FASTTAKES: GTL, LGE, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India

Staff writer
14 Jan 2010

Listed Indian tower firm GTL Infrastructure has reportedly agreed to buy Aircel’s tower assets for $1.8b in a deal which will boost its tower count to 32,000.

Domestic shipments of mobile and PHS handsets in Japan fell 10% to 3.1m units in the year to November, according to the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association.

LG Electronics is aiming for a double-digit share of the global smartphone device market by end-2012.

Bharti Airtel added another 2.85m customers in December, with Vodafone India amassing 2.79m net adds for the month, according to latest figures from the Cellular Operators Association of India.

Licensing of the 2.6 GHz spectrum band will be critical to unlocking the benefits of global scale economies in mobile broadband , according to a new report by research firm Global View Partners in partnership with the GSM Association.

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