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Huawei Brushes Aside US Blacklist as It Boosts Sales 24%
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10/16/2019  |  1 comment
Chinese equipment giant posts dramatic growth in numbers despite US penalties.
Hong Kong Set for 2020 5G Launch After $128M Auction
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10/16/2019  |  Post a comment
5G services could arrive quickly after an auction of important midband spectrum.
F5G: Huawei's Bid to Dominate Optical Access
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10/14/2019  |  1 comment
The Chinese equipment giant has a new plan for shaping the development of optical access technology.
Why Many Operators Just Can't Quit 2G
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10/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Like old-fashioned rock and roll, 2G just refuses to die.
TM Pitches to Build Malaysia's National 5G Network
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10/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Malaysia's fixed-line incumbent wants to be the country's only operator of a 5G network.
China Optical Vendors Take a Hit From Fiber Glut
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10/9/2019  |  Post a comment
Fiber saturation has dampened demand this year, but the arrival of 5G means the downturn may be short-lived.
China Telcos Rack Up 9M 5G Advance Subs
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10/7/2019  |  1 comment
But the telcos are not displaying enough 5G ambition for some government authorities.
NBN Faces Penalties but Deeper Issues Can't Be Fixed
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10/3/2019  |  Post a comment
Australia's national broadband network faces rising costs while customers remain unhappy.
Six Months of 5G: What We've Learned From South Korea
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10/2/2019  |  3 comments
What has gone well and what has gone badly for South Korea's early 5G movers?
China's CBN Starts 5G Trials Amid Doubts
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10/1/2019  |  Post a comment
China's smallest 5G operator has begun 5G trials, but it remains a long way behind its bigger rivals.
Fiber Cheaper Than 5G for Broadband – XL Axiata
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9/30/2019  |  3 comments
The Indonesian operator is making a counter-intuitive move with its deployment of broadband services in a mainly rural market.
China Tower Moves Into Surveillance Business
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9/27/2019  |  Post a comment
Facing none of the privacy constraints that affect Western firms, China's towers company is diversifying into surveillance.
Huawei's 5G Licensing Offer Is Pitched at US Companies, Says Founder
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9/26/2019  |  2 comments
The Chinese vendor would prefer a US company to buy its technology, says Ren Zhengfei, but has so far not had a US response.
China's Boffins Set Out Their 6G Vision
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9/25/2019  |  1 comment
The 5G standard is only just appearing in commercial networks, but Chinese researchers are already thinking hard about what comes next.
China Telecom Plots New 5G-Cloud-AI Direction
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9/24/2019  |  2 comments
The Chinese operator's strategy is based on a combination of several state-of-the-art technologies.
GSMA Warns Against Fragmentation of Digital Economy Rules
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9/20/2019  |  Post a comment
Telecom regulators are being forced to broaden their activities with the arrival of new digital technologies.
5G: Game-Changer for Philippines Broadband?
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9/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Filipino operator Globe Telecom believes 5G could make a huge difference as a broadband technology in its home market.
Huawei Positions Itself for Age of Big Computing
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9/18/2019  |  Post a comment
The Chinese vendor says it is ready to sate incredible demand for artificially intelligent computing with its line-up of processors.
KDDI: 5G Is Good for Society
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9/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Japan's KDDI reveals details of its philanthropic intentions with 5G technology.
5G Boosting Revenue but Proving Complex to Manage, Says SKT
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9/16/2019  |  Post a comment
5G has come with business benefits for the South Korean operator but also led to more operational complexity.
5G Business Models Still Elude Asian Telcos
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9/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Telcos have plenty of 5G use cases to show off but less idea when it comes to making money from the next-generation technology.
Taiwan Finalizes 5G Network Sharing Arrangements
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9/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Taiwanese authorities are mandating network sharing arrangements as they prepare for an upcoming spectrum auction.
China Mobile Eyes Network Slicing Market in 2020
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9/9/2019  |  Post a comment
China's biggest service provider is investing in edge computing and network slicing capabilities as it extends its 5G network reach.
Rakuten Delays Launch of Cloud-Native Network
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9/6/2019  |  2 comments
The Japanese ecommerce giant is delaying the launch of services on its mobile network over performance concerns.
