Webwire: Fresh accusation in Cisco China case; UK 4G auction held up

A human rights group claims to have uncovered new evidence that Cisco tailored its products to help track political dissidents in China. The firm maintains it only sold standard kit in the country.
 
The UK’s planned 4G auction is being pushed back until 2Q12 at the earliest following legal threats from several leading operators. Regulator Ofcom originally planned to hold the sale in the first quarter.
 
At least 100 websites are now known to have been hit by a DNS attack at the weekend. Hackers in Turkey claimed responsibility for the attack, which misdirected the websites of major brands including Coca Cola and UPS.
 
Perima Advisors dropped its bid to acquire Alcatel-Lucent’s enterprise business in favor of buying only the division’s call center software unit Genesys.
 
Telecom Italia denies reports it plans to sell part of its Brazilian mobile subsidiary TIM. Brazilian press stated the operator was seeking to raise 3 billion Reais (€1.2 billion) by shedding part of its 67% TIM holding.
 
Spanish incumbent Telefonica is merging its domestic division into its broader European business and reshuffling management to address falling earnings.

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