Webwire: India acts on 2G bribe; Google seeks China map license
India’s Central Bureau of Investigation has initiated proceedings to seize 2 billion rupees (€31 million) allegedly paid by DB Realty as a bribe to ensure special treatment for then-subsidiary Swan Telecom (now Etisalat DB) in the 2008 2G auction.
Chinese authorities are reviewing an application from Google for an online mapping license, which will be required to continue operating the service from July 1.
The International Internet Industry Association has called for international leaders to raise cyber security issues at global forums such as the G20, following a spate of high-profile security breaches.
Satellite operator Dish Networks and a group of bondholders are thought to be competing to become the stalking horse bidder in a fire-sale of bankrupt US operator TerreStar, which has a horde of 4G spectrum.
Nigerian regulator NCC will turn its attention to mobile number portability in the next few weeks, now that a compulsory SIM registration framework is in place.
Australia's Telstra will merge online advertising businesses Sensis Digital Media, BigPond Advertising and Telstra Classifieds, but has denied the merger represents a rationalization.
A UK juror could be jailed after being found guilty of communicating on Facebook with a defendant in the trial.