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As the Indian government steps up efforts to address overcrowding in the nation's telecom sector, reports have surfaced that many mobile executives have given up on the segment altogether.
 
India's Department of Telecom has asked regulator Trai to review existing M&A guidelines, Times News Network

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Commonwealth Bank of Australia has teased the nation's first NFC payment service for iPhones, getting around the lack of an integrated NFC chip by including one in an accompanying phone cover.
 
Australia's incumbent bank reve

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A leading analyst tips Web movie subscription firm Netflix to rock the UK market when it launches there early 2012, but not to dominate the territory as it has in the US and Latin America.
 
Nick Thomas, principal TV and digital media analyst at Informa Telecoms & Media, believes existing players in the UK will prove tough competition for the US company, leaving

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Japan's KDDI has reported a 4.8% increase in Q3 profit to 68.19 billion yen ($896.6 million), but has maintained its forecast of a 2% decrease in profit for the full year.

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Android will account for the majority of Asia's swelling smartphone sales in 2011, a research firm predicts, but faces escalating competition at the low-end.
 
Smartphone sales are forecast to account for around a quarter of handset sales in Asia-Pacific during the year, with shipments growing 56% from 2010, ABI Research forecasts.
 
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ZTE has revealed plans to sell out of its controlling stake in its service provider joint venture in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo-Chine Telecom.
 
The Chinese telecom vendor said it will sell the 51% stake in the GSM operator to France Telecom's Orange in a transaction worth around $10 million.
 
Announcing the sale, ZTE CEO Shi

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Google is considering expanding on its experiment to roll out a 1Gbps fiber network in parts of the US with a similar project

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Nokia swung to a pre-tax loss of €151 million ($207.9 million) in the third quarter, as lower sales in its devices and navigation businesses offset growth at its Nokia-Siemens infrastructure joint venture.
 
The vendor’s net income fell from a profit of €322 million in 3Q10 as revenue from its devices and services division fell by a quarter year-on-y

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Samsung has been reported to have achieved a milestone in the September quarter by beating Apple in terms of smartphone shipments.
 
An unnamed source told the Wall Street Journal that Samsung shipped over

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Operators in the United States are customizing the mobile experience for the deaf and hearing impaired, but only a handful of operators in Asia appear to be listening to the needs of this segment.
 
Late last month, Singapore’s M1 took a step toward catering to the needs hearing-impaired by

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