Foxconn to buy Asian telecom operator; DoCoMo to commercialize NFV tech by 2016

Quick news from around the Web.

> Researchers are testing a tiny wireless implant. Article

> Foxconn is spending close to $400 million to buy a stake in Asian telecom operator Asia Pacific Telecom. Article

> Samsung's chairman has regained consciousness after being in a coma for more than two weeks. Article

> Microsoft is reportedly finalizing a long-term plan to catch up in the mobile industry. Article

> DoCoMo is planning to launch commercial NFC technology in 2016. Article

> More pictures of LG's forthcoming G3 smartphone have leaked onto Internet. Article

Mobile Developer News

> Android users spend 17 percent more time in any given app due to a greater number of app sessions in the month, according to mobile marketing automation firm Swrve. Article

> Mobile game developers have a choice: Completely ignore what's happening in Italy right now, or prepare themselves for the fact that the "free" ride may soon be over. Editor's Corner

Telecom News

> Allstream, Manitoba Telecom Services' business services subsidiary, has added the Metro Ethernet Forum's Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification to its growing list of amenities. Article

> The WDM market saw 12 percent year-over-year growth in the first quarter of 2014 as service providers continued to add more network capacity, according to Dell 'Oro Group. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Ericsson hopes to prompt Europe's public sector to invest more in next-generation telecom technology, including 5G mobile broadband, by disclosing more information about the diminishing returns the company is seeing from R&D it conducts in the region. Article

Cable News

> In a move meant to exploit the hundreds of hours of match coverage it doesn't have room for on its linear pay TV platform, the Tennis Channel is offering a streaming product directly to consumers. Article

European Wireless News

> The future of Israel-based Pelephone's LTE network-sharing plans look increasingly unclear after Cellcom Israel said it has entered into an LTE network-sharing deal with Golan Telecom that will enable the newer operator to use Cellcom's LTE network and its existing 2G and 3G networks. Article

> Etisalat has dropped its bid to acquire all outstanding shares in Maroc Telecom, reversing a previous offer unveiled only last week. Article

And finally… Apple devices in Australia have been hijacked and held for ransom. Article