[DNS] domain name news - 14 May

[DNS] domain name news - 14 May

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Mon, 14 May 2012 14:05:57 +1000
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Can internet be a human right? Internet availability and access has wider social implications that underlines equity, natural justice and more

FCCN announces the registration of 28,984 .pt domains in the first week of liberalization

Half of all new TLDs will fail, CIRA says

Is the dark side of new gTLDs starting to emerge?

New .secure Internet Domain On Tap

Asia 'hotspot' for DDoS attacks, but no need to overreact

Pepper.com.au transferred in bizarre case

Can internet be a human right? Internet availability and access has wider social implications that underlines equity, natural justice and more
There cannot be a better environment than in today?s India to discuss, advocate and realize key entitlements to its billion-plus people. We already have rights to information and education and the right to food security is expected to follow soon. At a time like this, a desire to step fully into a knowledge society and economy by making Internet access a basic right seems to be no less substantive.

Period of 10-20 May 2012: Public Comment Periods Approaching Closing Date
The Following Public Comment periods are approaching their Comment or Reply Period Close dates, May 10-20 2012. As a member of the ICANN community, your timely feedback is critical to our accountability and transparency efforts.

WHOIS Policy Review Team Final Report
Purpose (Brief): The WHOIS Policy Review Team, constituted under ICANN's Affirmation of Commitments (AoC) agreement with the U.S. Department of Commerce, submitted its Final Report and Recommendations to the ICANN Board and this document has been posted for public comment.

Comments from Internet Society of China to ICANN
New gTLD Batching Process

Joint Brazilian Network Information Center/ICANN Project Leads to Faster and Safer DNS Resolution in Brazil
The Brazilian Network Information Center (NIC.br), in cooperation with ICANN has completed an improvement to the Internet infrastructure that increases the resilience to potential abuse or attacks on Domain Name Service (DNS) by boosting name resolution capacity.

ICANN Budgets for Two URS Reconfiguration ?Summits? to Satisfy Trademark Interest Goal of a ?Lower Cost Model?
ICANN has released its Draft FY13 Operating Plan and Budget and while we haven?t reviewed it in its entirely yet we did notice that it contains two references to the implementation of the new Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) rights protection mechanism meant to supplement the UDRP at new gTLDs.

ICANN Staff: URS Summits Budget Item is a Placeholder for ?Community Discussion? ? But Where Was the Community Discussion of Whether URS Should be Reconfigured?
Last week we noted that the draft ICANN FY 2013 Budget contained $175,000 in funding for two ?Summits? to be devoted to reconfiguring the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) rights protection mechanism for new gTLDs in order to achieve a ?lower cost model.?

The Future of WHOIS by Byron Ellacott, APNIC Technical Director
The WHOIS protocol is used to discover registration information about network resources ? it is the protocol behind the whois service, which is a more general term for such registration database queries.

Why only Business can save the Internet from itself
Starting next week, the United Nations in Geneva will host a series of back-to-back meetings with a broad focus: deciding the ways in which the future of the Internet will be decided.

The Post-.COM Internet: Toward Regular and Objective Procedures for Internet Governance by Milton Mueller & Lee W. McKnight [TPRC 2003]
Abstract: This paper makes the case for using regular and objective procedures to assign new TLDs instead of the unscheduled, irregular, discretionary and ad hoc processes and criteria currently used by ICANN. Adopting a regularized process is past due: after 5 years of existence, ICANN has yet to define a method for managing TLD additions to the root. Yet, the root of the DNS is an important international resource, and handling applications for new TLDs is one of ICANN?s most significant policy responsibilities. The paper shows that ICANN?s current approach to TLD additions is anti-competitive and fosters rent-seeking, political strife, and the potential if not the reality for corruption. At the least it perpetuates the perception of ICANN as operating with irregular and subjective procedures. This is a disservice both to ICANN and to the broader Internet community.

 - ccTLD & gTLD NEWS
be: Registrant can request certificat with current registration details
Release 9.1 takes effect from 8 May and enables a .be registrant to request a summary in pdf format of the details of the individual or organisation who/which, at that time, is registered as the holder of the .be domain name, as stated in DNS.be?s registration system.

