The Indian government has reportedly accepted a proposal from Vodafone to enter informal talks to resolve the long-running tax dispute over the operator's acquisition of Vodafone India.
 
The government and company have agreed to enter talks to work out a mutually agreeable set of criteria to settle the dispute, the Economic Times

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The Vietnamese government is considering a crackdown on OTT voice and messaging apps due to the threat they pose to the nation's mobile operators.
 
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said the government plans to develop policies in managing OTT communications services, Reuters

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With the dust still yet to settle from a threat to arrest anyone liking stories damaging to national security, Thailand’s e-cops have gone on the rampage again, asking to listen in on Line instant messaging and threatening western social media platforms with retaliation for their lack of cooperation.

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Anyone liking or sharing rumours of a coup on social media in Thailand is seen as damaging national security, and can be punished by up to 5 years in jail and 100,000 baht ($3,200) in fines.
 
Last week the political editor of TV station Thai PBS Sermsuk Kakisitpradit and three other Facebook users were summoned by police for writing and sharing news about a possible

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Thailand’s regulator has backed a government proposal to amend the 2010 Frequency Allocation Act in a way that would reverse years of hard-fought-for deregulation and re-empower the state telcos.

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The Obama administration has vetoed a US ITC decision ordering an import ban on some older iPhone and iPad models, citing concerns over the potential impact on competition.
 
US trade representative Michael Froman has overturned the ITC's decision.

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Indian regulator TRAI has launched a public consultation on the upcoming third attempt to reauction GSM and CDMA spectrum freed by the cancellation of 122 2G licenses in 2012.
 
The regulator has acknowledged that basing the reserve price for the prior auctions on the high bids from the $15 bill

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PT Indosat subsidiary IM2 has been fined 1.36 trillion rupiah ($136 million), and its former chief has been imprisoned for four years, for allegedly misappropriating 2.1-GHz spectrum.
 
Indonesia's Corruption Court handed down the sentence this week, Jakarta Post

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Just days after Myanmar's government awarded licenses to Ooredoo and Telenor to build out the country's under-developed mobile infrastructure, the government reportedly is considering allowing for only one mobile network to be rolled out nationwide.

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US telecom regulator FCC has voted to approve Softbank's planned $21.6 billion acquisition of 78% of Sprint Nextel, according to multiple reports citing insider sources.
 
All three FCC members have voted in favor of both the Softbank-Sprint merger, and Sprint's own planned acquisition of the remaining shares in wireless broadband affiliate Clearwire, the sources told

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