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SoftBank joins $25 billion investment plan for FIFA

SoftBank Group is part of a consortium of investors that are planning a $25 billion move to create international tournaments for soccer’s governing body...
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Etisalat, Singtel, SoftBank and Telefonica sign cyber security alliance

Etisalat, Singtel, SoftBank and Telefonica signed an agreement to create the first Global Telco Security Alliance to offer cyber security services to enterprises. The alliance...
Capex in West Africa

Mobile operators in West Africa to spend $8 bn towards Capex

Mobile operators in West Africa are expected to spend $8 billion towards Capex over the next two years expanding and upgrading their networks. Transition to...
Airtel India Santanu Bhattacharya

Airtel hires Santanu Bhattacharya to develop AI-driven products

Bharti Airtel announced the appointment of Santanu Bhattacharya as its chief data scientist -- responsible for leveraging data science capabilities and deep analytics to...
Airtel speed in India vs Reliance Jio

Airtel has the fastest mobile network, says Ookla speedtest report

Ookla’s speedtest report rated Airtel as the fastest mobile network in India during Q3 and Q4 of 2017. Sunil Mittal promoted Airtel achieved a speed...
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VEON CEO Jean-Yves Charlier to resign

VEON CEO Jean-Yves Charlier has decided to resign from the telecom operator after spending three years at the top position. Jean-Yves Charlier was instrumental in...
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Airtel grabs over 50% of Aircel customers beating Reliance Jio

Bharti Airtel said over 2 million Aircel customers, representing nearly 50 percent across India, and 60 percent of Aircel customers in Assam and North...
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India’s fixed broadband speed improves: Ookla

Fixed broadband download speed in India has gone up from average speeds of 18.82 Mbps in November 2017 to 20.72 Mbps in February 2018,...
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Airtel to set up 6,000 mobile sites in Assam and North East

Bharti Airtel announced that it will make significant investments to set up 6,000 mobile sites to expand its operations and network across Assam and...
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TIM: Vivendi CEO Arnaud de Puyfontaine and other directors resigned

Telecom Italia (TIM) board of directors have resigned ahead of the company’s annual general meeting on 24 April, the company said in a statement. Activist...
Idea and Vodafone deals

Vodafone and Idea announce leadership team under CEO Balesh Sharma

Vodafone and Idea Cellular announced the leadership team for the combined telecom business in India. The new management team will takeover the leadership position after...
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Vivendi open to alternative strategy for Telecom Italia

Vivendi said it’s ready to support an alternative strategy to boost Telecom Italia’s share price, as Elliott Advisors pushes for a shakeup, Reuters reported....
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Minimum mobile data speed becoming a non-starter in India?

TRAI has received several comments towards its consultation paper on mobile data speed under wireless broadband plans indicating that most telecom operators do not...
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Elliott picks Telecom Italia stake to revise strategy: Reuters

Elliott Advisors has built a stake in Telecom Italia (TIM) in a move that could challenge the way top investor Vivendi runs Italy’s biggest...
China Unicom for mobile users

China phone users to get major tariff cut on Internet

China Mobile and China Unicom, two prominent telecom operators in China, will offer more free Internet access, reduce mobile data tariffs, enhance network speed,...
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GSMA, Airtel, Idea and Vodafone on National Telecom Policy 2018

TRAI has received inputs from stakeholders including Airtel, Idea Cellular, Vodafone and GSMA, among others for the formulation of National Telecom Policy – 2018. Indian...

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