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IDC announce plans to open new research centre in Bangalore

A new research centre is to be established in Bangalore, India, by The International Data Corporation (IDC). The centre will be wholly owned by IDC, signalling the end of the firm’s long-standing relationship with Cyber Media (India) Limited, which served as IDC's partner and representative in

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Phones: a 'feminist issue' in Bangladesh

Mobile phones have the power to change lives in emerging markets, but attitudes towards gender are in some cases impeding progress. Cat Barton looks at how the advent of mobile phones in Bangladesh is plagued by a 'gender gap'...

Nine bid for India 3G, BWA

Nine players have expressed their intention to bid in India’s lengthy, much postponed 3G process, and yet despite all the publicity, there are no new entrants. Foreign companies are giving an apparently lucrative opportunity a miss....

Companies and Markets: Bangladeshi fixed-line still growing

Sharply contrasting with her neighbours, Bangladesh’s fixed-line sector is in good health: it grew by 158,000 lines in 3Q09. The sector’s market-leader was the casualty: BTCL’s share fell eight percentage points to 54% in the year to 3Q09. Companies and Markets’ new report has all the details...

Ovum - three out of four rural Indians are failed

A new report from Ovum concludes that while rural India presents significant growth opportunities for mobile, the market that is currently being addressed is less than 25% of the country’s 800 million potential customers. Tackling low ARPU and high service costs is the challenge...

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