News In Brief: FCC, BT, Google, DeNA, ACMA, TeliaSonera International Carrier, Gartner, NEC Corporation, ZTE
US regulator FCC has launched a probe into Google's Street View data collection snafu, to see whether the company violated federal law.
A UK judge has granted an application from two ISPs – BT and TalkTalk – for a judicial review into the new anti-piracy law, the Digital Economy Act, FT.com reports.
Google has reportedly fired one of its 20,000 employees for leaking a company-wide memo announcing a 10% pay raise for all staff.
Japanese social game developer DeNA may partner with Facebook or Zynga as part of its overseas expansion drive, according to its CEO.
Australian regulator ACMA will likely extend a ban on mobile phone jammers and has proposed new regulation protecting mobile services from interference.
TeliaSonera International Carrier has expanded a managed services deal with Ericsson that will see the equipment firm manage 27,000 miles of fiber in 29 countries, including Austria, France, Germany, UK, US and Russia.
Social networking is becoming a viable alternative to e-mail for personal communications among business users, with 20% predicting they will use social sites more than corporate e-mail by 2014, according to Gartner.
Japan’s NEC Corporation has teamed up with Intel and Microsoft to develop integrated digital signage for global markets.
Separately, NEC has revealed it is conducting a fresh trial of LTE with KDDI in its home market, ahead of the carrier’s 2012 commercial launch.
ZTE has scooped a €30 million contract to supply 3G and 4G equipment and services to Portuguese carrier ZAPP.PT, enabling the telco to offer nationwide high-speed wireless broadband.