Global telcos vie for stake in Vietnam’s MobiFone

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Several European and Asian carriers are in the race to pick up a minority strategic stake in Vietnam’s second largest mobile operator MobiFone before its proposed listing in 2015, a banker tracking the development, and declined to be named, said. Norway’s Telenor ASA , which recently began rolling out mobile… Read more »

Globe Telecom offers Google apps for business to SMEs

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Google by-certified telco reseller, Globe Telecom, has launched a full suite of productivity tools from the search engine giant Google, offering it to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (mSMEs) in Philippines. Dubbed Google Apps for Business, the new service is designed to help people work from anywhere on any device…. Read more »


Last minute hotel booking app launches in Myanmar

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“A couple years back, Myanmar was uncharted territory,” said CEO and CoFounder of the startup company Tomas Laboutka. “Now the country is booming with new hotels opening up constantly. We wanted to make sure we could serve our customers travelling in the region by offering the best rates in the… Read more »


P1 to compete in telco space

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With a strategic partnership to jointly roll out 4G LTE services and products, Packet One Networks Sdn Bhd (P1) stands to become a contender in the Malaysian telecommunications sector soon. Its tripartite partnership with Telekom Malaysia and SK Telecom, through the holding company Green Packet Berhad, will place the broadband… Read more »


Square valued at $6b after raising $150m, led by Singapore Govt

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Mobile payment startup Square has raised $150 million, valuing the company at $6 billion, and the new round of venture financing was led by the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, according to the New York Times.  The report also that previous investors Goldman Sachs and Rizvi Traverse Management also participated… Read more »