Telenor, Axiata Scrap $13B Merger Over 'Complexities'
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9/6/2019  |  Post a comment
The failure of the merger deal could weigh heavily on the two operators.
New 5G Chips Put Huawei at the Forefront
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9/4/2019  |  7 comments
China's biggest network equipment vendor is now emerging as a 5G chip powerhouse.
China's 5G Rollout to Reach 300 Cities in 2020
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9/3/2019  |  1 comment
The ramp-up is set to accelerate next year as all three Chinese operators seek to sign up 5G customers.
Pressure on Huawei Shifts Closer to Home
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9/2/2019  |  1 comment
The US campaign to pressure others into snubbing Huawei has had an impact in Vietnam and has now also moved underwater.
Axiata Denies $13B Telenor Merger Is Faltering
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8/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Merger to create major network operator in Asia is still on track to close in November, says Axiata CEO.
Hong Kong ISPs Warn Internet Crackdown Would Backfire
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8/29/2019  |  Post a comment
Hong Kong's ISPs are warning strongly against the imposition of any state-imposed emergency powers that would block access to the Internet or certain mobile apps.
Handset Slump Stymies ZTE Recovery
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8/28/2019  |  Post a comment
ZTE may be back in the black but its handset sales have fallen off a cliff.
Taiwan Accelerates 5G Plans
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8/27/2019  |  Post a comment
Taiwan has brought forward its planned spectrum auction in order to join the Asian 5G race.
China Unicom, Telecom On Course for 5G Network Sharing
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8/27/2019  |  1 comment
Two of China's major network operators have been discussing how they can share 5G infrastructure.
Huawei Spending $1.5B Annually on AI Development
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8/23/2019  |  1 comment
The Chinese equipment giant is now ramping up its investments in artificial intelligence.
China 4G Users Inflamed Over Throttling
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8/22/2019  |  Post a comment
China's mobile-phone customers are in a frenzy over reports that operators have deliberately slowed down 4G connections.
Huawei Bans & Spectrum Delays Hit 5G Plans in Australia, New Zealand
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8/21/2019  |  1 comment
Operators in Australia and New Zealand have been forced to use existing spectrum and Western equipment vendors.
Huawei Threatens Lawsuit Over WSJ Story
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8/20/2019  |  1 comment
Huawei denies reports that it worked with local Ugandan police to hack into the phone of an opposition activist.
Australian Telcos Demand Cuts in 'Unsustainable' NBN Prices
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8/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Australia's state-backed national wholesale network charges too much and provides shoddy service, say critics.
China Operators Woo Newcomer CBN for 5G Alliance
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8/16/2019  |  Post a comment
China's big mobile operators see the country's unlikely 5G new entrant as a prospective partner.
Another Huawei Scandal, Another Denial
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8/15/2019  |  3 comments
China's controversial equipment giant denies hacking into phones in Africa at the behest of political strongmen.
How 5G & the Trade War Are Ringing the Changes for Ericsson
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8/14/2019  |  1 comment
The Swedish vendor is changing the way it delivers products and shifting production facilities.
5G: Too Big Even for China?
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8/13/2019  |  Post a comment
The vast costs of 5G rollout are weighing heavily on Chinese telcos.
China MVNOs Finally Hit Their Stride
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8/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Companies that use the mobile networks of the big three operators are finally becoming important in China.
Huawei Unveils Harmony, a Potential Android Substitute
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8/9/2019  |  Post a comment
China's equipment giant has taken the wraps off its new operating system.
Tough Times: SingTel, China Mobile, HKT Issue Weak Results
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8/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Some of Asia's biggest telcos have had a difficult start to 2019.
After Dominating Broadband, HKBN Takes On Enterprise
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8/7/2019  |  Post a comment
The Hong Kong operator is taking aim at rival HKT as it looks to shake up the enterprise sector.
Chinese Fight Losing Battle With Fake Basestations
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8/6/2019  |  Post a comment
The curiously Chinese phenomenon of fake basestations is a long-running problem for the country's authorities.
BICS Is Building a Global IoT Business
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8/5/2019  |  Post a comment
The international carrier division of Belgium's Proximus is using its roaming network to develop an IoT business.
