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December 10, 2012
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  • EU may probe Huawei and ZTE over network gear pricing
    China's Huawei Technologies and ZTE have been harming European wireless network equipment-makers by pricing products substantially below fair market value, according to an analysis prepared by the European Commission. Officials, however, have not determined whether to risk starting a trade war with China by pursuing a full-blown inquiry, according to a published report that alleges the Chinese government has financed the gear-makers' ability to sell products for at least 35% below the going rate. The Wall Street Journal (12/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • AT&T: Industry must work together to battle DDoS network attacks
    AT&T is dealing with increasing denial-of-service attacks and is asking for government and industry support to find collaborative solutions, according to Michael Singer, AT&T's executive director of technology security. "If the attacks become bigger than AT&T, can we rely on competitors to work together to block it? Maybe together we would have enough capacity to handle some sort of supersized attack," Singer said. Techworld (U.K.) (12/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Alcatel's cash-flow crisis: Are costs still too high?
    Analysts say that Alcatel-Lucent's discussions to seek more than $1 billion in loans while putting up lucrative assets as collateral show that the telecom gear-maker's cost structure remains out of line despite massive layoffs. The analysts note that Alcatel's $65,000 of revenue per employee remains 14% lower than those of Nokia Siemens Networks and Ericsson, its top rivals. Bloomberg Businessweek (12/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Sprint and DISH are said to be in spectrum talks
    Sprint Nextel is in talks about forming a partnership with DISH Network that would provide the carrier with access to the satellite provider's untapped mobile spectrum in return for allowing DISH to provide wireless service over Sprint's network, according to a Bloomberg report. The companies could share revenues, or DISH could be asked to pay to ride over Sprint's facilities. The talks are said to remain in limbo pending a Federal Communications Commission decision on whether DISH can use its 20 MHz of spectrum for terrestrial wireless services. Bloomberg Businessweek (12/7), TeleGeography Research (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • NBC and Yahoo sign a pact for online and TV coverage of sports
    NBC Sports and Yahoo Sports will work together in their fields of expertise, developing a closer relationship between Internet and television coverage. "Through our growing television and digital platforms, the Yahoo Sports partnership dramatically expands the digital reach of NBC Sports around the biggest sporting events," said Mark Lazarus, chairman of NBC Sports Group. Rapid TV News (U.K.) (12/10), Engadget (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Sale of Google set-top unit still uncertain after bids received
    Google received the most compelling bids from Arris Group and Pace, but the company is still uncertain whether it will sell its Motorola Home Business -- a maker of set-top boxes and equipment -- by the end of the year, according to a published report, which cited the complex financial structure involved in the deal. Google, which reportedly received a number of offers by last Friday's deadline, wants to focus on Motorola's smartphone line. Bloomberg (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • AT&T at work on a wireless sensor to help fight asthma
    AT&T researchers last week described their plans to produce a wireless asthma sensor designed to alert patients to potentially dangerous volatile organic compounds in the air by warning them via smartphones and other devices. The scientists said they are developing the Asthma Trigger sensor, which would run on AT&T's network, through the carrier's two-year AT&T ForHealth Initiative in a joint venture with a manufacturer. GigaOm (12/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Internet must be free, not constrained by global treaty, U.S. says
    The U.S. is intent on keeping the Internet free and unfettered by international regulations and is willing to walk away from global treaty talks this week if necessary and use its veto power at the World Conference on International Telecommunications. U.S. Ambassador Terry Kramer explains how terminology is a critical factor in treaty discussions. The Register (U.K.) (12/9), ReadWrite (12/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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