Thailand’s 4G auctions have been postponed for a year by the country’s interim military government.
A new agreement signed by Myanmar’s state-supported operator Myanmar Posts & Telecommunications (MPT) will see Japanese firms KDDI and Sumitomo entering the market to modernise the operator’s mobile and fixed infrastructure.
The big three Chinese operators are jointly founding a towers firm to facilitate their 4G rollouts.
Microsoft’s recent round of swingeing job cuts will see 18,000 staff laid off. A significant proportion of this number – around 12,500 - comes from the handset business formerly owned by Nokia that Microsoft acquired earlier this year.