Webwire: 3UK has 4G woes; Sprint mulls T-Mo USA

3UK warns it could be squeezed out of the market if regulators don’t introduce rules giving it a better chance of acquiring spectrum in a 4G auction in 2012.
Talks between Deutsche Telekom and Sprint over the sale of T-Mobile USA have stalled as the pair can’t agree on a price.
France Telecom is mulling legal action over accusations it bribed officials to secure an operating license in Tunisia.
Verizon CTO Tony Melone claims the firm is on track to launch LTE handsets during 1H11, despite a raft of compatibility problems and missed launch dates.
Analysts are disappointed by revised 1Q11 earnings forecasts from Texas Instruments, with predicted average earnings per share $1 cent (under €1 cent) off Street expectations.
Talks between the Indian government and major telecom operators did not go will, with the companies unable to reach an accord on spectrum allocation.

Economic Times