.Co?s Juan Diego Calle responds to anti-domainer allegations
There was a bit of a blogstorm earlier today about the video of Juan Deigo Calle and Loic Le Meur, founder of the LeWeb conference announcing LeWeb was changing its domain to LeWeb.co.

.EU domains available for only ?0.99 at EuroDNS
Just the other day Luxembourg based EuroDNS.com announced that they are running a special promotion on all newly registered and transferred .eu domains.

AFNIC has filed its applications to manage the 11 French extensions
On 11 May, AFNIC filed its applications to manage the 11 French extensions with the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry.

Call for Nominations to the Public Interest Registry .ORG Advisory Council
The .ORG Advisory Council has been a valuable global resource for the Public Interest Registry (PIR) management for providing advice on policy, outreach, and new services to improve registry operations and support the noncommercial .ORG community.

FCCN announces the registration of 28,984 .pt domains in the first week of liberalization
After the Sunrise period, the Foundation for National Scientific Computing (FCCN), announced today a total of 28,984 new .pt domains, registered in the first week in which in the liberalization came into force, and in which any person or company can register a .pt domain without the need to have a registered trademark.

The Technical Center of Internet and .DE operator DENIC jointly opening new DNS nodes in Germany and Russia
DENIC, the managing organization of Germany?s TLD .DE, and the Technical Center of Internet, the backbone services provider for .RU, .SU and .??, have successfully expanded their DNS networks, with two new DNS nodes opened in Moscow, Russia, and Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany.

Navigating Through the Future Complications of International Arbitration Under the Internet and the Expansion into gTLDs by Andrew L. Schwartz [Hofstra Law School]
Abstract: The twenty-first century?s newest frontier, the internet, once humbly infinite and wild, now turns slowly to restricted and marginalized. Like any new frontier, the internet attracts the inevitable consequences of human nature, the desire to occupy and compete. As a result, these internet ?domain disputes? offer a new and complex setting for international dispute resolution and arbitration. With the coming expansion of the internet?s horizon, an influx of domain disputes and arbitration problems are likely to follow

Half of all new TLDs will fail, CIRA says
A technical glitch has delayed the unveiling of the new Internet registries, which will create hundreds of new domain addresses. A branding expert says this is an opportunity for small business to go global.

Pre-Reveal Day Sneak Peek
We may not know precisely when ICANN will finally publish the full list of new gTLD applications and applicants, but we do know that it will be at least a month from now. And certain companies have come forward over the past few weeks, announcing that they are applying for certain new gTLDs. So while we?ll have to sit tight for the full list, we at least have a small sneak peak of a few of the 2,100+ applications we?ll see on Reveal Day. Here?s what we?re looking at so far:

Is the dark side of new gTLDs starting to emerge?
Last week, I received a highly unusual email claiming that an article on my personal website was libellous and insisting I take it down within a week.

ICANN's gTLD Expansion: The Applications Are In ? Now What? 
Whether applying for a new gTLD or not, ICANN's unprecedented expansion of the Internet root creates an entirely new realm of challenges and opportunities for trademark holders. Join us on Thursday, May 24, for ICANN's gTLD Expansion: The Applications Are In ? Now What?, as our panel of industry experts navigate trademark holders through the untested waters that lie ahead during the evaluation period and beyond.

New .secure Internet Domain On Tap
A new TLD in the works for the Internet will bake security in from the outset: The .secure domain will require fully encrypted HTTPS sessions and a comprehensive vetting process for websites and their operators. If the new domain takes off, it could shift the way Web domains are secured.

My own private Internet: .secure TLD floated as bad-guy-free zone
A security researcher has won investments of more than $9 million to incorporate a tightly policed section of the Internet reserved for banks, healthcare providers, and other groups that are regularly targeted in malware, phishing, and similar online attacks.

How NCC plans to revolutionize domain name security with .secure gTLD
The proposed .secure gTLD is now officially contested, after NCC Group, best known in the domain industry for its data escrow services, announced a bid.

Bungling ICANN will now reveal ?.vegas?, other new names in June.
After botching the registration process for hundreds of new TLDs, ICANN has pushed back its ?big reveal? date. The 1300 or so new names like ?.rugby,? ?.green? and ?.vegas? that were to be announced on April 30 will now be unveiled sometime next month.

