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Fitch: Thai Telcos Face Stagnant Revenue, High Marketing Cost

Thailand's three largest mobile phone operators are likely to report 2014 service revenue that is unchanged from a year earlier compared with growth of 7.3% in 2013. more

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China's 4G Rollout Boosts ZTE's Financial Profile

Fitch Ratings says the rollout of China's 4G networks has provided ZTE an opportunity to repair its credit profile and deleverage, with encouraging signs evident in its 1H14 financial results. more

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Fitch: Samsung and Apple to Lose Global Smartphone Market Share

Samsung's and Apple's global smartphone shipment market share will decline to around 25% and 14%, respectively, by 2015 (2013: 31% and 15%), says Fitch Ratings. more

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Fitch: Telefonica Offer For GVT Would Add Synergies Not Debt

Telefonica's EUR6.7bn offer for Brazil's Global Village Telecom would be credit positive because it would further diversify revenues and strengthen its position in a core market without adding leverage,  more

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Vodafone Debt Ratings Downgraded Following Acquisitions

Fitch said that the downgrade is driven by an increase in leverage resulting from the acquisition of Spanish telco, Ono. more

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Fitch Affirms Indonesia's Telkom at 'BBB-'; Outlook Stable

Constrained by Sovereign Rating: Telkom's IDRs are capped by the ratings on the Indonesian sovereign, due to the government's 52.6% shareholding in Telkom. The government, through its control of the company's board of directors, has significant influence over the company.  more

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Fitch: Iliad T-Mobile USA Bid Increases DT's Strategic Options

Iliad's offer to acquire Deutsche Telekom's (DT) stake in T-Mobile USA expands DT's strategic options with regard to this stake. more

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Baidu's Mobile Search Leadership Sustains Ratings

Fitch Ratings says that Baidu's continued solid performance in 2Q14 reinforces its belief that Baidu's cross-channel leadership in search advertising in China will continue to sustain its credit profile,  more

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Fitch Downgrades TDS Ratings to 'BB+'; Outlook Stable

Fitch said that the downgrade reflects its belief that in 2014 the company's wireless operations will continue to struggle with the highly competitive wireless environment, leading to weak EBITDA margins and lower EBITDA. more

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Fitch Affirms TeliaSonera at 'A-'; Outlook Stable

Fitch said that TeliaSonera continues to benefit from a well-diversified business portfolio, strong cash flow, sound market position in most of its territories, and low financial leverage relative to the European incumbent peer group - most of which are rated at least one notch lower. more

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