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Bharti's results included its new African operations, acquired in June from Kuwaiti telecom group Zain Telecom for $9 billion. It thus became the world's fifth-biggest operator.

The state-owned company, lagging behind private telcos in terms of subscriber additions, has garnered over two million users every month since August.

Western telecom vendors do so as the govt has made it mandatory to share funds for setting up 'test beds' for strict security checks.

The company reported a net profit of 3.6 billion Swedish kronor. It had reported a net income of 810 million Swedish kronor for July-September quarter of 2009.
Introduction of the 'one paisa per second' tariff plan for mobile phones by Tata Docomo. It first took off in Tamil Nadu in June 2009.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India will unveil regulations to curb unsolicited calls and text messages by next week.

Many mobile companies are coming up with cheap versions of android phones, giving tough competition to smart counterparts.

The department has demanded a payment of Rs 11, 218 crore, to be paid by the telecom giant within a month, for its Rs 55,000-crore deal with Hutchison in 2007.

The leading telecom operators are finding it difficult to sell 3G airwaves to telecom operators or companies that had not bid for it.