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Indian state-owned operators BSNL and MTNL will meld operationally if not structurally following a government edict.
 
The telecom ministry has asked BSNL and MTNL to synch their operations and function as one pan-Indian operator while it sorts out issues merging the two companies, the Economic Times

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Mobile penetration in the world's least developed countries (LDCs) is nearing 30%, a rate far exceeding ITU expectations – but internet connectivity is another story.
 
Access to mobile services in the 48 nations classed by the UN as LDCs has grown from 1.2% to nearly 30% in ten years, the ITU

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Japan's NTT will expand its partnership with PLDT, and may pay $263 million to maintain its 20% stake in the Philippine operator.
 
NTT subsidiary DoCoMo has flagged plans to establish a joint business co-operation committee with PLDT as well as its mobile subsidiary Smart.
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The telecom sector showed signs of returning to steady growth in 2010, according to figures from Ovum. 

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It was the week that saw Microsoft buy Skype, as well as NBN satellite deals in Australia and another new subsea cable for Asia.

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Everyone talks about being more customer-centric these days. And the incentive for focusing on customers is growing in part because customers are becoming more empowered by technology than ever – even when it comes to things like guaranteeing broadband connectivity levels.

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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%.
 
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ASC International has kicked off a project to build a 4,800km cable linking Western Australia with Singapore.
 
ASC (Australia Singapore Cable), a subsidiary of Australian project development and contracting company Leighton, has commissioned Alcatel-Lucent to build the multi-terrabit cable.
 
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The Philippines' PLDT has posted a 6% decrease in profit for the first quarter, due to declining revenue and forex losses. 
 
The company said its reported net profit fell to 10.73 billion Philippine pesos ($249.1 million), from 4% lower revenue of 36.51 billion pes

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