issue new 3G license

Staff writer
15 Aug 2011

Sony offers PSN fraud protection

Sony will offer 12 months' free fraud protection to its PlayStation Network customers, but has not commented on how much it will charge after the year is up.

Computerworld Australia

Bulgaria to issue fourth 3G license

Bulgaria's communications regulator plans to allocate a fourth 3G license, and will take applications for the UMTS license until September 1.


Time Warner in talks for $3b cableco buy

Time Warner Cable is in talks to acquire fellow US cable operator Insight Communications from Carlyle Group for around $3 billion, sources claim.


British PM calls for social media restrictions

British prime minister David Cameron has drawn controversy by suggesting restrictions on social networking, to prevent social media from being used to plot disorder of the like of last week's riots.

Deutsche Welle

Qtel 1H profit grows 16.7%

Qatar Telecom posted a 16.7% increase in profit for the first half of 2011, with its subscriber base growing by 16.2% year-on-year to 77.5 million.

Gulf News

Vodafone NZ slapped with $330k fine

Vodafone NZ has been fined over NZ$400,000 ($334,000) for misleading consumers over when they would be charged for data in a 2008 promotion, and is facing five more cases initiated by regulators.

National Business Review

ACMA presses cellcos on customer number figures

An Australian regulator will recommend that mobile operators report their actual number of customers, rather than or as well as SIOs.

Sydney Morning Herald

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