News In Brief: KWI, Baraka, UMTS Forum, Orascom NK, Nortel, Apple, Ofta

Konsorsium Wimax Indonesia (KWI) – a consortium made up of 30 small and medium ISPs – will invest  $300 million in Wimax if it wins an operating license in July.
Baraka Telecom will become  an MVNO in Malaysia, usingDiGi Berhad's network. Under the  three-year agreement Baraka is entitled to offer voice, short messaging and data services.
The UMTS Forum has called on the EU to speed up the adoption of new rules that allow operators to use GSM spectrum for 3G.
North Korea is offering an internet service for subscribers ofOrascom - the nation's only mobile network - but will currently only allow browsers to visit the government-run Korean Central News Agency website.
A bankruptcy court gave the US operations of Nortel a four-month bankruptcy protection extension.

China MobileSmarTone and Hongkong Telecommunications have applied to bid for 1800MHz frequencies in next month’s spectrum auction in Hong Kong, Ofta said