Philippines plans to announce new telecoms player in June

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Now Corp and Philippine Telegraph and Telephone Corp, have publicly said they are planning to bid.

China’s Huawei leads 5G networks charge by forging ties with global telecom players

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Deals to start building 5G networks are still largely a year away, but Huawei has signed 25 MoUs with telecom operators.


Axiata says no ongoing re-merger talks with Telekom Malaysia

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Axiata said it instead plans to focus on further collaboration with Telekom Malaysia, with which it parted ways in 2008.


India: RCom agrees to share Reliance Jio deal information with offshore investors

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RCom and Reliance Jio have not disclosed the exact valuation of the deal yet.


India: Debt-laden RCom shareholders approve assets sale to Reliance Jio

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RCom said its debt and liabilities would reduce by about Rs25,000 crore via debt prepayment and transfer of its wireless assets to Jio.


Idea Vodafone merger savings to cross $10b, says Aditya Birla’s CFO

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The benefits accruing out of the Idea-Vodafone merger will increase on account of savings made by both Idea Cellular and Vodafone India.


Defying security concerns, China’s ZTE says is trusted partner of US customers

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In 2012, Huawei and ZTE were the subject of a U.S. investigation into whether their equipment provided an opportunity for foreign espionage.


XL Axiata to invest $500m in pay TV, broadband, fixed line businesses

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The announcement by XL Axiata comes after the company exited the e-commerce business in 2017 when it pulled out of its e-commerce platform Elevenia. 


Singtel invests $412m more in Bharti Telecom, raises effective stake in India’s largest carrier to 39.5%

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This marks the second time in under two years that Singtel has increased its holding in Bharti Telecom, thus raising its effective stake in India’s largest carrier. In August 2016, Singtel had increased its holding in the telco’s parent Bharti Telecom by 7.39% for around $659 million. 


Japan’s SoftBank to acquire majority stake in Line’s mobile unit

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Line said SoftBank would hold a 51% stake in the mobile business after the issuance of new shares, with Line holding the remaining 49%.