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Indian mobile operators accused of price fixing

The Indian anti-monopoly watchdog has alleged that mobile operators Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Essar and Idea Cellular have been operating a cartel, reports The Times of India.

Bharti profit beats forecast

CNBC reports that Bharti Airtel, India’s largest mobile operator, beat forecasts today with a 34 percent rise in quarterly profit as it rode a boom in the world’s fastest-growing mobile market, sending its shares up 5 percent.

 

Bharti changes execs

The Hindu reports that Akhil Gupta, previously joint MD of Bharti Airtel, has taken over as Deputy Group CEO at Bharti Enterprises. Meanwhile, Manoj Kohli has become CEO and Joint MD of Bharti Airtel. Bharti Enterprises chairman and Group CEO Sunil Mittal remains as Airtel’s other joint MD.


 

Bharti eyes Sri Lankan launch

Reuters reports that Bharti Airtel, India’s largest mobile operator, expects to launch services in Sri Lanka by the end of the year.

Nokia expands mobile advertising reach

Cellular News reports that Nokia has signed-up a collection of new media publishers to its mobile advertising agency.

Vodafone seeks US1B damages from Telefonica

Vodafone has confirmed Spanish press reports that the group is seeking €670 million in damages – almost US$1 billion – from rival Spanish operator Telefonica, reports Reuters.