South Asia the next hot spot for M&A activity

Author: Ricardo Tavares
Published: 2015-07-19

By any international comparison the countries of South Asia simply have too many mobile operators for each of them to be economically viable. In the developed countries of the Asia Pacific between 2005 and 2010 mobile markets rapidly concentrated, but South Asia has experience a sticky larger number of players. China, Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore all have …

Mobile and money

Indian government greed ahead of high-priced spectrum auctions

Author: Michael Newlands
Published: 2015-01-30

A reasonable person might infer the main function of a government agency called the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) would be to expedite the development and deployment of telecommunications services. But not in India it seems. Rather than helping mobile telecoms operators roll out modern networks for the benefit of the Indian consumer, the government bureaucrats seem to be under the …