True prepares to unload infrastructure assets

Thailand’s True is preparing to sell off its telecoms towers and fibre assets to reduce debt and fund 4G expansion. The infrastructure sale, which will be its second, to True Telecoms Growth Infrastructure Fund (TRUEGIF) will comprise 350 towers and …

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Uninor deploys 5,000 base stations, expands connections 33%

India’s Uninor, the country’s eighth-ranked mobile operator with just below a 5 per cent market share, hit its target of rolling out 5,000 base stations last year in the six regions it operates in. The company, which is owned by Norway’s …

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Nokia completes transfer of Panasonic wireless assets

Nokia Networks announced today it has completed the transfer of Panasonic System Networks’ wireless assets, which it acquired in July. The acquisition covers Panasonic’s LTE/3G base station and related wireless equipment business. It also includes the transfer the Japanese firm’s …

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China Tower readies for action, targets 1M towers in 2 years

China Tower – a joint venture established by the country’s three mobile operators – has set up branches in all but three of the country’s 31 provinces (Beijing, Guangdong and Zhejiang) and has already started to take over the construction of towers from …

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China Watch: Possible patent trouble for smartphone makers, MVNOs start to take off & more

Mobile World Live’s Asia editor Joseph Waring provides a weekly update on developments in the world’s largest mobile market: China’s MVNOs start to take off The head of China Virtual Operators’ Industry Alliance said that the country’s MVNOs will sign …

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