Application for a new 2LD - .kiwi.nz
An application has been received to create a new, open, 2LD - .kiwi.nz.

If You Build It, They Will Come by Brenden Kuerbis
Only two years after signing the DNS root zone, the powerful lure of a secure global infrastructure for data distribution is starting to reveal itself. It is illustrated clearly by two proposed technical standardizations that seek to leverage secure DNS. To some degree these developments highlight the strength of DNS institutions and how they might fill gaps elsewhere in the Internet's governance. But an increasing reliance upon and concentration of power in the DNS also makes getting its global governance correct even more important.

Asia 'hotspot' for DDoS attacks, but no need to overreact
Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are becoming more rampant in Asia with the region's connectivity, partly due to its ease of staging, and Asian nations are increasingly perpetuating such attacks on one another, which may potentially lead to a cyberwar, Akamai executive notes.

Gossip will get you Nowhere in the UDRP
Fashion model Astrid Mu?oz recently filed a UDRP Complaint with the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) to secure the transfer of the domain name AstridMunoz.com. Mu?oz contended that her name has gained international recognition and earned the status of a common law trademark because of the fame that she has achieved as an international model.

Louis Vuitton asks for SOPA-like seizure of hundreds of websites
Brand owners are howling for new laws to help them crush ?rogue? websites. But why? New powers don?t seem necessary when courts are already forcing Internet companies to delete websites from the Internet.

Pepper.com.au transferred in bizarre case
A World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) panel has ordered the domain name Pepper.com.au be transferred to Pepper Australia Pty Ltd, a home loan company.

Pepper Australia Pty Ltd v. Massive Networks Pty Ltd, Scott Julian - Case No. DAU2012-0007
1. The Parties: The Complainant is Pepper Australia Pty Ltd of North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, represented by Piper Alderman, Australia. The Respondent is named as Massive Networks Pty Ltd, Scott Julian of Prahran, Victoria, Australia. However this company was deregistered and dissolved from July 25, 2010. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name <pepper.com.au> is registered with Domain Central Pty Ltd. ... 7. Decision: The Panel is satisfied that the Complainant has established that the Respondent is not entitled to retain the right to have the disputed domain name. However in considering the appropriate remedy the Panel is required to order that the domain name either be transferred to the Complainant or be cancelled. The Panel has considered whether, in the absence of registration of the disputed domain name by the Respondent, the Complainant would have been eligible to have the registration of the name <pepper.com.au> under the Domain Name Eligibility and Allocation Policy Rules for the Open 2LDs (2008-05) (?the auDa Name Rules?). After all, a successful application under the Policy ought not to be used to allow a Complainant, in the absence of objection from the Respondent, to obtain the registration of a domain name to which it would not have been entitled had it sought such registration initially from a registrar. ... The Complainant has established compliance with (i) above. The Panel concludes that it could not have established conformity with (ii)(a) above. However on the evidence the Panel is satisfied that the Complainant has shown that (ignoring the suffix ?com.au? which is irrelevant for these purposes) the word ?pepper? is closely and substantially connected to it and therefore it conforms, or could have conformed with (ii)(b) above. For the foregoing reasons, in accordance with Paragraphs 4(i) of the Policy and 15 of the Rules, the Panel orders that the disputed domain name <pepper.com.au> be transferred to the Complainant.

 - IPv4/IPv6
The End of IPv4 is Nearly Here ? Really by Greg Goth
Progress toward an all-IPv6 Internet is still uneven, despite allocation in 2011 of the last five blocks of /8 addresses to the regional Internet registries. Observers and participants in the process perceive different segments of the network as lagging others in preparing for the big switch.

Internet Number Resources Approved to the RIPE NCC
Based on RIPE Policy Document ripe-476, "Allocating/Assigning Resources to the RIPE NCC", the RIPE NCC pool of Arbiters has approved IPv4-, IPv6- and ASN resources to the RIPE NCC's MENOG IPv6 roadshow network.

ICANN Board Ratifies "Global Policy Proposal for Post Exhaustion IPv4 Allocation Mechanisms by the IANA"
On 6 May the ICANN Board ratified the global proposal GPP-IPv4-2011, identified in the ARIN region as ARIN-2011-9 (Global Proposal).

