This week Google called time on Chinese web censorship, while India considered trimming its 3G auction.
Google created a storm as it announced it would stop censoring its Chinese search site and was considering leaving the
. The search firm said its servers had been under China-sourced attacks seeking to steal its IP and to gain access to personal accounts of human rights activists.
Indian officials considered cutting back the country’s much-delayed
to just three licenses per circle because of a lack of spectrum.
Bharti Airtel, India’s biggest operator, took a
in Bangladeshi telco Warid for $300 million and set up an
offshore business arm
focused on south Asia.
The New Zealand competition regulator warned Telecom NZ over its
of the fair trade law.
its Asian operation to give greater emphasis on China.
Mexican telecom magnate Carlos Slim moved to
his mobile group América Móvil, with his fixed-line business.
Australian telco NextGen Networks, Matrix Networks and Indonesia’ NAP Info Lintas weighed the building of a
between Singapore and Perth.
China Unicom senior vice-president Zhao Xudong was
following a probe into the company. Unicom joined the 3G
, offering mobile broadband for as little as 36 yuan ($5).
Ericsson beat out Huawei to win the role of lead core network vendor for TeliaSonera’s
. Intel’s fourth quarter sales jumped 29% as it posted a
tenfold rise in profit
Microsoft and HP said they would spend $250 million on building out
The Chinese government called for
of the country’s telecom, cable and internet services.
RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser
after 16 years, one day after COO John Giamatteo also gave notice.
And British deputy PM Harriet Harman was
£350 ($571) for accidentally reversing into a parked car while talking on a mobile phone.