News In Brief: BT, Apple, Bharti-Airtel, Alca-lu, China Telecom
The Irish Competition Authority has cleared BT Ireland’s sale of fixed-line customers and assets to Vodafone Ireland. Under the deal the two companies will enter a number of agreements covering the supply of wholesale services by BT Ireland to Vodafone Ireland.
A second French user has reported
receiving injuries from an exploding Apple
iPhone. French consumer watchdog DGCCRF said it had opened an investigation.
Bharti Airtel has secured a €3.49 billion credit line from a group of international and local banks to help fund its acquisition of South Africa's MTN, the FT reports.
has been awarded
FCC certification for LTE base stations within the 700MHz band – a crucial requirement for sales in the US market.
VeriSign has sold its messaging business to Syniverse Holdings for €122 million. Syniverse will add 300 Verisign employees in the US and Asia Pacific.
has reportedly ordered 4 million 3G handsets from dozens of domestic phone vendors – its biggest ever order. The “multi-billion yuan” deal spans 63 different customized handset models, from 31 manufacturers, most of which are domestic, China Daily reported