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Globe brings back ‘free Facebook’ in fight with rival

Philippine operator Globe, a pioneer of zero-rating access to Facebook and the internet to woo users, …

SoftBank invests in Legendary Entertainment with eye on China, India

SoftBank is forming a joint venture with Legendary Entertainment, the Hollywood studio, to use its …

China Watch: 4th round of MVNO licences, iPhone 6 Plus sales beat iPhone 6, & more

Mobile World Live‘s Asia editor Joseph Waring provides a weekly update on developments in the world’s largest …

Google developing mobile messaging app — report

Google is reported to be developing its own mobile messaging app and is looking to …

RCom to reduce debt by $2.4B — chairman

Reliance Communications (RCom) plans to reduce its debt by INR150 billion ($2.47 billion) over the …

Taiwan adds 700K 4G connections in Q3

Taiwan’s top three mobile players added almost 720,000 4G connections in Q3. Within four months …

Vodafone India strikes M-Pesa deal with national rail company

Vodafone has struck a partnership agreement with Bharat BPO, an Indian national rail company, enabling M-Pesa …

Indonesia’s XL Axiata slims down tower portfolio

Indonesian operator XL Axiata is to sell around 3,500 of its telecoms towers to infrastructure …

SK Telecom to acquire US retail loyalty app

South Korea’s largest mobile operator SK Telecom is to spend around $200 million to acquire US-based …

Docomo showcases latest device update

NTT Docomo unveiled its “2014 winter/2015 spring” mobile device line-up, which while dominated by smartphones …