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DoT Proposes BSNL, MTNL Merger

The Indian Department of Telecom (DoT) has proposed plans to merge state-owned and loss making telecoms operators Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) into...

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VimpelCom Exits Cambodia, Laos Next?

Russia's Vimpel Communications (VimpelCom) announced on April 19 that it has sold its entire indirect stake in Sotelco (branded as Beeline Cambodia) to its local partner Huot Vanthan. The possibility...

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Vodafone Plans Nationwide M-Pesa Launch

After signing a pact to drive financial inclusion in India in January 2011, Vodafone India and ICICI Bank finally launched mobile money transfer and payment service M-Pesa in the eastern parts of the...

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Spotify's Asia Expansion Sounds Right

Sweden-based Spotify announced on April 16 that its music streaming service has been made available in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore as well as Mexico, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Iceland. The...

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