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Direct billing on Google Android Market through SK telecom

SK telecom now offers direct billing for purchase of google's android market
Link to full story below:
http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20100801-704316.html

Q1 2010, Telenor Group reported revenues of NOK 24 billion, representing an organic revenue growth of 3 per cent. The EBITDA margin in the first quarter of 2010 was 30 per cent, and operating cash flow margin was 20 per cent

In the first quarter of 2010, Telenor Group reported revenues of NOK 24 billion, representing an organic revenue growth of 3 per cent. The EBITDA margin in the first quarter of 2010 was 30 per cent, and operating cash flow margin was 20 per cent. Telenor’s mobile operations added 5 million subscriptions during the quarter, reaching a total of 179 million.

Iran signs MoU with Russia's Telecom company

Irans signed an MoU with Russia's Telecom company, reports, zawya.com. Link to full story below:
http://www.zawya.com/Story.cfm/sidZAWYA20100503050340/Iran%20Plans%20Tel...

KT will change charge from 10 sec to 1 sec

South Korea's KT will change its charge unit from 10 sec to 1 sec reports Total Telecom. Link to full story below:
http://www.totaltele.com/view.aspx?ID=455179

Deutsche Telecom to continue to hold T Mobile

Deutsche Telecom reaffirmed its commitment to T Mobile reports, mobile burn. Link to full story below:
http://www.mobileburn.com/news.jsp?Id=9370

Uninor offers location based charging in India

Uninor became the first operator to offer location based charging in India offering discounts upto 60% based on network utilization.

JP Morgan reduces stake in China Telecom to 5.3%

Top China ADR portal reports that JP Morgan cut its stake in China Telecom to 5.3%. Link to full report below:
http://www.chinavestor.com/news-archive/71686-jp-morgan-cuts-stake-in-ch...

Telecom companies should inform of customer who discuss state secrets, China

A new law requires operators in China to inform about customers who discuss state secrets, reports fox news. Link to full story below:

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/04/29/china-requires-telecom-internet-...

Brazil anti trust approves Telecom Italia, Telefonica deal

Global Finance reports that Brazil anti trust has approvd Telefonica purchase of control of Telecom Italia. Link to full story below:
http://www.gfmag.com/latestnews/latest-news.html?newsid=3836145.0

Chinese telecom firms core business revenue increases 5.3%

Chinese telecom firm's core business revenue increased 5.3% for the first 3 months of 2010 to RMB 714.1 billion, reports alibaba.com. Link to full story below:
http://news.alibaba.com/article/detail/business-in-china/100288125-1-chi...

Uninor launches GPRS for prepaid customers

Uninor is offering free GPRS upto 6th May to its prepaid customers for a few circles. Link to the blog site below:
http://telecomtalk.info/uninor-launches-gprs-services-for-prepaid-subscr...

China Telecom launches micro bloggin

China telecom is about to launch microblogging say reports from China.

Orascom may be acquired by MTN

ORascom confirmed that it may get acquired by MTN. Link to full story is below:

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/orascom-telecom-confirms-it-may-be-acqu...

France Telecom will pay Orascom settlement fee of $300M for Mobinil dispute

France Telecom will pay Orascom a settlement fee of $300M on Mobinil dispute reports Total Telecom. Link to full story below:
http://www.totaltele.com/view.aspx?ID=454987

Reliance Com to launch its own app store with GetJar

Reliance Comm has tied up with GetJar which has the second largest app store in the world for mobile apps for its 100M subscribers reports Market Watch. Link to full story is below:

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/reliance-communications-signs-strategic...

Orascom Telecom Suspends Trading on Stock Market Pending Announcement

­Egypt's Orascom Telecom Holding has suspended trading of its securities on the London Stock Exchange pending an announcement later today. There have been rumours that South Africa's MTN is in talks with Orascom Telecom about buying the company's African mobile phone businesses.

According to a report earlier this morning in the Financial Times, the talks initially were limited to discussing Orascom's Algerian subsidiary, which has been causing Orascom considerable headaches over the past year. The talks were later expanded to include most of Orascom's African assets.

