Apple and EMI drop DRM (digital rights management). Could be a new trend in coming months.
Taiwan Mobile has bought a majority stake in the fixed line operator Taiwan Fixed Network.
Apple' s iTunes and major record companies are under review by the European Commission. The charges are centered on anti competitive behavior and restrictive business practices (consumers can only buy music from the iTunes store in their country).
National Grid (UK) is selling its National Grid Wireless UK business to Arqiva (Macquarie Bank) for almost $5bn, and plans to sell its US wireless unit too.
India' s DoT has no abjection to Hutchison Essar foreign shareholding (related to Vodafone purchasing 67% of the equity).
The World Bank has approved a financing package of $164.5m for Kenya, Burundi and Madagascar as the first tranche of the $424m Regional Communications Infrastructure Program (RCIP) for high-speed telecom connectivity in East and Southern Africa.
The EU Commission has cleared the Wheather Invest. / TIM Hellas deal, with Wheather buying TIM Hellas.