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Bharti Airtel becomes India’s first mobile operator to launch 4G (but initially dongle-only)

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India’s 4G mobile broadband revolution has begun after Bharti Airtel became the first operator to introduce 4G services, as its unveiled its next-generation network in Kolkotta today. Due to the low number of compatible handsets, Airtel’s network is for initially for dongles and available in Kolkotta only, as CEO Sanjay Kapoor...
Bharti Airtel becomes India’s first mobile operator to launch 4G (but initially dongle-only)

Qualcomm to Sell Indian Broadband Operation to Bharti Airtel by 2014

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Bharti Airtel has invested about US$165 million to acquire a 49 percent stake in Qualcomm's Indian entities that hold broadband wireless licenses, with the......
Qualcomm to Sell Indian Broadband Operation to Bharti Airtel by 2014

Shazam lands partnership with Indian music streaming service Saavn

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Fast growing music discovery service Shazam today announced it will partner with Saavn, the Indian music streaming service. The partnership will allow Indian listeners to discover new artists via Shazam’s music-identification mobile app in conjunction with Saavr’s library of over 1 million South Asian songs. The collaboration serves as yet...
Shazam lands partnership with Indian music streaming service Saavn

Bharti Airtel first to deploy LTE in India, launching in Kolkata this month

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It's beginning on a very limited basis, but Bharti Airtel is achieving a rather significant milestone in India: it's set to become the very first operator to deploy LTE service within the country. Having won spectrum for four markets nearly two years ago, the company will debut its ZTE-built...
Bharti Airtel first to deploy LTE in India, launching in Kolkata this month

Ghana mobile firms offer free insurance to keep customers hanging on | Mark Tran

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In Africa, microinsurance offers poor people a financial cushion in case of catastrophe while winning loyalty to mobile operatorsHanging on to customers can be a nightmare for mobile phone operators, particularly in Africa where users juggle different phones or sim cards on a daily basis to get the cheapest rates.So...
Ghana mobile firms offer free insurance to keep customers hanging on | Mark Tran

Second Indian ISP reportedly blocks video and torrent sites, citing a “court order”

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We recently reported that Indian Internet service provides (ISP) Reliance Communication had begun blocking video sites like Vimeo and certain torrent services , and now rival Airtel is now doing the same, citing a court order. Both ISPs are said to be preventing customers from accessing a range of popular sites, including...
Second Indian ISP reportedly blocks video and torrent sites, citing a “court order”

Co-Founders Of Mo De, A Mobile Micro Credit Company From Kenya, Wins The IBM SmartCamp

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I am not one to write about award recipients but I find it pretty awesome that the founders of Mo De, a mobile micro finance company from Kenya, won the IBM SmartCamp entrepreneur of the year award this week in New York. Julian Kyula and Josphat K. Kinyua started Mo De...
Co-Founders Of Mo De, A Mobile Micro Credit Company From Kenya, Wins The IBM SmartCamp

Facebook partners with 18 global operators to offer free/discounted mobile data usage

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Facebook has continued to push its Messenger apps for mobile after it announced a deal to bring free and discounted data access for the apps to customers of 18 operators across 14 countries. The deal is an aggressive but industry-backed one to offer an alternative to SMS and promote mobile...
Facebook partners with 18 global operators to offer free/discounted mobile data usage

Facebook, 18 Carriers Partner To Use Discounted Messages To Lure New Users, Data Customers

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Facebook is deepening its relationships with carriers in emerging markets today with a deal that would bring free or discounted data access for people who use Facebook Messages. The company has done these types of win-win deals in the past. Carriers get to give their customers access to what is...
Facebook, 18 Carriers Partner To Use Discounted Messages To Lure New Users, Data Customers
Indian ISP Airtel fined for inappropriately blocking websites

Indian operator Bharti wants slice of Google and Facebook's revenue pie

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Indian operator Bharti Airtel has raised the prickly issue of net neutrality with social networks, after a senior executive at the telecom giant claimed that Web-based companies should share revenues in exchange for using operators’ expensive infrastructure. Speaking to The Hindu’s Business Line supplement, Jagbir Singh, Director of Network Services Group, called...
Indian operator Bharti wants slice of Google and Facebook's revenue pie

iPhone 3GS Coming to India via Airtel

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Airtel PR just sent me an email note saying that Airtel would be selling the iPhone 3GS in India in the coming months (no exact dates yet). Bharti Airtel and Apple to Bring iPhone 3GS to India New Delhi, March 19, 2010: Bharti Airtel and Apple have reached an agreement...
iPhone 3GS Coming to India via Airtel

Last week in Asia: Yahoo-Alibaba agree deal, India’s Bharti ups 4G ante, SingTel buys food site and more

