Webwire: Telstra signs $11b NBN deal; Huawei to help India on testing lab

Dylan Bushell-Embling
telecomasia.net
Telstra has reached a final agreement with the government over an $11 billion deal to transfer its fixed-line operations to the National Broadband Network. Shareholders will vote on the deal on October 18. Optus has also agreed to migrate its HFC customers onto the network.
 
Huawei will help the Indian government set up a facility that will test the security of imported telecom gear, documents show. While plans to require equipment be vetted were seeded when the government temporarily banned the import of Chinese telecom gear last year, no other international vendor had reportedly been willing to fulfil the role due to intellectual property concerns.
 
Apple will introduce the next iteration of the iPhone in September, sources claim. The new device is expected run the upcoming iOS 5 and feature a more powerful processor and better camera.
 
Thailand government agencies hope to conclude an investigation into whether DTAC's ownership structure violates foreign investment laws - launched in response to a criminal complaint filed by rival True - by July 4.
 
The Netherlands has become the first country in Europe to pass a net neutrality law. The nation's mobile operators will now be unable to block or charge extra for the use of Skype and other internet communications service.
 
The Winklevoss twins have decided not take their appeal in the court battle over the ownership of Facebook to the US Supreme Court. The twins had been arguing that the $65 million cash and share settlement they had accepted in 2008 was based on a lowball estimate of the value of the company.
 
HTC has announced plans to launch an Android-based 4G smartphone and tablet - respectively named the Evo 4G+ and the Flyer 4G - in South Korea on July 1.