Vodafone India announced on April 3 the completion of the sale of its standalone tower unit in India to ATC Telecom Infrastructure Private Limited for an enterprise value of INR 38.5 billion (€478 million). Vodafone India is merging with Indian telecom company Idea Cellular, and both companies announced their intention to sell their individual tower businesses.

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Financial analysts are projecting that Indian telecommunications incumbent Bharti Airtel will post its first quarterly loss in 15 years for the three months to end-March. The quarterly loss is a by-product of an intense price war in the telecommunications sector in India which continues to erode its bottom line and shows no signs of abating.

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Nokia's Nuage Networks has been chosen by China Mobile (Suzhou) Software Technical Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Mobile, as the SDN platform for China Mobile's public and private enterprise cloud services offering. The platform is based on the Nuage Networks VSP and includes cloud implementations on virtual machines, Kubernetes (K8S) containers and OpenStack Ironic-based bare metal servers.

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Vodafone Group and Indian telecom company Idea Cellular have announced the proposed leadership team of the combined business, which will come into effect after the merger has been completed. This is in line with the original merger announcement of 20 March 2017, which said that the management team of the combined business would be confirmed prior to closing.

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