VeriSign releases more traffic data about unregistered domains
VeriSign has enhanced its DomainScore tool to provide more insight into the traffic unregistered domains receive.

Keep This in Mind When Judging a Registry?s Success
I often hear and read critical and/or snide comments about various non-.com domain registries and how many are presumed to be failures. Some people seem to think that if a registry doesn?t have millions of domain names registered and/or if the aftermarket for a particular registry?s domain names is weak, that the registry is a failure.

Overstock.com: We?d still really like O.com
Overstock.com pleads for single letter .com domains in VeriSign contract renewal.

APNIC Member and Stakeholder Survey
The 2012 APNIC Member and Stakeholder Survey is now available and is open from 7 to 31 May 2012.

ARIN Projects Survey Reminder
There is still time to share your feedback on potential new services and improvements at ARIN. In addition to our planned functionality, ARIN keeps track of community and internal recommendations for new services and improvements.

Netcraft Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in April 2012
The most reliable hosting company for April was Datapipe, which topped the table seven times in 2011. The company offers a wide range of hosting services and has been rapidly expanding into cloud computing during the past few months.

IDNX indicates dip in April, after March?s record-highs - Prices decline 2.1%, but domain market remains stable
According to IDNX, the domain name price index, April experienced a decline of 2.1% in the domain market. Although this is a dip as compared the record high prices of March 2012, the domain market has experienced nearly 22% growth over the past six months, meaning that April?s figures are still among the highest since summer 2011.

A Revamping of Bing in the Battle for Search Engine Supremacy
When Facebook goes public in the coming weeks, there will be a lot of winners. Among them is one of the stalwarts of the tech industry, Microsoft, which has a small stake in the company.

Microsoft's Bing search engines to use Facebook tips
Microsoft is revamping its Bing search engine to include advice from Facebook and other social media platforms.

Bing deepens Facebook integration, connecting searchers with friends
Microsoft is making yet another attempt to deeply integrate Facebook into its Bing search experience as a way to gain some ground on archrival Google.

Microsoft Redesigns Bing in Bid to Win Share From Google
Microsoft Corp. unveiled a new design for its Bing Internet search engine to make results more social by listing related functions and content from a user?s friends, without encroaching on regular query results.

Porn addiction can be unlearned: study
In the first study of its kind in Australia, University of Sydney researchers say they have uncovered the severe impact of porn addiction on users and their families.

Newsprint's salvation may be arriving at the weekend
The latest ABCs reveal how strong Saturday sales are compared with Monday to Friday. Perhaps blending free weekday digital content with a weekend print subscription could be the future

Internet Stirs Activism in Vietnam
As in many other authoritarian countries, the internet has opened up doors for dissent and social criticism, but in Vietnam, it also connects the diaspora and draws critiques of the country?s foreign relations.

nz: Bosses demanding Facebook access going too far, both sides say
Employer groups and unions agree that information people openly put online is fair game when vetting potential staff, but requiring a job-hunter to provide access to their private Facebook page is going too far.

Stakes are high as apps turn kids into gamblers
Children are using smartphones as gambling machines as they get increasingly bombarded with opportunities to gamble through phone apps and social media sites such as Facebook.

Can Your Child Find Porn on Your Phone?
... When I was interviewing parents for ?So How Do We Talk About This?? many said they had carefully set up parental controls on a home computer. But when I asked about the full range devices in their home like Wiis, PSPs, Nooks, and iPod Touches ? all of which can access the Web?few of the parents had closely considered trying to extend those controls.

uk: Police call on 'Twitter squad' to fight web bullies
Police chiefs are calling on users of online social networking sites to be the "eyes and ears" of officers to help combat the menace of 'trolls' who bully or abuse via the web.

uk: Internet porn: Cameron plan for default block 'unrealistic', say experts
Proposals for a default block on internet pornography have been criticised as impractical and potentially counterproductive by technology experts and civil liberties campaigners, setting them at loggerheads with groups such as the NSPCC ahead of a potentially stormy government consultation.

uk: Video Standards Council to take over games age ratings
The system by which video games are rated in the UK is to be made "simpler and stronger", the government has said.

