Webwire: UK names "super-connected" city candidates; Talk Talk attracts most complaints
The UK government has released the list of 14 cities eligible to bid to become “super-connected” with 100Mbps citywide networks. The cities are London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast, Bradford, Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds, Nottingham, Manchester, Sheffield, Birmingham, Liverpool and Newcastle.
The UK's TalkTalk still attracts the most customer complaints of any ISP in the UK, according to data released by regulator Ofcom. TalkTalk has now earned this dubious honor for four consecutive quarters, although the number of complaints have been falling.
US officials are considering measures, including a potential shut-down, to combat the use of Twitter posts by Somali militant group Shahab which are construed as promoting violence against Kenyan forces sent to battle the group.New York Times
The US Department of Justice is probing Verizon Wireless' planned spectrum acquisition deals with cablecos Comcast and Cox Communications, to determine whether they would result in unfair spectrum concentration.div>
Taliban militants operating in the Pakistani city of Wana have reportedly burned a number of mobile phones and computers allegedly used to spread obscene materials. The Taliban has asserted a ban on mobiles with cameras in Wana due to the ability of users to make and share “obscene” photos and videos.
India's GSM base grew by nearly 6.7 million connections in November to reach 632 million, according to figures from the nation's GSM industry group, COAI.
Taiwan's Global Mobile has launched Taiwan's first dual-mode 3G/Wimax phone, which it calls the 7G Miracle.