New iPhone 6s to hit stores today in test for Apple

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The new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus arrive in stores and at consumers’ doorsteps on Friday, kicking off a sales cycle that will be scrutinized for signs of how much juice Apple’s marquee product has left. Apple has a tough act to follow after the success of the iPhone 6,… Read more »

Indonesia’s Aplikasinusa Lintasarta launches Owlexa Healthcare

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Indonesia’s PT Aplikasinusa Lintasarta, a data communication and internet service provider, owned by the second largest telecom company PT Indosat Tbk (ISAT) has launched digital health service called Owlexa Healthcare. Also Read: Twitter, Indosat launch TwitBuy service for Indonesia President director of Lintasarta Arya Damar said in a statement that during the… Read more »


Reliance Games sells 10% stake in Zapak to Chinese firm Lead Eastern Group

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Reliance Games, the mobile gaming division of the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani promoted Reliance Entertainment Group, will sell 10% stake in its mobile gaming company, Zapak Mobile Games Pvt. Ltd, to Lead Eastern Group of China for $15 million to create and market mobile games globally. Separately, Reliance Games, Lead Eastern… Read more »


Singtel Optus to raise $150m from note issue

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Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel), through its subsidiary Singtel Optus, is coming out with a $150-million notes issue. The seven-year, fixed-rate note will be issued on September 29, 2015. Optus, the second largest telecommunications firm in the Australian market, will be guaranteeing the notes alongside certain subsidiaries within the Singtel Group. Currently, Singtel maintains a market… Read more »


Telkom-Telstra telecom JV starts operations in Indonesia

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Indonesia’s largest telecom firm PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk (TLKM) and Australia’s Telstra have kick-started the operation of their joint-venture company TelkomTelstra, which is aimed at tapping the growing telecom application and services market across Indonesia and the region. TelkomTelstra has launched a customer experience centre in Jakarta to introduce potential customers… Read more »


India: Govt makes $453m from first batch of Phase 3 FM radio auctions

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HT Media Ltd, the owner of the Fever FM radio station, outspent rivals to win 10 licences, including one for the sole available frequency in Delhi, in the electronic auctions for private FM radio. The company spent Rs.340 crore in the auctions that concluded on 8 September. Entertainment Network India… Read more »


Indian mobile ad tech firm InMobi, China’s APUS join hands for global growth

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Mobile advertising technology company InMobi Technologies Pvt. Ltd said it has partnered with Chinese app developer APUS Group to help it grow in India and access its more than 200 million users across the world. Beijing-based APUS helps users of cheap smartphones based on Google’s Android operating system improve their… Read more »


India: 4G data to trigger next big ad war

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The launch of high-speed 4G data services is set to become the next high-stakes battleground for telecom companies, and media buyers are expecting operators such as Bharti Airtel Ltd, Vodafone India Ltd and Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (R-Jio) to spend millions of dollars on advertising over the next few months… Read more »


British telco New Call gets FIPB nod to acquire India’s Wi-Fi provider Ozone Networks

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British telco New Call Telecom has got Foreign Investments Promotion Board’s (FIPB) approval to acquire India’s public Wi-Fi provider Ozone Networks. The size of the deal, however, remains undisclosed. New Call originally announced its intention to acquire Ozone in February this year. Founded in 2008, Ozone Networks operates the largest… Read more »


Indonesia Dealbook : Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 to be produced locally; Smartfren ties up with Nokia; KompasGramedia joins hands with Brightcove

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  Indonesian sectors of telecom and media saw several new developments with Samsung Electronics Indonesia manufacturing Galaxy Note 5 locally in a bid to fullfill the new in Indonesian legal contnet limit in mobile devices (20 per Icent). Local operator PT Smartfren Telecom Tbk (FREN) has joined hands with Finland’s Nokia to… Read more »