Huawei has denied receiving any Chinese state subsidies and has rejected accusations of "dumping" following reports that the European Commission is planning to bring a formal trade case against China, reports Reuters. For local analysis, read this blog by Robert Clark, Light Reading's Hong Kong-based contributing editor.
The Samsung Galaxy S III (or S3 as it's also known), unveiled on May 3, becomes available today in 28 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), including France, the U.K., Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE). For more background and details, see Samsung Galaxy S III Hits EMEA.
The BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones has attempted to buy goods and services using only mobile money for a few days in the U.K. Basically that means he was without cash or credit cards but armed with a smartphone equipped with a couple of mobile money apps. His verdict? "It just isn't working … it's too complicated, far too few people use it, nobody understands it -- it needs a lot of work yet."
BT Group plc (NYSE: BT; London: BTA) is bragging that it's on course to fulfill its pledge of creating half a million Wi-Fi hotspots in London in time for the capital's Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer. Access to the hotspots will be free to all those with BT broadband accounts and to some who don't. Now the powers-that-be just need to shift those thousands of unsold Olympics tickets… (See BT Updates on London Wi-Fi.)