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Welcome to the latest Last Week in Asia round-up, our selection of the key stories and developments from across Asia’s growing technology and Internet spaces. China Top story: Yahoo and Alibaba Reach Agreement on Comprehensive Plan for Alibaba Stake Following much speculation, the struggling US firm finally announced a deal to sell a significant part of its...
Last week in Asia: Yahoo-Alibaba agree deal, India’s Bharti ups 4G ante, SingTel buys food site and more

A Big Year for Apple's iPhone in India

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AirtelNow that it’s carved some significant inroads into China, the world’s largest mobile market, Apple is turning its attention to the second largest as well: India. In the fourth quarter, iPhone shipments to India were about three to four times what they were in the third quarter, according to new...
A Big Year for Apple's iPhone in India

Global Mobile Subscriptions To Rise To 8.9BN By 2017 -- With 80% Of Them In The Developing World, Says Strategy Analytics

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A huge theme of this year’s Mobile World Congress tradeshow, which took place last week, was connecting the “next billions” to the mobile Internet. Looking at the chart above it’s not hard to see why. It’s both a huge opportunity for carriers, mobile makers and app developers, and inevitably...
Global Mobile Subscriptions To Rise To 8.9BN By 2017 -- With 80% Of Them In The Developing World, Says Strategy Analytics

Facebook and 18 carriers to offer discounted mobile messaging data in 14 countries

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Shooting the breeze using Facebook's mobile messaging service is about to get a lot cheaper. The social network is teaming up with 18 carriers in 14 countries to provide free or heavily discounted data to its customers. That way, you'll be able to keep talking about who said what...
Facebook and 18 carriers to offer discounted mobile messaging data in 14 countries

Facebook partners with mobile carriers to offer free data for Facebook messaging

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Facebook today announced partnerships with mobile operators around the world to provide free or discounted data access when subscribers use Facebook messaging. The social network has arrangements with 18 mobile operators in 14 countries to provide special pricing for usage of Messenger for Android, Messenger for iOS and Facebook for...
Facebook partners with mobile carriers to offer free data for Facebook messaging

Indian ISP Penalized For 'Overblocking' In Obeying Court Order To Try To Stop Infringement

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We've written a couple of times about Indian ISPs overblocking websites in response to vague court orders to try to prevent copyright infringement of a particular film. The responses seemed like massive overkill, such as blocking complete access to certain sites -- including sites like Vimeo -- that have perfectly...
Indian ISP Penalized For 'Overblocking' In Obeying Court Order To Try To Stop Infringement

Mobile Messaging Consolidates: Myriad Buys Struggling Synchronica For $38M

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Some consolidation afoot in the evolving world of mobile messaging: one messaging provider, Switzerland’s Myriad Group, is buying a UK-based rival, Synchronica, for £23.9 million (around $38 million), in what looks like an all-share deal. Myriad says the deal will make it one of the biggest providers of messaging services...
Mobile Messaging Consolidates: Myriad Buys Struggling Synchronica For $38M

Asian telecom giant SingTel sees 9% annual customer growth but revenue down 4.8% to $3.7b

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SingTel, one of the world’s largest telecom groups, has released its earnings for its fiscal third quarter, during which it says it saw “stable performance” across its businesses in Asia. The Singapore-based group — which owns controls domestic operator SingTel and Optus in Australia, among others — saw its total...
Asian telecom giant SingTel sees 9% annual customer growth but revenue down 4.8% to $3.7b
Facebook to offer free and discounted data on overseas carriers

Sasa Africa: Selling African heritage to the world online

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Sasa Africa, one of DEMO Africa’s 2012 top five startups, has launched an e-commerce platform to connect offline artisans with buyers online, using feature phones. The founders say they saw the need to promote African artefacts such as necklaces, bangles and other jewellery manufactured by locals and sell them to...
Sasa Africa: Selling African heritage to the world online

Resellers to open iPhone 5 sales in India today, despite no official word from Apple itself

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Apple has inked deals with new distributors in India to help it sell its iPhone 5, and it looks like they’re going into effect, as resellers have announced they will begin selling the handset today, The Times of India reports. Authorized resellers, presumably stocked by Apple’s new partners Ingram Micro...
Resellers to open iPhone 5 sales in India today, despite no official word from Apple itself

Bharti Infratel Prepares for IPO

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Bharti Infratel, the mobile tower unit of Bharti Airtel, plans to start gauging investor interest in a premarketing process Monday for its $1 billion initial public offering in India, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said....
Bharti Infratel Prepares for IPO

SingTel denies claims that it provided telecom services in India without a license

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SingTel has denied claims of wrongdoing after India’s telecom authorities launched an enquiry into claims that the Asian operator provided services in the country without holding necessary permits. Media yesterday reported that India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was investigating claims into whether SingTel and two Indian mobile operators — Bharti Airtel and...
SingTel denies claims that it provided telecom services in India without a license

How Airtel Gave India its First Open-wallet Mobile Service

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It would offer Airtel's customers the ability to make retail payments and do basic banking using their mobile phones and Airtel's network....
How Airtel Gave India its First Open-wallet Mobile Service
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