Webwire: NSN seeks BSS buyers; Samsung first with WP8

Sources say Nokia Siemens Networks is closing in on a deal to sell its BSS division, and that potential buyers include Ericsson.
 
Samsung has beat Nokia to the punch by unveiling the first smartphone to run the Windows Phone 8 OS, days before Nokia is due to unveil its Lumia line of WP8 handsets.
 
A US intelligence committee has asked representatives from Huawei and ZTE to testify at a hearing into the duos relationship with Chinese authorities, amid ongoing paranoia over the espionage risks of using Chinese equipment in US telecom infrastructure. ZTE will participate.
 
Apple and Google bosses Tim Cook and Larry page are negotiating a patent truce in secret talks.
 
Google is moving towards a sale of Motorola Mobility’s set-top box business, in a deal that could raise $2 billion (€1.5 billion)
 
HTC chair Cher Wang says the firm is ready to fight any patent lawsuits Apple may file, and will not be pushed into negotiating a settlement despite Apple's recent victory against Samsung.
 
UK incumbent BT reportedly plans to sell most of its 23% stake in Indian IT outsourcing company Tech Mahindra, which it co-founded with Indian partner Mahindra & Mahindra in 1986.

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