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Vodafone Idea needs to raise money quickly, says India's DoT

Vodafone Idea needs to raise money quickly, says India's DoT

The pressure is still on Vodafone Idea (aka Vi), despite the Indian government taking a massive stake in the beleaguered operator. Third quarter dues are apparently overdue for payment, on top of which the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is planning to closely monitor Vodafone Idea’s...
Can Vodafone Idea meet its 5G rollout obligations?

Can Vodafone Idea meet its 5G rollout obligations?

Having confirmed its acquisition of a 32% stake in Vodafone Idea, and helped to alleviate bankruptcy concerns hovering over the company, the Indian government is reportedly insisting that the country’s third-largest operator must press ahead with 5G rollout.
SPL receives HAPS investment from Indonesia’s Protelindo

SPL receives HAPS investment from Indonesia’s Protelindo

PT Profesional Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Protelindo), the largest telecommunication infrastructure company in Indonesia, has invested in UK-headquartered Stratospheric Platforms Limited (SPL), which seeks to provide high-bandwidth telecoms network coverage from the stratosphere using...
Ratings agency asks whether India’s towers can manage 5G

Ratings agency asks whether India’s towers can manage 5G

Could the rollout of 5G services across India by operators be slowed without heavy investment in tower connectivity? That appears to be the question asked by ratings agency ICRA, which suggests that some three trillion rupees (about US$36.7 billion) will need to be spent over the next four to...
India announces home-grown mobile OS

India announces home-grown mobile OS

India seems to have taken the self-sufficiency theme to another level with a home-grown mobile operating system developed at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. It’s called BharOS (Bhar is short for Bharat, or India).
Xl Axiata delivers 4G to 75% of Kalimantan

Xl Axiata delivers 4G to 75% of Kalimantan

XL Axiata hailed its deployment on the island province of Kalimantan in Borneo, where it increased base station presence by 1,100 sites (42% year-on-year), with coverage now reaching 75% of the location.  
True, Dtac edge closer to merger

True, Dtac edge closer to merger

Thai operators True and Dtac revealed they are meeting to shape up their corporate structure, and forecasting the end of March as the completion of their long-awaited merger.
Globe Telecom doubles 5G footprint

Globe Telecom doubles 5G footprint

Philippines operator Globe Telecom revealed it had more than doubled its 5G coverage nationally with 70 towns and cities seeing a connection at the end of 2022, compared to just 29 at the end of the year prior.
A critical year for Vodafone Idea?

A critical year for Vodafone Idea?

Almost a year after Indian operator Vodafone Idea thought it had been assured of government help with its debt issues nothing has happened – and local media outlets are suggesting nothing will happen unless government can be assured of substantial input from other investors.
Indian operators miss 5G base station rollout targets

Indian operators miss 5G base station rollout targets

According to figures widely reported in the Indian press, India’s three major operators are well below Department of Telecommunications (DoT) targets for 5G base station rollout – and in fact Vodafone Idea seems not have started yet.
Xiaomi cuts 10% of workforce

Xiaomi cuts 10% of workforce

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has let go of around 10% of its workforce as the company cuts costs in the face of covid-19 outbreaks in China.
PLDT sells 650 towers for $160m

PLDT sells 650 towers for $160m

Hot on the heels of rival Globe’s recent sale, PLDT announced it has sold 650 more towers raising PHP9.2 billion (US$165 million), reported CNN Philippines.

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