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The already popular iPhone from Apple could see a further boost to its sales this year with help from China Telecom and Japan’s KDDI.
 
According to market research firm iSuppli, iPhone shipments could be boosted by up to 12.1 million units in 2011 if the CDMA version of the device is carried by Verizon Wireless and other CDMA carriers around the world.
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Skype has revealed it is still up and running in China, despite reports the government is cracking down on VoIP services not offered by the three major state-owned operators.
 
“Skype is not banned [in China],” company spokeswoman Jennifer Caukin

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Tata Teleservices and Aircel have reportedly submitted the only bids under MTNL's offer to share its 3G network with the two highest payers. 
 
The Chinese government

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Indian operator Bharti Airtel and China Telecom have lit up an underground terrestrial fiber network linking the two countries and creating India’s third international gateway.
 
The 40-Gbps link, which runs across the Nathula border between Siliguri and Yadong, was constructed by both carriers within their respective territories, and promises customers transi

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Chinese video site Youku.com made the biggest IPO gain of any US stock in five years, surging 160% to $33.44 in its Nasdaq debut.
 

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Mobile number portability is suddenly growing in Asia again, with India starting the service in one region while Thailand plans for a launch in Bangkok on mid-December.
 
India's new communications minister, Kapil Sibal, yesterday launched MNP in the Haryana region and revealed plans to implement it nationwide on January 20.
 
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China is running its first mobile number portability (MNP) trial, offering free number transfer between operators for the next six months.
 
The trial, involving all three Chinese cellcos, began this week in Tianjin in north China and Hainan Island in the south, the MI

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Hoping to mimic Apple’s success with the App Store, mobile operators around the world are building their own application stores.

Among them is China Unicom, the nation's second largest mobile operator with 162 million subscribers. Unicom launched its WoStore early this month to compete with Mobile Market from China Mobile and eStore from China Telecom.

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This week a $39 billion scandal engulfed Indian telecom, while the Beatles finally made it to iTunes.
 
Indian telecom minister A Raja resigned over the allocation of 2G licenses two years ago, reportedly costing the government up to $39 billion by not holding an auction. 

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In the latest US-China internet flap, a US congressional body has accused China Telecom of hijacking critical web traffic for a brief period.
 
The US-China Economic and Security Review Commission said that as a result of incorrect routing data sent by the Chinese telco, traffic to and from major corporate and government sites had been redirected through China for 18

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