THE WRAP: India lays down the law, Telstra fined

Robert Clark
30 Jul 2010

This week India tightened the screws on operators and Telstra copped a $17 million fine.

Indian authorities unveiled tough security rules that threaten harsh penalties for operators for any network breaches.

Ericsson blamed stalled rollouts in India and component shortages for its lower than expected sales.

Telstra was fined $17 million for denying access to its exchanges to rival ISPs, wrongly claiming that it had run out of capacity.

Pacnet joined the $400 million Pacific Fibre cable, linking Australia and New Zealand to the US west coast.

Thailand is likely to sell 3G spectrum in September after its licensing plan was approved. The UK government gave the go-ahead to a 4G spectrum sale next year.

Telefónica paid $9.7 billion to finally win control of Brazilian operator Vivo.

Chinese vendors took the lion’s share of China Mobile’s latest TD-SCDMA contracts, with Huawei, ZTE and Datang snaring 70%.

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