Webwire: ZTE to curtail Iran ops; ICANN contract in doubt

Staff writer
26 Mar 2012

ZTE will curtail its business in Iran

ZTE has announced it will curtail its business in Iran, following reports it provided the government with a telephony and internet surveillance system under a $130 million contract awarded in December 2010.


ICANN contract in doubt amid TLD heat

The US government has only temporarily extended internet overseer ICANN's contract to co-ordinate domains, instead of renewing it as anticipated, in the wake of controversy over ICANN's TLD expansion project.


T-Mobile USA to cut 1,900 jobs

Embattled cellco T-Mobile USA has informed employees that the company plans to cut 1,900 net jobs, mainly through the closure of seven call centers.

The Verge

Japan court orders Google to halt autocomplete

A Japanese court has ordered Google to suspend its autocomplete feature, after a man accused the function of costing him his job. But Google has refused to comply, asserting that its US headquarters aren't bound by Japanese law.


Bouygues, Orange to trial 4G services

French telcos Bouygues Telecom and Orange both plan to trial 4G services starting in June, and both have aggressive rollout targets.

Rapid TV News

BSNL to deploy new route to Bangladesh

Indian state-owned operator BSNL plans to deploy an alternate link to Bangladesh in the northeast region, due to the rough terrain between the two countries.

Economic Times

Megaupload host told to retain piracy evidence

Hollywood studios have instructed the company which owns the servers hosting Megaupload to retain information about uploads of copyright protected movies, in case it decides to sue the alleged pirates at a later date.

New Zealand Herald

InMobi sets up shop in Thailand

Mobile advertising company InMobi is opening a satellite office in Thailand, its second regional office in the Southeast Asian region.

Bangkok Post

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