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Google may face policy setbacks under Trump

Alphabet Inc’s Google faces a tougher regulatory landscape as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration looks poised to reverse Obama administration policies that often favored the internet giant in the company’s battles with telecoms and cable heavyweights, analysts say. Google had close ties with outgoing Democratic President Barack Obama’s administration, and its employees donated much…

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November 18, 2016


Hong Kong prof’s sapphire-toughened screens win invention prize

GENEVA: A Hong Kong professor on Friday won the grand prize at this year’s Geneva inventions show for a new method of toughening screens for smartphones and other devices to avoid cracks and scratches. The announcement came after more than 750 exhibitors from 48 countries came together in Switzerland this week at the show, the…

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April 16, 2016


Pakistan to hold long awaited auctions for 3G, 4G telecoms licences

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will hold long-awaited auctions for 3G and 4G telecoms licences this April, said the finance minister, a step that could help boost the cash-strapped country's foreign reserves.A 3G licence will cost $295 million and a 4G licence will cost $210 million, minister Ishaq Dar said.He said the government would be looking for full…

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February 22, 2014


EU charges Samsung with abusing vital telecoms patent

BRUSSELS: The European Commission charged Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) on Friday with abusing its dominant position in seeking to bar rival Apple (AAPL.O) from using a patent deemed essential to mobile phone use.The Commission sent a “statement of objections” to the South Korean group, with its preliminary view that Samsung was not acting fairly.”Intellectual property rights…

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December 22, 2012


Ericsson helps Iran telecoms, letter reveals long-term deal

LONDON: The Swedish firm Ericsson is working with Iran's largest mobile telecom operator to expand its network and has promised to support another Iranian mobile carrier until 2021, according to interviews and an internal company document.The involvement of Ericsson, the world's largest mobile network equipment maker, comes at a time when many Western companies have…

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November 20, 2012


China's Huawei takes rebranding bid to telecoms fair

SINGAPORE: China's Huawei Technologies is taking a campaign to transform itself into a global brand and leading smartphone maker to a major telecoms fair which opened in Singapore this week. The Chinese tech behemoth is the biggest exhibitor at the four-day CommunicAsia expo which it sees as a launchpad for its ambition to challenge Apple…

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June 20, 2012


Pakistan 3G telecoms licence auction delayed – operators

DUBAI: Pakistan has indefinitely delayed an auction to sell third-generation (3G) mobile telecoms licences, two operators told Reuters, which if completed would have raised a minimum of $630 million for the cash-strapped country.The auction of three 3G licences had been scheduled to be held on March 29, according to a January government memorandum, and would…

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April 26, 2012


2G case: Supreme Court quashes 122 telecoms licences

NEW DEHLI: The Supreme Court ordered telecoms licences issued under a scandal-tainted 2008 sale be revoked, striking a decisive blow against corruption that plagues the country and roiling the world's No.2 cellular market.The ruling applies to 122 licences held by eight operators but potentially affects fewer than 5 percent of users in a fiercely competitive…

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February 2, 2012


Indian telecoms win reprieve on 3G order

NEW DELHI: India's telecom operators on Saturday won a reprieve from a government order that they end “illegal” mutual roaming agreements to provide seamless nationwide 3G services, a report said. The country's telecom tribunal called for a stay on the order until a hearing on January 3, amid an ongoing battle pitting Delhi against the…

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December 25, 2011


India police probing another ex-minister for telecoms graft

NEW DELHI: Indian federal police said on Monday they are formally investigating a former telecoms minister, his media mogul brother, and a Malaysian tycoon over their roles in a sprawling telecoms scandal that has damaged the government. Police have raided the homes of former minister Dayanidhi Maran — the second former telecoms minister to be…

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October 10, 2011


India's Anil Ambani faces parliament panel in telecoms graft probe

NEW DELHI: Anil Ambani, the billionaire chairman of India's Reliance ADA group, will appear on Tuesday to answer a parliamentary panel investigating a multi-billion dollar telecoms graft scandal that has rocked the country's political and business establishment. Ambani's testimony comes days after police indicted officials and a unit of his group for conspiracy, cheating and…

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April 5, 2011


India police to make final report in telecoms graft case

NEW DELHI: Indian police will submit on Tuesday a final report to the Supreme Court over a multi-billion dollar telecoms corruption case before making the first charges in a scandal that has embroiled the government and business magnates. The report, which will not be made public, comes before a Thursday deadline for the federal police…

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March 29, 2011


Indian PM Singh says to set up special telecoms probe

NEW DELHI: India will set up a cross-party parliamentary probe into the multi-billion dollar telecoms corruption scandal, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Tuesday, caving into an opposition demand. The probe was a condition imposed by the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the smooth running of the session where the budget will be…

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February 22, 2011

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