News In Brief: Motorola, Rockmelt, MTN, Nokia

Motorola has set up a trial LTE network in the 2.6 GHz band in the streets of Kista in Stockholm, Sweden, pitched at operators across Scandinavia.

Netscape founder Marc Andreessen is back in the browsing game with a new start-up venture called RockMelt, a social network enabled browser. The platform appears to be a web 3.0 inspired innovation which allows users to aggregate social networks through a single point of browser entry. .

South African mobile group MTN has asked Bharti Airtel to raise its merger price by another €706 million, the WSJ has reported.  The two carriers have been in talks for more than two months on a €16 billion merger and recently extended the exclusivity period until the end of August.

Nokia factory workers in Chennai, India walked out for 10 hours over wage demands on Friday. Local news reports claim 8,000 staff took part in the strike, with the production of 300,000 handsets was disrupted by the strike.

 

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