Webwire: Huawei tipped to outsell Ericsson; XL Axiata lifts '12 capex

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
Huawei is expected to show it is outselling Ericsson as the world's top telecom equipment vendor when it reports its annual results in April.
 
XL Axiata plans to increase its 2012 capex to $800 million, from $600 million in 2011, with the majority of the extra allocation to be spent on 3G expansion and other data services.
 
Turkey's Turkcell has accused South Africa's MTN of offering bribes, in order to win an Iranian operating license that Turkcell had also been bidding for.
 
India's Piramal Healthcare will aquire an extra 5.5% stake in Vodafone India from Essar Group for around 30.07 billion rupees ($613.42 mllion), taking its total holding in the operator to around 11%.
 
BT has provided an upbeat forecast for its full-year results, and revealed that it signed up over half of the UK's new broadband subscribers in the last quarter of calendar 2011.
 
Singapore online video advertising company Artivision Technologies is negotiating with Intel on a deal to incorporate its video serving technology in an Intel “Wi-Fi direct” SDK.
 
Motorola Mobility has admitted that it accidentally sold around 100 refurbished Motorola Xoom tablets without first properly wiping the prior users' data.
 
The Nigerian government plans to allocate more fixed-line licenses in 2013, in a bid to stimulate broadband infrastructure deployment.

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