Webwire: DT staff appeal government payout; Foxconn plans new plant

Deutsche Telekom workers want NGN cash boost
Deutsche Telekom staff are asking Germany’s government to trade short term dividend payouts in return for a higher stake in the telco, to free up cash for next generation network rollouts.

Foxconn constructing high-tech base in South China
Foxconn plans to build a high-tech manufacturing base in South China's island province of Hainan, Terry Gou, the group's chairman, told reporters at the 2012 Boao Forum for Asia.
The China Daily

RIM takeover needs hit device
A takeover of RIM is unlikely if the struggling smartphone maker doesn’t come up with a hit device quickly, analysts say.

KT lagging in LTE race
Korea Telecom is lagging behind SK Telecom and LG Uplus in the race to grab 4G customers, losing around 12,000 customers to its rivals during the first three months of this year.
Korea Times

Cyber attack downs al-Qaeda sites
Analysts claim websites associated with terror group al-Qaeda have been taken down by a cyber attack.
Sydney Morning Herald

EMI ditches streaming firm
Record company EMI has ditched a contract with music streaming site Grooveshark in a dispute over unpaid royalties.

Taiwan Mobile seeks tiered data pricing
Taiwan Mobile is urging the National Communications Commission to accept its proposal to stop “all-you-can-eat” data plans and introduce tiered data pricing to ease the burden on mobile phone networks.
Taipei Times