THE WRAP: Huawei lobbies India, iPad hits milestone

This week, Huawei scrambled to head off a ban in India and the iPad reached a milestone in record time.

Huawei executives flew to New Delhi aiming to overturn a ban on Chinese telecom equipment imports, reportedly promising to reveal details of the company’s shareholders.

The iPad reached the 1 million sales mark after just 28 days – much faster than the iPhone – as US agencies weighed an anti-trust probe over Apple’s new policy for software developers.

RIM displaced Motorola to become one of the top five handset firms. Mobile device sales grew 22% worldwide in Q1.

Telenor missed analysts’ forecasts as earnings fell 36%, Orascom eyed possible M&As in Bangladesh and IBM and Intel bought cloud service providers.  

Alcatel-Lucent blamed component shortages on a wider Q1 loss, but maintained its 2010 outlook.

Alvarion said delays in customer deployments had caused a slump in sales, forcing it to sack 175 staff.

Ericsson chief Hans Vestberg said he was “not satisfied” with the company’s current position and said it would target enterprise verticals such as utilities, cable and transport.

After three weeks, bids in India’s 3G auction totalled just under €7.8 billion

China Mobile began the world’s first TD-LTE trial at the Shanghai Expo.

US operator T-Mobile held talks with Harbinger Capital over becoming a wholesale customer on its LTE-satellite hybrid network.

The FCC proposed new rules on broadband which would allow it to regulate transmission but not content or pricing, setting the scene for likely legal battles with carriers.

The global Carrier Ethernet market defied the slump last year. Equipment sales grew 8%, well ahead of global telecom capex.

The GSMA-backed Wholesale Application Community (WAC) released a plan to beat mobile operating system fragmentation

In yet another privacy glitch, a backdoor in Facebook allowed users to access private information in other accounts

And EC officials said they would force airlines to cover the mobile roaming costs incurred by passengers stranded by of the shutdown of European flights in April.
 

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