China’s OnePlus partners Foxconn to assemble smartphones in India

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Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus on Monday said it has partnered with Foxconn to assemble its phones in the Taiwanese company’s factory in Andhra Pradesh by the end of this year. Foxconn, known for making Apple Inc.’s iPhones and iPads, will make the Chinese company’s new devices in its 30,000 sq…. Read more »

Singtel to build $282m new data centre; on road to becoming leading Asia player with 13 facilities

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Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) has announced its intention to develop a SG$400 million ($282.63 million) Tier 3-Plus data centre in the southwestern area of the city-state’s Jurong district. The data centre will span a gross floor area of 570,000 square feet, with a completion date project to be in Q3 2016. Singtel highlighted an… Read more »


How Norway’s Telenor survived telecom turmoil in India

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For Norway’s Telenor ASA, a little over three years after it entered India, the choices were stark: quit the world’s second-largest telecom market and write off its billion-dollar investment, or pivot to a stripped-down but risky survival strategy. It decided to stay. Telenor still had to write down more than… Read more »


India: Smartphones maker Mircomax invests in price comparison platform Scandid

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Smartphones maker Micromax Informatics Ltd on Wednesday said it has invested in Scandid, a mobile-first product and savings discovery platform, for an undisclosed amount. Launched in June 2012, Scandid is a free mobile shopping discovery and price comparison app that helps customers compare prices and discover discounts across e-commerce platforms… Read more »


Samsung Electronics struggles to find fix for smartphone woes

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More than a year into the overhaul of its smartphone lineup, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has yet to find a way to reverse a slide in market share or margins, clouding its growth outlook and fuelling investor impatience. The world’s largest handset maker is forecast on Wednesday to guide for… Read more »


Singtel to help govt strengthen cyber security in Singapore

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Singapore Telecommunications Ltd said it plans to work with the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore to strengthen the country’s cyber security capabilities, as the wealthy city-state grapples with a rise in online crime. Singtel said it a statement it would work with the agency in research and development and to… Read more »


Indonesia XL Axiata to prepay, convert debt to avoid currency volatility

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As part of its efforts to stave off currency related risks, Indonesia’s major mobile telecom player PT XL Axiata Tbk (EXCL) is refinancing, converting and extending the payment part of its US dollar denominated debts, according to a company filing to the Indonesian Stock Exchange. Also Read : Indonesia telecom player XL Axiata to… Read more »


PH firm Globe Telecom raises $152m debt to push network expansion plans

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Seeking to further boost its network capacities in the Philippines, Globe Telecom Inc has completed loan term deals of up to $152 million.


Indonesia: Ooredoo to invest $477m for Indosat’s 4G launch in November

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PT Indosat Tbk (ISAT), Indonesia third largest mobile operator based on number of subscribers, is set to launch its fourth generation (4G) service in November. To support the plan, a unit of Qatar telecommunication firm Ooredoo will set aside capital expenditure Rp 7 trillion ($477 million) in 2016. Also Read… Read more »


Asus partners Taiwan’s Foxconn to manufacture smartphones in India

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Computer hardware, electronics and smartphone maker Asus India has partnered with Foxconn to manufacture smartphones at the latter’s facility at Sri City in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. The partnership will help Asus India, a subsidiary of Taiwanese computer hardware and electronics company Asus, strengthen its presence in the burgeoning Indian… Read more »