Webwire: Apple fails to extend Samsung ban; EC to pump €9b into broadband

Apple has lost its bid to extend a ban on shipments of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab to all of the vendor’s tablets in Australia. A court also rejected Apple’s call for Samsung to inform it of all new products it plans to launch in the market.
 
The European Commission is planning a near €9.2 billion investment in high-speed broadband infrastructure, as part of a target of ensuring all European households have at least 30 Mbps connections by 2020.
 
A procurement joint venture between France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom is due to go live today. Buyin will focus on the purchase of network equipment and software in a bid to slash the operator’s costs.
 
Huawei is challenging the US government to prove its equipment poses a security risk, after missing out on another deal in the country.
 
A boycott of Egyptian carrier Mobinil over an ill-received cartoon posted by founder Naguib Sawiris has subsided, according to chairman Alex Shalaby. At its peak, 20,000 customers were requesting to leave each day.

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