Broadband stimulus meeting planned for March 10; Indian 3G auction delayed

> The first big public meeting involving the NTIA, USDA, and the FCC, will be at 10 a.m. EST, March 10, at the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 1401 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Auditorium, Washington, D.C. Article

> The 3G license auction for private operators in India, initially scheduled for January this year, is expected to be delayed until the second half of the year. Article

> Nortel Networks, as it continues to restructure under bankruptcy protection, is changing its plans for next month's CTIA trade show in Las Vegas. Article

> Having seen O2 and Orange inform Nokia they would "decline" the Skype-enabled N97 handset, the COO of Skype has hit back at these attempts to block the progress of mobile VoIP. Article

> Arcep to license fourth 3G licence in June. Article

> A report released today by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) "The Need for Speed: The Importance of Next-Generation Broadband Networks," makes a case for higher-speed broadband everywhere with speeds of at least 20 Mbps downstream and 10 Mpbs or more upstream. Doing so would provide economic and social benefits, says ITIF. Article

And Finally... Brits going to McDonald's for the free WiFi. Article


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