CK Hutchison Joins the Mobile Towers Party
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8/2/2019  |  Post a comment
Hong Kong firm restructures by setting up a new tower business and lumping its telecom subsidiaries into a single unit.
Vietnam Puts 5G on Fast Track
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8/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Vietnam wants to be among the front ranks of operators bringing 5G technology to market and plans to rely on some local designs in preference to international suppliers.
China Finally Gets Around to Mobile Number Portability
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7/31/2019  |  Post a comment
After a decade of trying, China gets ready to introduce number portability.
Huawei Defies US Ban With 23% Lift in H1 Revenue
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7/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Smartphones power the Chinese vendor's first-half results, but doubts about its operating system cloud the future.
Singapore Telcos Demand Rethink of 5G Standalone Plan
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7/29/2019  |  Post a comment
SingTel and StarHub have lashed out at government plans to mandate the rollout of 5G networks based on the standalone version of the technology.
Rakuten Mobile Preps for Shift From MVNO to 5G Network Operator
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7/26/2019  |  1 comment
After winning the MVNO game in Japan, Rakuten is poised to disrupt the small club of network operators.
South Korean Telcos Count Cost of 5G but Talk Up New Services
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7/25/2019  |  Post a comment
South Korea's pioneering 5G operators are looking at a fall in profit after racing 5G to market. But fear not – 'immersive' apps are on the way.
China 5G Plans Put China Tower in the Spotlight
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7/24/2019  |  Post a comment
Excitement surrounds the world's biggest towers company as China gets to work on 5G rollout.
Huawei Breached US Sanctions by Selling Gear to North Korea – Report
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7/23/2019  |  Post a comment
Latest charges against the Chinese equipment giant will be hard for the Trump administration to ignore.
Hong Kong Telcos Upset by 5G 'Exclusion Zone'
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7/22/2019  |  Post a comment
Regulatory efforts to protect satellite services have angered mobile operators investing in 5G technology.
With US Firms Skirting Ban, Huawei Exec Sees Business as Usual
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6/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Top executive at the Chinese vendor plays down the impact of US trade restrictions but declines to share details of current chip supply partners.
Rare Win for China Telecom in Philippines
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6/24/2019  |  1 comment
In rare win abroad, China Telecom is awarded a mobile license in the Philippines.
Huawei Cuts Sales Forecast as US Blacklist Bites
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6/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Huawei's founder says revenues will be lower than previously expected in the short term, due to pressure exerted by the US, but that it will be ready to grow again from 2021.
China's Early 5G Move Doesn't Erase Huawei Doubts
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6/7/2019  |  Post a comment
An acceleration of 5G plans looks partly designed to prop up China's homegrown equipment maker, but analysts remain worried.
China Mobile Upends Broadband Market
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4/29/2019  |  2 comments
China's biggest mobile operator has triggered upheaval in the market for broadband services.
Nokia 5G Kit 3 Months Behind Schedule in South Korea – Report
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4/18/2019  |  4 comments
Nokia's kit has displayed some problems in interoperability testing and in carrying heavy traffic loads, says local press report.
Huawei Tips Carrier Kit Sales to Rebound
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4/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Chinese equipment giant forecasts double-digit growth in revenues at its carrier business this year after a slight decline in 2018.
Huawei's Hedge Against Supply Disruption Hits 2018 Cash Flow
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3/29/2019  |  Post a comment
Stockpiling of components, in the event of a US ban, tore into the Chinese vendor's operating cash flow last year, despite a bumper set of results.
Comment: What a mess - R Clark - 3/14/2019
Huawei Wages Lawfare Against US
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3/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Does Huawei know what it's getting itself into by taking the US government to court? This could be a risky move.
Small Leap Forward: BT Advances in China
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1/29/2019  |  Post a comment
The UK operator lands a small deal in China in partnership with a local firm amid a global backlash against Chinese equipment vendor Huawei.
Huawei Kicks Off 2019 With New ARM Chipset & Server
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1/7/2019  |  Post a comment
The Chinese equipment giant has announced its biggest collaboration yet with UK-based ARM as it targets growth in the cloud and data services market.
