News In Brief: Deutsche Telecom, Fujitsu, Unitymedia, Nokia, Pearson
The UK will likely have to wait until 2011 for a 4G spectrum auction, according to government-appointed independent spectrum broker Kip Meek.
Fujitsu is considering whether Apple’s newly unveiled iPad tablet PC infringes its trademarks, after using the moniker on a range of mobile computer products for the retail industry since 2002. A spokesman for Fujitsu Frontech, the Fujitsu subsidiary that makes the computers, told telecomseurope.net its North American division is “aware of Apple’s iPad announcement and the possible infringement on our trademark,” adding that the firm is “discussing our options with our trademark counsel.”
Deutsche Telecom is not obliged to grant competitors access to dark fiber on its VDSL network, Germany's highest administrative court has ruled.
US telecom group Liberty Global has completed the acquisition of German's second-largest cable operator, Unitymedia, for €3.5 billion.
UK newspaper the Daily Mirror has blocked subscription news aggregation service NewsNow from trawling its website, in the latest move in the battle between publishers and content aggregators.
Nokia has formed a joint venture with educational products provider Pearson to boost sales of the Mobiledu handset-based education program in China. Beijing Mobiledu Technologies will handle the distribution and development of English-language learning materials in China and support the 20 million subscribers Nokia has signed up to Mobiledu since its launch in 2007.