Posts Tagged: telcos

Here’s what Docomo and KDDI are doing to promote startups in Asia (#StartupAsia preview)

Japan's top two wireless carriers have venture capital arms, big funds, and incubators to give Asian startups that first push.

  • August 14, 2014
  • at 7:42 pm
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This startup is solving Indonesia’s mobile payments problem, bypassing banks altogether

Indonesia is a country where 12.5 percent of the population lives below the poverty line and nearly one third of locals don’t have access ...

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 5:49 pm
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Reliance Jio becomes first pan-India telco with unified license

Reliance Jio becomes first pan-India telco with unified license

Reliance Jio, a subsidiary of India’s biggest industrial group Reliance Industries today becomes the first telco in the country that c...

  • October 25, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Dear Vietnamese telcos, it’s time to wake up and create some new value

Vietnamese telcos have been on a race for widespread coverage and cheaper prices, but they haven't focused on value yet. Now it's time.

  • September 27, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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Pakistan backpedals on voice and SMS bundle ban, will ban chat rooms instead

Now in crisis management, the PTA alleges its directive was misinterpreted, and it will instead ban chatrooms offered by cellular carriers.

  • September 3, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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Globe vs Smart: Philippine Telcos Continue Stiff Competition

The competition in the telco space in the Philippines is rather tough. With only two huge leaders in this arena, both grapple to be the top ...

  • June 6, 2013
  • at 5:33 pm
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connectindia Hits 100,000 Customers Milestone, On Track For $5 Million Annual Revenue is an internet and mobile plan e-commerce marketplace in India which recently announced passing its 100,000 customers milest...

  • October 8, 2011
  • at 9:31 pm
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Saudi Telecom Company Gets Fund for Axis Indonesia

Axis, a telco in Indonesia which is also a part of the Saudi Telecom Company (STC) network, has landed US$1.2 billion in financing for its b...

  • May 25, 2011
  • at 10:17 pm
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TWIA Episode 15: The iPad Tsunami

Michael Smith Jr, Director YDN SE Asia from Yahoo! joins the TWIA crew as our guest for the week. The discussion centered on the aftermath o...

  • February 1, 2010
  • at 2:22 am
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How deliberately crippling its 4G rollout will help China bust a global monopoly and make billions

Hundreds of millions of people in China still have no 4G thanks to blatant protectionism. This is why the rest of the world should care.

  • July 11, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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Telcos join forces to launch Indonesia’s newest e-commerce marketplace

One key difference between Elevenia and the other marketplace sites is that Elevenia, while free-to-list, takes commission from its merchant...

  • March 4, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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If Vietnamese telcos cut their mobile transaction fee by half, the economy would see a big boost

Vietnam's telcos should take a page out of the book of modern day Kenya. mPesa would be a dream come true in Vietnam.

  • October 19, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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China Telecom teams up with Alibaba on apps, payments, and data

A Reuters report today revealed phones sold by China Telecom (NYSE:CHA; HKG:0728), the country’s third-largest telco, could come pre-ins...

  • September 18, 2013
  • at 5:58 pm
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Pakistan bans voice and SMS bundles for “moral reasons.” Are chat apps next?

The decision forces Pakistanis to spend more money because they have to pay per call and per text.

  • August 30, 2013
  • at 7:52 pm
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Fearing Chat Apps, Vietnam’s Telcos Hike Prices

Across the region, telcos are in a quandary as to how to deal with chat apps like Line, Whatsapp, and KakaoTalk. These messaging apps offer ...

  • April 3, 2013
  • at 11:40 am
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KampungPulsa Makes Buying Phone Credits Easy, Plans to Sell Over Social Media

In Indonesia, where everybody is well connected via mobile phones, most telcos try to give the best deals to provide cheap calls and messagi...

  • September 29, 2011
  • at 10:00 pm
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How Local Telcos Are (Not) Using Social Media

A brief introduction to those who aren’t familiar with the telecommunications market in Singapore: it’s ruled by 3 players ̵...

  • October 8, 2010
  • at 10:00 am
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