Webwire: Deutsche Tel reviews UK role; Apple wins HTC patent battle

Deutsche Telekom is considering exiting the UK market in a bid to raise cash following the collapse of its planned sale of T-Mobile USA to AT&T.
 
The International Trade Commission (ITC) rules Apple doesn’t infringe HTC power management and phone dialing patents, ending a case lodged in 2010.
 
Huawei has agreed procurement deals with US chipmakers Qualcomm, Broadcom and Avago worth a combined $6 billion (€4.5 billion) over the next three years.
 
India's income tax department is asking the Supreme Court to review a decision letting Vodafone off a 113 billion rupee (€1.7 billion) tax bill relating to its acquisition of Hutchison Essar’s local business.
 
Investors in US hedge fund Harbinger Capital Partners are suing the entity and fund operator Philip Falcone for pumping cash into startup US 4G carrier LightSquared. Regulators last week blocked the carrier due to interference issues.
 
Operators set to lose their Indian 2G licenses are calling on the government to restrict the involvement of incumbents by re-issuing licenses in a two stage auction.

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