About 300,000 telephone connections of unregistered telemarketers have been disconnected by service providers and the names and addresses of 25,295 such subscribers have been put onto a blacklist, following action by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).
Asymmetry in wholesale mobile call termination rates distorts the market, undermines competition and harms consumers, reports TechCentral...
Canada's new industry minister, James Moore, has "slammed a campaign by the big three wireless providers - Bell, Rogers and Telus — to stop Verizon from coming to Canada as 'dishonest' and 'misleading'," according to Huffington Post Canada.
In the US, a dispute between CBS and Timer Warner over programming charges has led to a blackout of CBS on cable in some major cities, and discussion about whether the FCC should intervene.
The Czech telecoms regulator has called for bids in a rerun auction for mobile frequencies that may allow a new market entrant and threaten incumbent operators, which have vowed to dispute the process, says Bloomberg.
India has set up a committee to examine the conditions for allotment of airwaves through routes other than auction, minister of state for telecommunications, Milind Deora, has said.
A European Commission study has found that people are "flocking" to use WiFi internet and the trend is set to continue, with 71% of all EU wireless data traffic in 2012 delivered to smartphones and tablets using WiFi, possibly rising to 78% by 2016.
CloudPro reports that the fallout from the NSA Prism surveillance scandal could threaten the growth of the US cloud computing market and lead to as much as $35 billion in revenues being lost over the next three years, according to a report from a Washington-based think-tank, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.
The US FCC is easing outdoor power restrictions on the unlicensed 60GHz spectrum, which could bring faster broadband to rural areas and cost-effective backhaul solutions in urban settings, reports Engadget.
Tech Central has commented that South Africa's department of communications may be trying to delay the unbundling of Telkom’s local loop.