NEWS IN BRIEF: Baidu, Melita, Sify, Optus, TRAI

An alliance of more than 100 Chinese websites plans to file suit against market leader Baidu for removal from search listings and click-fraud, reports website laweach.com. The alliance will ask the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) to begin an antitrust investigation.

 

Maltese cable firm Melita has become the first operator to integrate HSPA broadband into its existing cable-TV network. Ericsson acted as the end-to-end integrator.

 

Optus has been fined A$110,000 ($74,000) by the Australian Communications and Media Authority for breaches to Australia's anti-spam act. According to the regulators, Optus failed to properly identify itself as the sender of messages promoting its ZOO service.

 

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of India has issued a draft determination that operators should not require separate licenses to provide value-added telecom services, India's Economic Times reports. Interested parties will have five days to comment on the draft.

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