Webwire: Huawei says no to Alca-Lu; EU e-publishers probed

A Huawei spokesman denies the firm is eyeing a takeover of rival Alcatel-Lucent, after rumors of a deal drove Alca-Lu’s share price to a year-long high.
 
EU antitrust officials have raided a number of e-publishers in search of evidence that they colluded to fix prices in the e-book market. At least two French publishers said they had been visited.
 
France Telecom's Orange and rival Iliad have signed a 2G-3G roaming agreement, which will take effect when Iliad's Free Mobile network covers 25% of the French population.
 
Bradley Manning, the US soldier accused of leaking volumes of government documents to Wikileaks, has been charged with 22 more offenses - including the capital offense of “aiding the enemy.”
 
The UAE's Du posted a full-year profit of 1.31 billion dirham (€255 million) in 2010 compared to 254 million dirham the year before, as the operator reaped the benefits of a reduction in royalty fees.
 
India's Bharti Airtel has launched 3G services in four cities in the Delhi circle, one day after going live in the Northern Indian city of Jaipur.
 
Millions of subscribers have quit Indian carriers Reliance and BSNL since mobile number portability launched late January, official figures show. Vodafone Essar, Idea Cellular and Bharti Airtel are the biggest winners.
 
Sources say Chinese video and music file sharing company Xunlei Network Technology, which is partly owned by Google, hopes to raise $200 million (€143 million) in a US IPO sometime this year.
 
Privacy advocates have voiced concerns over the Chinese government’s green light for a traffic monitoring scheme in Beijing that relies on tracking 17 million China Mobile customers.

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