News In Brief: Telenor, Stratos, Tele2, OpenBitTorrent, Square

Norway's Telenor will launch mobile operations in India today under the Uninor brand, becoming the 12th operator in India's increasingly crowded telecom market.

Swiss mobile operator In&Phone, is acquiring more than 400 former Tele2 mobile network sites from Sunrise. The purchasing agreement comes into force at the end of January 2010. In addition, the two companies have renewed their existing national
roaming agreement.
A Swedish court has rejected an application from Hollywood movie studios demanding that ISP Portlane stop providing bandwidth to file-sharing tracker site OpenBitTorrent. The court said that the company must do more than provide internet access to be guilty of copyright infringement.
Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has beta launched a new mobile payments startup called Square. The service allows anyone with a mobile or laptop with a headphone jack to accept credit card payments using a small plug-in dongle. The company is backed by Khosla Ventures and angel investors.
Stratos Global has won two of the three geographic zones for 2.5 GHz broadband Wimax service in the Gulf of Mexico.


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