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As the Indian government steps up efforts to address overcrowding in the nation's telecom sector, reports have surfaced that many mobile executives have given up on the segment altogether.
 
India's Department of Telecom has asked regulator Trai to review existing M&A guidelines, Times News Network

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Ericsson achieved a marginal rise in net profit during 3Q11 on the back of a 17% rise in sales year-on-year, however cash flow was hit by its under-performing joint ventures.
 
The vendor grew net income 6% to 3.8 billion Swedish krona ($573.7 million) on the back of high demand for mobile broadband kit and increased service revenues.

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Telefonica’s recently-formed Digital unit is collaborating with China Unicom to develop machine-to-machine (M2M) platforms and technical specifications.
 
In one of the first deals by the new business division Telefonica will seek to improve efficiency

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As the telecom industry rapidly evolves and an exponential increase in customer usage data burdens networks, policy management strategies are taking center stage.
 
The enhanced communications marketplace, with a focus on customer experience, is bringing a renewed interest in delivering services differently.

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South Korea's KT is on the verge of acquiring a 20% stake in South Africa's Telkom, in a deal worth around 4.6 billion rand ($581.7 million).
 
South Africa's chamber of commerce has confirmed that both operators are finalizing contracts to secure the investment deal, BusinessLive

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Malaysia's Packet One Networks (P1) has inked a deal to allow it to use incumbent Telekom Malaysia's fiber network to offer services to its customers.
 
The deal will give P1 access to the over 1 million homes covered by Telekom Malaysia's HSBB network, The Star Online

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France Telecom is prioritizing service improvements in China, striking a deal with the country’s largest fixed line provider designed to boost coverage for Orange business customers.
 
The French incumbent is seeking to improve IP-based VPN services in China by outsourcing management to China Telecom, and is boosting Wi-Fi coverage through a reciprocal deal al

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After a prolonged period in a stable but largely unresponsive condition, the patient is beginning to show signs of life.

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OvumAn increasing number of telecoms service providers now appreciate that wholesale is a valuable source of revenues that also helps reduce unit costs by increasing traffic volumes.

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India's department of telecom is now leaning on operators on multiple fronts, after drawing up notices to five major operators alleging misreporting of revenue.
 
The DoT plans to issue the notices after auditors allegedly discovered that telcos including incumbent Bharti Airtel have been shirking higher license fees by misreporting their income, WSJ

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