The president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, has voiced concerns over the proposed allocation of a fourth and final 3G licence, notes TeleGeography, citing a Reuters report.
Taxi drivers in several Mexican cities have been fitted with equipment enabling them to send pictures and messages to the local police forces when they see incidents that should be reported, notes Cellular News.
Thailand’s National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has announced that the reserve price for a 3G license has been set in the range of THB3.3 billion to THB6.6 billion (US$100 million to US$200 million) in preparation for an auction later this year, writes the Bangkok Post. Choochart Promprasit, the chairman of the regulator, said the prices would be submitted to the NTC board for approval on Wednesday along with the draft 3G auction rules.
Egypt-based Orascom Telecom continues to seek a way into the French mobile market via a fourth 3G license, according to reports. TeleGeography, citing an article in French journal Challenge, notes that Orascom wants to buy into the Numericable-Virgin Mobile consortium that is seeking endorsement for France’s fourth and final 3G license.