– Bharti Airtel is likely to buy Qualcomm’s yet to be launched BWA business. Read more at The Economic Times.

– 2G Scam: 2G licensees tell Supreme Court that remedial action can’t be retrospective – More at MoneyControl

– Vijayandra Mohanty, writing at Rediff, likes India’s IT Amendment Bill 2008 to blasphemy laws

– eBay expects its India business to grow 50-60% in the next year – Business Standard

– Essar may sell its 11% stake in Vodafone Essar. Read more at Times of India.

– IT Minister Kapil Sibal questions the rationale of the VSNL disinvestment to the Tata Group – Read more at Times of India

– US carrier AT&T has announced that it will acquire Deutsche Telecom owned T-Mobile USA for $39 billion. Press Release

– Vodafone has emerged as the top gainer post the implementation of MNP, according to COAI. Read more at The Economic Times

– The Indian Government may extend preferential status to ‘Made in India’ telecom equipment in the New Telecom Policy. Read more at The Economic Times

– HDFC, through its subsidiary HDFC Developers, has launched a real estate listings website, HDFCRed.com. Read more at TechCircle

– Around 10,488 people from India donated $193,657.88 to Wikimedia Foundation/Wikipedia, during the annual fund raising making India the sixth large donor to the organisation. Read more at Hindustan Times

– Buongiorno India, has signed an agreement with IBM to integrate Buongiorno’s Subscription Engine with IBM’s Service Delivery Platform solution for the customers of one of the leading telecom operators in India. Press Release

– Spice Mobile has launched a new mobile handset which has an inbuilt projector. It is priced at Rs 6699. Read more at TelecomTalk