Axiata arm edotco ends deals to buy tower assets from Pakistan Mobile

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The transaction was terminated due to the non-fulfillment of certain conditions.

India’s NCLT gives its nod to Idea-Vodafone unit merger

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Idea Cellular and Vodafone have cleared the last regulatory hurdle to merge their operations in India, opening the way for the creation of a new market leader in the fiercely competitive market.


India: DoT seeks $232m to clear way for Airtel-Tikona merger

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Airtel has, however, approached the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) seeking a stay on the DoT demand.


Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten unveils plan to fight Amazon, SoftBank

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The new mobile business, slated for debut next year, will tie together the company’s disparate portfolio of about 80 different services.


Reliance Jio raises $214m via private placement of NCDs

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Reliance Jio will use the proceeds to expand its operations in the GigaFiber segment.


Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi loses post-IPO sheen

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For Xiaomi, the real battle revolves around growing services income — its main source of profit. While it’s made advances in China with its own video, music and finance apps, those businesses barely exist elsewhere.


Singtel taps Bank of America to assess potential bid for Australia’s Amaysim

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A deal for Amaysim, which leases the wireless network owned by the Singapore carrier’s local subsidiary, would give Singtel access to the operator’s more than 1.1 million mobile subscribers.


Singtel-backed Advanced, Total Access win Thai mobile licenses for $754m

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The permit will help Telenor ASA-backed Total Access Communication ensure continuity of service as some of the operator’s concessions expire in September.


Axiata’s edotco acquires tower assets for $34.5m in north Malaysia

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The acquisition will allow edotco to expand its presence and improve the operational efficiency of tower infrastructure in Kedah.


Vodafone, Idea pay $1.05b to India’s DoT for merger

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The telecom department gave conditional approval for the Vodafone-Idea merger and asked the companies to meet the demand raised for taking the deal on record.