News In Brief: Vivendi, P1, ITU, Motorola, Vodafone NZ

Vivendi ex-CEO Jean-Marie Messier and other former executives have been ordered to stand trial on charges of misleading investors while they were transforming the company into a film, music and pay TV giant. Others charged include former executive vice president Edgar Bronfman, Jr. and former CFO Guillaume Hannezo.’
 
Malaysia's Packet One (P1) has purchased Pacnet's license to operate a Wimax network in Singapore, and will transfer the license to new subsidiary P1 Singapore.
 
The ITU has received six technology submissions for 4G standard to be known as IMT-Advanced. The submissions will now be assessed against ITU requirements.
 
European royalty collection societies and major labels and online music retailers have struck a to develop an EU-wide licensing scheme.
 
Motorola has secured a contract to supply the first Wimax-based smart metering hardware for Australian energy utility, SP AusNet.
 
The New Zealand Commerce Commission has laid charges against Vodafone NZ for alleged breaches of the Fair Trading Act in relation to various broadband and mobile phone promotions between October 2006 and April 2008.

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