Huawei: The Signs Were There
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12/7/2018  |  1 comment
The US is ratcheting up the pressure on China with the arrest of one of its most senior technology executives.
China Mobile Takes Global Broadband Crown
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11/5/2018  |  Post a comment
The world's biggest mobile operator is now also its biggest provider of broadband services.
Huawei Goes All-In on AI but Acknowledges Telco Job Losses
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10/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Chinese equipment vendor unveils its first AI chips and warns about the impact of AI on telco jobs.
Turkcell Boss Sets Out Winning Digital Playbook
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9/5/2018  |  1 comment
Do not fear the data flood, was the message from Turkcell boss Kaan Terzioglu at Huawei's Operations Transformation Forum in Munich this week.
ZTE Back in the Game, Seeking Trust & 5G Deals
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2018  |  1 comment
But the road ahead looks steep, despite domestic support and opportunities.
Australia Excludes Huawei, ZTE From 5G Rollouts
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8/23/2018  |  2 comments
Australian government 'undermines 5G future' as it rules out Chinese vendor involvement in the country's 5G plans.
Australia Could Open 5G Door to Huawei
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8/16/2018  |  3 comments
Australia's telcos may be allowed to use Huawei's equipment after all – with caveats.
Comment: Great & awful - R Clark - 7/25/2018
KT Flies Higher With Helium Airship
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7/24/2018  |  Post a comment
South Korea's KT is building a series of autonomous helium airships that can literally spit out drones.
Blocking China Mobile: Trump Team Is Missing a Trick
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7/3/2018  |  3 comments
Donald Trump's administration is denying China Mobile a US comms license on security grounds, but there's a much better reason to deny the giant Chinese operator access to the US market.
Huawei's Eric Xu: Automation, 5G Will Reflate Telco Margins
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6/28/2018  |  1 comment
Huawei's Eric Xu fears industry fragmentation but believes new technology will restore profitability for service providers.
Huawei Boss Slams 'Ignorant' Rubio on Research Restrictions
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6/27/2018  |  2 comments
Huawei's top executive has lashed out at US lawmakers over restrictions in the academic sphere.
Investors Unmoved by New Telstra 4-Year Plan
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6/20/2018  |  4 comments
Telstra's share price falls after the company unveils a new strategic plan and says it will slash a quarter of its workforce.
Telstra Feels the Heat
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5/31/2018  |  Post a comment
Australian incumbent squeezed as the market swiftly transforms.
Trump Tweetplomacy Could Backfire
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5/14/2018  |  Post a comment
President Trump's peacemaking move over ZTE's survival could come at a price, while ZTE appears to be in hot water elsewhere.
Embattled ZTE Files Appeal Over Export Ban
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5/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Chinese vendor says export ban will damage a large number of US companies.
Huawei, ZTE in the Eye of a Trade Storm
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4/26/2018  |  21 comments
The increasingly tough US line against Huawei and ZTE form part of the resistance to China's state-driven, quasi-protectionist industry policies.
5G Won't Solve Everything, Warns Huawei Boss
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4/17/2018  |  3 comments
Chinese vendor's chairman downplays 5G technology, saying it is not materially different from 4G.
China Mobile Confirms Aggressive 5G Standalone Plan
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3/1/2018  |  3 comments
China's biggest operator is set to begin a rollout of 5G based on standalone technology in 2020.
Comment: Bland - R Clark - 2/24/2018
Bringing Blockchain to the Roaming Market
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2/14/2018  |  1 comment
Irish-Russian startup reckons blockchain can solve roaming's core problems of cost and complexity.
Has China Really Opened Up a 5G Gap?
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2/9/2018  |  Post a comment
The notion that China has opened up a 5G gap with the US looks mistaken.
Australia Dumps Huawei From Pacific Cable Project
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1/30/2018  |  Post a comment
Citing security concerns about Huawei, Australia's government has indicated it will fund a submarine project instead.
Comment: Leaked with intent - R Clark - 1/29/2018
Chinese Telcos Deaf to Filipino President's Pitch
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1/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Chinese operators may have good reasons for steering clear of the Filipino market.


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