The long-running dispute between Denmark's TDC A/S (Copenhagen: TDC) and Poland's Telekomunikacja Polska SA has finally been settled, with the Danes set to receive around 1 billion Danish Krone (US$172 million) for their troubles. The dispute centered on the determination of traffic volumes running over the Polish NSL network, which governed how large a share of net profits the Danish firm received. (See TPSA to Contest Court Ruling.)
Bahrain Telecommunications Co. (Batelco) , the state-controlled Bahraini operator, has agreed to reinstate a number of workers it sacked following strikes related to the ongoing pro-democracy protests, reports Arabian Business. More than 2,000 (mainly Shi'ite) workers were sacked from state-run companies in 2011 as a result of similar protests.
Tapas and go… Barcelona has been chosen by Spanish bank La Caixa for the rollout of a Near-Field Communications (NFC) program that will see the distribution of around 1 million "tap and go" contactless payment cards and 17,000 special terminals for participating retailers. It's just cards at the moment, but in theory the technology could be on Barcelonians' mobile phones before too long.