France Telecom CEO defends position; Ukraine's $1B telecoms deal raises concerns

> France Telecom CEO Stephane Richard has been forced to defend his position at the telecoms group after reported comments by the French industry minister. Article (sub. req.)

> The Ukraine's richest man, Rinat Akhmetov, is buying the country's fixed-line telecom monopoly and its only 3G mobile Internet licence for an estimated $1 billion (€756 million), raising concerns about competition. Article

> European Union justice ministers agreed to dilute proposed rules that would require all data privacy breaches to be reported to national watchdogs. Article

> The liquidation of telecoms start-up Saudi Integrated Telecom Co (SITC) is causing consternation among Saudi investors. Article

> Ooredoo said it will spend $15 billion in Myanmar if it wins one of two licences being tendered in the country. Article

> KPN's shares jumped after a financial analyst said the situation looks more optimistic at the Dutch operator. Article

And finally… Millions of UK households are being warned they could suffer TV interference as thousands or LTE masts are switched on. Article