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Mention 3G and what comes to mind is either developed countries with 3G networks well in place or emerging markets seeking to build the required infrastructure.
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India’s GDP will grow by 162 billion rupees ($3.6 billion) for every percentage point increase in mobile broadband penetration through 2015, research firm Analysys Mason claims.
 
The firm predicts that allocating

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Indian mobile operators are putting the finishing touches on their 3G launch strategies, with Tata

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Bharti Airtel has become the third private carrier in India to announce 3G launch plans, revealing its services will go live by the year-end.
 
The operator will offer services in all thirteen circles where it won a 3G license, and said it is in advanced talks with other carriers regarding

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UAE-based Emirates Telecom is seeking more than $9b in loans to finance its purchase of a stake in Kuwaiti telco Zain, Bloomberg reports.
 
Worldwide PC shipments in the third quarter

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Hutchison Whampoa’s global 3G business remains in the red despite cutting its losses in the first half.
 
The group, which runs services in five European markets and Australia, posted a loss before interest and tax of HK$998 million, an 82% improvement over last year.
 
It predicted positive EBIT over the full year, pointing to 24% l

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Telecom operators are once more buying network equipment, with the global market expected to grow again from 2011 onwards, says Dell’Oro..
 
The research firm said total sales will hit $43 billion by end 2014 – their highest level since 2008 – fuelled by a surge in demand for W-CDMA equipment

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Taiwan incumbent Chunghwa Telecom will establish a business on the Chinese mainland.
 
The new business will have $6 million in capital and start operations in the first quarter of 2011, focusing on 3G value added services and IT services such as energy conservation and ITS (Intelligent Transportation

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Thailand’s 3G licensing plan will become enshrined in law next week, paving way for a spectrum auction in September.
 
The National Telecommunications Commission’s 3G plan is expected to be published in the Royal Gazette late next week, according to Credit Suisse.
 
Following this, the 3G blueprint becomes law.
 

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