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SK Planet Venture To Boost M-VAS

South Korea's SK Telecom has reportedly agreed to establish a joint venture with Indonesian mobile network operator XL Axiata as part of its ongoing efforts to develop a pan-Asian mobile content and...

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Omantel Builds Another Submarine Cable

On May 18 2013 Omantel announced an agreement to build a new submarine cable called the 'Bay of Bengal Gateway' (BBG) and linking Oman to Singapore, with landing sites in the UAE, India, Sri Lanka...

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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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