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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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OvumFrom 2000–5, Japanese service provider capex was regularly about 10% of the global total, and NEC had a commanding share of most market segments domestically.

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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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Apple endured mixed fortunes this week, with record iPhone 4S sales offset by lower than expected earnings for the third quarter.

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Philippines conglomerate San Miguel has increased its stake in Eastern Telecom to 78%, from an effective 40%, in a deal worth 1.5 billion pesos (

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The US is leaning on China to explain why it blocks so many foreign companies from providing internet services in the market.
 
The WTO's US Ambassador called on his Chinese counterpart to disclose the criteria for blocking access to a foreign website, and details of how those criteria are decided on, Reuters

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Alcatel-Lucent has confirmed plans to sell call center unit Genesys to Permira for $1.5 billion in cash, in a deal expected to be closed by the beginning of next year.
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Shareholders in Australia's Telstra yesterday overwhelmingly approved the A$11 billion ($11.26 billion) deal for the telco to structurally separate and move its customers on to the NBN.
 
The long-awaited vote for the incumbent operator to progressively decommission its copper network and lease the ducts and other assets to the national fiber project was

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Both Juniper Networks and Infinera reported their third quarter 2011 earnings after the market closed today.

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I suppose that one day I will be able to glance at a headline containing the term “1Gbps” and not feel an instinctive need to click through to find out more.

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