Citing consumer interest Swiss regulator blocks France Telecom and TDC merger

Swiss regulators have blocked the merger between TDC and France Telecom citing consumer interests reports tmc net. Link to full story below:
http://www.tmcnet.com/channels/master-agent/articles/82952-swiss-regulat...

Videoncon to sell 26% stake to foreign partners

Videocon is planning to sell upto 26% stake to foreign partners reports, newscenter. Link to full story below:
http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/videocon-open-to-diluteto-26-s...

Qwest acquired by CenturyTel for $10.6B

CenturyTel acquired Qwest for $10.6B making it the third largest operator in US, reports web host industry review. Link to full story below

http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/042210_CenturyLink_Acquires_Tele...

Verizon's iPhone 4G release by June 2010

Verizon is planning to launch iPhone 4G by June this year reports Daily Metro News. Link to full story below:
http://www.dailymetronews.com/verizon-iphone-4g/988472

Telecom Italia to cut 6800 jobs through 2012

To improve efficiency and reduce costs Telecom Italia will cut around 6800 jobs by 2012 reports, Daily News. Link to full story is below:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/wires.php?id=3901718_italy-telecom-ital...

Qatar Telecom choses NSN for LTE

Qatar Telecom choses NSN for its LTE roll outs in future. Link to full story below:
http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewiStockNews/articleid/4042974

TeliaSonera Net sales drop 3.9% Net Income up 6.4% in Q1 2010

TeliaSonera announced it's results as follows:
Returning to organic revenue growth

• Net sales decreased 3.9 percent to SEK 26,090 million (27,135). Net sales in local currencies and excluding acquisitions increased 2.5 percent.
• The addressable cost base in local currencies and excluding acquisitions decreased 2.9 percent.
• EBITDA, excluding non-recurring items, increased 1.6 percent to SEK 8,963 million (8,821) and the margin to 34.4 percent (32.5). The increase in local currencies and excluding acquisitions was 8.8 percent.

Unitech to form a new company through spin off infra and telecom operations

New center reports that Unitech intends to demerge its infra and telecom operations. Link to full story below:
http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/unitech-to-spin-off-infra-tele...

China Net adds at 10.9M for March 2010. Total subscriber base @756M

As of Mar 31, 2010 Millions

China Mobile:
Number of Customers: 538.887
Net Addition of Customers for the Reporting Month: 5.971
Cumulative Net Addition of Customers for 2010: 16.604M
3G terminals: 7.69M
Link to China mobile data:

http://www.chinamobileltd.com/ir.php?menu=11
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China Unicom:

Aggregate 2G Subscribers: 147.263
Net adds: 0.873
Aggregate 3G Subscribers: 4.824
Net adds: 0.759
Aggregate Local Access Subscribers 101.838
Net adds: -0.274

Orange to offer broadband services in UK through BT network

Orange has tied up with BT to offer broandband services through BT. Link to full story below:

http://ww2.elitetele.com/telecom-news/business-broadband/bt-and-orange/1...

NZ telecom's financial position, holding it back from becoming a full partner to ultra fast broadband roll out

NZ Telecom's latest financial trouble may undermine New Zealand's economic growth as New Zealand Telecom may not be able to become a full partner to ultra fast broadband roll out, reports Business Spectator. Link to full story is below:

http://www.businessspectator.com.au/bs.nsf/Article/Telecom-problems-a-wa...

Etisalat acquires 14% more in Tanzania's Zentel

Etisalat announced that it had acquired 14% more in Tazania's Zantel, reported TMCnet. Link to full story is below:
http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2010/04/18/4734782.htm

France Telecom and Orascom to continue to grow Mobinil

France Telecom and Orascom have end their dispute and have pledged to continue to grow Mobinil, reports ITP.net
Link to full story is below:
http://www.itp.net/579999-orascom-and-france-telecom-end-dispute

China telecom will invest $11.7B in 3G

China telecom will invest $11.7B in 3G reports TMT China. Link to full story is below:
http://tmt.interfaxchina.com/news/2741

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