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Huawei founder says company would not share user secrets

The founder of network gear and smart phone supplier Huawei Technologies says the tech giant would reject requests from the Chinese government to disclose confidential information about its customers. Meeting with foreign reporters at Huawei’s headquarters, Ren Zhengfei sought Tuesday to allay Western concerns the company is a security risk. Those fears have hampered Huawei’s

Airtel launches 4G services in Andaman and Nicobar

Telecom operator Bharti Airtel Tuesday launched its 4G services in Andaman and Nicobar islands, offering high-speed mobile data connectivity. Airtel, which so far offered 2G and 3G services in the archipelago, has 1.56 lakh subscribers in Andaman and Nicobar islands and over 40,000 of them have 4G handsets, a company official said. The new services

China says countries should end “fabrications” about Huawei

China on Monday urged countries to end “fabrications” about Huawei, after an official in Poland said his country could limit the use of the company’s products by public entities following the arrest of a Huawei employee there on spying allegations. Huawei, the world’s biggest producer of telecommunications equipment, faces intense scrutiny in the West over

Bharti Airtel in talks to buy Telkom Kenya

Bharti Airtel is in talks to buy Telkom Kenya, the East African nation’s smallest telecoms operator, to create a stronger challenger to market leader Safaricom, three industry sources told Reuters on Monday. London-based Helios Investment, which owns a 60 percent stake in Telkom, is looking to partly cash out of the investment which it entered

Telenor’s Thailand unit to pay nearly $300 mln in legal disputes

Thailand’s Total Access Communication (DTAC), a subsidiary of Norwegian telecoms firm Telenor, has agreed to pay close to $300 million to settle legal disputes with CAT Telecom Public Co Ltd, Telenor said on Thursday. “Over the 27-year concession period, DTAC and CAT have been engaged in numerous litigation cases, mostly over differences in interpretation of

Government spending in telecom sector increased to Rs 60,000 crores

The Narendra Modi-led NDA government’s spending on telecom infrastructure has been increased to six-fold to Rs 60,000 for the 2014-19 period, and it had taken various industry-friendly initiatives, according to a year-end review by the Ministry of Communications. “There is a six-fold increase in government spending on telecommunications infrastructure and services in the country from

Wireline broadband pricing likely to fall by 50% in India; segment to generate Rs 80,000 cr over five years

The Indian wireline broadband market is expected to move towards bundled plans, integrating wireline voice, home broadband, and television services. With bundling and higher competition, the pricing is expected to reduce significantly, by as much as 40-50%, according to ICRA. High price elasticity and expanding demand for data means wireline broadband subscriber base can witness