uk: Changes to video game ratings regime could come into force in July, says Government
Retailers that sell video games classified as suitable for individuals aged 12 or over to children under that age could be imprisoned under changes being introduced to the UK's age-ratings regime, the Government has said.

uk: Statement from Peter Davies, ACPO lead on child protection and child abuse investigation and Chief Executive of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre
ACPO lead on child protection and child abuse investigation and Chief Executive of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre, Peter Davies, said:

us: FTC Chair Open to Giving Kids Eraser Option
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz said Thursday he was open to a proposal to give children a way to delete personal information that they post on Facebook or other online sites.

au: Aussie cyber bullying film wins awards
An Australian educational film about cyber bullying has won two top international awards.

NetSafe wants tribunal for cyber-bullying [AAP]
NetSafe says about 75 adults report harassment and speech abuse on the internet to it each month, with abuse including fake online profiles and falsely soliciting sexual partners on swingers dating sites.

New Zealand government to make Internet "public place" in battle against cyber-bullies
The New Zealand government announced Friday that it will consider law changes to make cyberspace a "public place" in order to combat cyber-bullying.

nz: Govt to take stand on cyber-bullying [news release]
Justice Minister Judith Collins has asked the Law Commission to fast-track its recommendations for reducing the harm caused by cyber-bullying.

nz: Government to fast-track cyber-bullying report
The Government says it will fast-track a Law Commission report looking at ways of reducing the harm caused by cyber-bullying.

nz: Govt acts on cyber bullies
The Government is accelerating moves to fight cyber-bullying in a bid to limit its devastating effects on young people.

nz: Social media sites 'spur to suicide'
Text messaging and social media sites such as Bebo contributed to the spread of suicide in a spate of teen deaths, a New Zealand study has found.

nz: Principals call to search students' cellphones, laptops
Principals want the power to search students' cellphones and laptops to combat cyber-bullying.

Dutch court bans Pirate Party links to The Pirate Bay
The Netherlands' Pirate Party has been ordered to stop publicising ways to circumvent blocks to The Pirate Bay.

Apple drops iPad 'WiFi+4G' branding for the New iPad in Australia
Apple in Australia and some other countries has ceased branding its new iPad as 4G capable, instead using the term "WiFi + Cellular".

Apple strips '4G' claim from iPad marketing
Apple has succumbed to legal action and pressure from regulators in Australia and the UK and dropped the ?4G? label from marketing material concerning the sale of its third generation iPad tablet.

Three-quarters of smartphone owners use location-based services
Overview: A new report finds that 74% of smartphone owners use their phone to get real-time location-based information, and 18% use a geosocial service to ?check in? to certain locations or share their location with friends.

LTE's future: A scramble for spectrum, and creative data caps
LTE is an amazing technology?but spreading it across the world and letting smartphone owners use it to their hearts? content will be a major challenge on both technical and political fronts, a wireless technology researcher said at Interop Las Vegas.

Text spam driving you crazy? Here's how to fight back
... As you probably know, you are not really a winner of the day, you are the victim of mobile phone spam, a modern, insidious annoyance that is growing at an unacceptable rate.

eu: Mobile roaming costs cut again
Mobile phone roaming charges will fall again from July after a European parliament vote. The cuts are the latest step towards a European commission goal of reducing the gap between domestic and foreign call rates to virtually nothing by 2015.

Mobile roaming prices to plunge in EU
The cost of mobile roaming within the European Union is to fall dramatically over the next two years, due to a new regulation passed by the European Parliament on Thursday.

eu: New price caps for mobile data roaming expected to save families over ?200 each year and business travellers over ?1000 [news release]
>From 1 July 2012, the European Union's mobile roaming regulation will be extended to include price caps for data downloads which will mean significant savings for those using maps, email and social networks when travelling. For a typical businessperson travelling in the EU this will mean savings of over ?1000 per year. A family taking an annual holiday in another EU country can expect to save at least ?200.

