From telegraph to video games, 139-year-old Singtel reinvents itself for millennials

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The foray into gaming is its strategy to diversify from traditional businesses where competition is toughening.

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Singtel partners Razer, Sea to launch Asia e-sports league in digital content push

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Singtel, which has a market capitalization of about $40 billion, has sought to grow in new industries as competition encroaches on its traditional businesses.


Alibaba in negotiations with BT for cloud partnership in Europe push

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Alibaba Cloud has expanded fast beyond China in a direct challenge to Amazon Web Services, the e-commerce giant’s division that dominates cloud computing.


Trump seeks to block China Mobile’s US entry citing security concerns

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The Chinese government could use links established by China Mobile for economic espionage and intelligence collection, notes a filing by a US government-linked agency.


Reliance Jio raises $1b term loan from Korea Trade Insurance

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Reliance Jio said the term loan facility will finance the procurement of goods and services from Samsung Electronics and Ace Technologies.


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.


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.