Webwire: PSN users get free protection; Bulgaria seeks fourth MNO

Sony is offering free fraud protection to its PlayStation Network customers for a year, but has not commented on how much it will charge after the promotion period is over.
 
Bulgaria's communications regulator is taking applications for a fourth 3G license, and will open a tender if more than one firm shows interest.
 
Time Warner Cable is in talks to acquire fellow US cable operator Insight Communications from Carlyle Group for around $3 billion (€2 billion)
 
Qatar Telecom grew net profit 16.7% to 1.4 billion riyals (€268 million) in the first half, as similar growth in subscriber numbers drove revenues up 2.2 billion riyals year-on-year.
 
Vodafone NZ has been fined NZ$402,375 (€234,162) for misleading consumers over when they would be charged for data in a 2008 promotion, and is facing five more cases initiated by regulators.
 
An Australian regulator is calling for mobile operators to stop hyping their subscriber figures and report active user numbers.

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