FBI IC3 2011 Internet Crime Report Released - More Than 300,000 Complaints of Online Criminal Activity Reported in 2011 [news release]
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) today released the 2011 Internet Crime Report?an overview of the latest data and trends of online criminal activity. According to the report, 2011 marked the third year in a row that the IC3 received more than 300,000 complaints. The 314,246 complaints represent a 3.4 percent increase over 2010. The reported dollar loss was $485.3 million. As more Internet crimes are reported, IC3 can better assist law enforcement in the apprehension and prosecution of those responsible for perpetrating Internet crime.

Coons: Cybersecurity, IP enforcement don't need to undermine web freedom
Internet freedom and issues like cybersecurity and copyright enforcement are ?complementary, not contradictory,? Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., said on Thursday.

Facebook Proposes More Changes to Privacy Policy [IDG]
Facebook said on Friday that it intends to make further changes to its privacy policy in order to respond to an audit by the Irish government, but privacy advocates saw the move as an inadequate attempt to quell privacy concerns prior to Facebook's planned initial public offering.

Facebook privacy changes hint at ad ambitions
Facebook Inc, just days before it goes public, said it has revamped its privacy policy in a way that could broaden the reach of its advertising business through other websites.

Netherlands becomes world's second "net neutrality" country
A year ago, the former Dutch telecoms monopolist KPN unveiled a plan to make mobile users pay extra for data used by certain third-party apps, such as WhatsApp and Skype, that replaced KPN services like text messaging and voice calls. In response, the Dutch parliament quickly added net neutrality provisions to its telecommunications law. Tuesday, the Dutch senate at last approved the law, making the Netherlands the second country in the world (after Chile) with net neutrality written into statute.

Switzerland latest country to back away from ACTA
Switzerland has postponed signing a controversial international treaty that seeks to set minimum standards on the enforcement of intellectual property (IP) rights.

us: Internet Society Expresses Concern About Cybersecurity Legislation Currently Under Consideration in the United States [news release]
The Internet Society (ISOC) is concerned about cybersecurity legislation currently under consideration in the United States. ... While the Internet Society recognizes the need for national security, it is concerned about the potentially broad scope of CISPA and the consequent impact this legislation might have on users' rights, especially in relation to online privacy.

World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2012 [news release]
The World Summit on the Information Society Forum will this year welcome some 1,500 delegates from around the world, who will strive to define an effective review process to measure progress towards targets established in 2005 in Tunis at the UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).

UN telecoms report highlights how regulation can accelerate broadband roll-out [news release]
Fixed broadband subscriptions have more than doubled over the past five years to reach an estimated 591 million people around the world, the United Nations telecommunications agency said in a new report today, highlighting the importance of national regulation to accelerate the roll-out and stimulate digital development.

How Many Trademark Lawyers Does It Take To Screw In A Light Bulb?
Actually, no matter what the answer is to ?How many trademark lawyers does it takes to screw in a light bulb?? you can find way more than enough to answer even the most outrageous punch line, because they all are in one place this week, here in Washington, D.C. The importance that trademarks have assumed in the legal and business worlds of global commerce is pretty clear if up to ten thousand trademark lawyers gather all under one roof, all at the same time.

nz: New ISP abandons 'global mode'
A new ISP, which controversially allows customers to access overseas movie and TV online content usually blocked to New Zealanders, updates NBR ONLINE on its progress.

nz: Geo-block busting ISP gets thumbs up from Chapman Tripp
NBR ONLINE asked Chapman Tripp principal Justin Graham for his comment on FYX's new internet service. The new ISP lets New Zealanders beat geographic restrictions on US commercial download providers such as Netflix.

New ISP offers Kiwis a "global mode" to bypass geo-blocking
Those living in smaller markets like New Zealand might feel like second-class customers on the Web, as desirable services like Hulu and Netflix often exclude them at launch (and sometimes for years afterward).

IXPs and CDNs Critical to the Future of Competitive Broadband Internet by Bill St. Arnaud
We continue to see consolidation in the broadband market and various games played by the cablecos and telcos to thwart competition or undermine network neutrality. Until regulators create true structural separation between infrastructure and service providers the chances of seeing genuine broadband competition are slim. It is interesting to note telecom regulators in North America have imposed structural separation in the past.

China telecoms take on the world
China is positioning the home-grown telecoms giant ZTE to take on global market leaders such as Apple, Samsung and Nokia.

David Goldstein

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