Telenor shuffles Asia management team, names new CEOs for Myanmar, Thailand

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Digi Malaysia current CEO Albern Murty will join Telenor Group’s executive management team and will be responsible for the Developed Asia cluster.

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Airtel’s Kenyan unit abandons plan to merge with Telkom

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Airtel and Telkom Kenya were planning to merge to create a stronger challenger to Safaricom.


Military-backed Mytel becomes fourth telecom operator to launch services in Myanmar

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Telecom International Myanmar Company Limited, the company behind Mytel, is a joint venture between Myanmar government-owned Star High Public Co Ltd, a consortium comprising 11 Myanmar companies, and Vietnamese telecom company Viettel. 


India’s RCom plans $2.68b asset sale to Jio, Brookfield in next few weeks

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The move follows a settlement with Ericsson for partial payment of dues owed by RCom to the Swedish company.


Vietnam’s Viettel, partners to launch Myanmar’s first 4G network

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Viettel has already invested in 10 countries across Asia, Africa and America.


Malaysia: Axiata says eyeing acquisitions, mulling IPO for tower unit

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Axiata’s telco tower infrastructure business is managed by its subsidiary edotco Group, which operates a portfolio of 27,000 towers across Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Pakistan and Myanmar.


Singtel acquires remaining 2% stake in US cybersecurity firm Trustwave

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Singtel had, in September 2015, acquired 98 per cent equity in Trustwave for $770 million.


Malaysia: Maybank unit completes acquisitions; Naza to set up 1,000 telecom towers

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Maybank Asset Management Group Bhd has announced that it has completed the acquisition of both the fund management firms of Permodalan Nasional Bhd.


TPG said to pursue deal to create Myanmar’s biggest tower owner

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TPG-backed Apollo Towers Myanmar is seeking to merge with rival Pan Asia Majestic Eagle.


Bharti Airtel plans Africa unit IPO in bid to pare $4.6b debt

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India’s top wireless operator plans to raise as much as $1.5 billion by listing a quarter of equity in its Africa unit by early 2019 in either London or South Africa.