News In Brief: Telecom Italia, Digital Britain, China, RIM, Opera, India
Telecom Italia has reported first-half revenues of €13.95 billion, down 5.8% from the previous year. EBITDA was up 3.1% to €5.67 billion, while net profit dropped 13.7% to €964 million.
UK treasury minister Stephen Timms has been named Minister for Digital Britian. The Digital Britain blueprint was published in June by ex-communications minister Lord Carter.
RIM has warned its European distributors not to sell its BlackBerry range of handsets overseas, in an effort to curb the sudden increase in gray-market sales.
Opera is developing a version of its Opera Mobile 9.7 web browser for Google's open source Android OS.
India's intelligence agencies want the government to mandate that the CEOs of any telecom company operating within the country be an Indian citizen.
China is probing an internet addiction bootcamp after one of its teen charges was allegedly beaten to death. Four camp trainers have been detained for questioning.