Asia Briefs: APAC operator capex up 4.2% in 2014, Acer expands IoT partnerships & more

APAC operator capex rose 4.2% in 2014 Global telecoms operator capex growth outpaced revenue growth last year, with capex expanding 2.9 per cent to $352 billion while service revenue inched up 0.4 per cent $1.99 trillion, according to IHS Infonetics. …

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Most Bangladeshi operators not keen to join Internet.org

Bangladesh’s mobile operators reportedly aren’t interested in joining Internet.org, noting that the ‘limited version’ of the internet is not a service that would serve their customers’ needs. The country’s two largest mobile operators, Grameenphone and Banglalink, however, have introduced free …

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Axiata’s income drops 13% on rising costs at XL and Celcom

Malaysia’s Axiata Group reported a 13.3 per cent drop in its Q1 net profit as operating costs rose and growth slowed at its two largest units – Celcom and XL. The group’s net profit for the quarter fell year-on-year to MYR585 …

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Axiata’s profit drops 8% on Celcom slowdown, forex costs

Malaysia-based Axiata Group’s profit fell last year as growth in its key Malaysia market slowed and the weak rupiah erased strong revenue gains in Indonesia. Its profit after tax and minority interests (PATAMI) in 2014 fell 7.9 per cent to …

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Robi partners with Opera to offer users 5MB of free internet

Robi Axiata in Bangladesh is partnering with Opera Sofware and a local online marketplace to offer users 5MB of free internet when they use the Opera Mini browser. To take up the offer, Robi customers need to click on the …

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Axiata’s Q3 net profit falls 21% as Celcom, XL stumble

Axiata’s Q3 earnings fell sharply and revenue was down slightly as its two largest units, Celcom and XL, both faced declines in profits and revenue. The operator’s Q3 net profit decreased 21 per cent to MYR607 million ($181 million) while …

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