News In Brief: Telefonica, Polkomtel, Elonics, Telenor, Cisco, HP, Samsung, BT

Competition authorities in the Czech Republic are probing whether Telefonica subsidiary Czech Telecom abused its dominant position in the market when supplying high-speed web connections, Reuters reports citing local news agencies.
 
Private equity firm’s interest in buying Poland’s leading mobile operator Polkomtel could be curtailed by shareholder indecision on the best course of action for the carrier, PENews.com reports. Shareholders are mulling a sale by auction or IPO.
 
UK-based CMOS RF tuner manufacturer Elonics raised £6.1 million in a recent round of equity investment.
 
Telenor won't quit its Uninor joint venture in India, despite reports that several investors are seeking an exit to protect it from further losses at the division.
 
Cisco has been contracted to deploy its wireless and wireline networking technology in 1,000 schools in Australia’s Victoria state, as part of an A$120million (€85 million) government investment in education infrastructure.
 
Former HP boss Mark Hurd has interviewed for a position with rival Oracle, less than a month after quitting HP over an expenses and sexual harassment scandal. Oracle CEO Larry Ellison criticized HP’s board for allowing Hurd to resign, WSJ.com reports.
 
Samsung has showcased the world’s first LTE-HSPA+ dual mode netbook, the N350.

BT yesterday launched a mobile app enabling automatic connection to its WiFi hotspots. The free app is available for iPhone or Android devices, and can map user’s nearest connection point.

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