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The Philippines’ Globe Telecom has asked the country’s regulator to develop a domestic IP peering policy.
 
IP peering is similar to the interconnection platform used be local operators to route calls and texts to one another.
 
According to the Manila Times, Globe

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SingTel's share of Bharti Airtel's losses in Africa led to a decline in profit for the company's fourth quarter.
 
SingTel said its net profit fell 2% to S$992 million ($802 million), but that excluding the impact of Bharti Africa profit would have grown 1%.
 
The performance

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The European Commission dominated proceedings this week with declarations on child protection, mobile networks and net neutrality, while Chinese equipment vendors profited on handset sales.
 
Research showing a quarter of children aged 9 to 16 years leave social network profiles open to all put operators in the EC’s crosshairs.

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The two major shareholders in the Philippines' Globe Telecom have no intention of giving up on the business despite the prospect of a duopoly.
 
The chairman of Ayala Corp told ABS-CBN News that the Ayala conglomerate, along with its partner SingTel, rem

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VNPT EPAY will soon allow its customers to perform international remittances via a connection to BICS’ global remittance hub.
 
This collaboration will make VNPT EPAY - the electronic payment arm of Vietnam’s state-owned VNPT - the first firm in Vietnam to introduce cross-border payments via mobile.
 
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With the likes of Google, Apple and even Facebook taking the lead in the mobile advertising space, operators seeking a share of the pie have to resort to innovative methods to capture audiences’ attentions.
 
Turning an ignorant eye toward mobile advertising would be, quite simply, akin to sweeping dust under the carpet.
 
Operators

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Innovation has not traditionally been associated with mobile broadband pricing.  But that is changing. 

Increasingly, operators in Asia Pacific are implementing charging models for small-screen and big-screen mobile broadband services that are designed to either maintain customer loyalty or extract additional ARPU from subscribers.

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Nicole McCormick, Ovum
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TA Mar 2011
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201103

The TV images of a distraught father talking to his daughter trapped in a collapsed building soon after the recent Christchurch, New Zealand, earthquakes still bring chills down my spine. When the call dropped the poor man became distraught because he had not been able to get her location in order to go and save her.

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Tony Poulos
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South Korea’s SK Telecom, Korea Telecom and LG U+ will be working together to create a single Korea-specific Wholesale Application Community (WAC) platform scheduled to go live later this year.
 
The project will be supported by consulting, integrating and project management

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Vietnam's Viettel has won Peru's fourth mobile operating license.

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