Alcatel-Lucent edges towards profit in Q3; Apple gears up for Ireland tax change

> Alcatel-Lucent reported a narrower net loss for the third quarter of €18 million ($22.7 million) and an improved margin as cost cuts and a slower cash burn offset falling sales. Article>

> Spanish toll roads operator Abertis plans to spin off and list its telecoms business, which includes mobile telephone towers. Article

> Russian operator MegaFon said it remains confident that consumers will not cut spending on telecoms services despite an economic downturn. Article

> Hungary's government abandoned plans to tax web traffic following mass public protests. Report

> Apple is preparing its shareholders for likely changes to the amount of tax it pays in the Republic of Ireland, after the European Commission blasted the company's tax arrangements in the country. Report

And finally...The UK's General Lighthouse Authorities is ushering in ground-based technology developed during the Second World War as a back-up for ships' GPS systems at seven ports. Article

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