Webwire: OTE staff protest sale; Ratings firms wary of Telecom NZ

Staff at Greek carrier OTE have begun a second protest against the sale of the operator to German incumbent Deutsche Telekom.
Fitch Ratings has followed Standards and Poors by putting Telecom NZ's credit rating under review for a possible downgrade once the company separates networks arm Chorus into a standalone company.
Nepal's telecom regulator has recommended the government start revoking spectrum left unused for more than two years, in a bid to discourage spectrum hoarding by the nation's major operators.
Samsung has requested a US court hand over development models of Apple’s iPhone and iPad as part of a patent battle with the vendor. The court forced Samsung to provide prototypes of its latest Galaxy smartphone range to Apple earlier this month.
India’s Tata Communications believes cost cutting, a focus on small and medium enterprises and managed services will help it recover from an 8.54 billion rupee (€131 million) loss in the year to end March