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Telecom Digest: Batelco-STel, Nokia, Full MNP, International VAS, Jio, Nokia India

– Batelco has been allowed by a London court to claim the $185 million it had invested in S Tel, from businessman C Sivasankaran, reports the Economic Times, citing a court order. We’re trying to locate a copy of the court order. Details of the case here.

– The Department of Telecom has sought a legal opinion on the TDSAT judgment, which had allowed 3G intra-circle roaming between Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular, reports The Economic Times. DoT had lost that case at TDSAT.

– Telecom Commission has agreed to full MNP, according to several reports, including this in Business Standard. The TRAI had recommended full MNP in September 2013, but nothing has happened since. India received 2.6 million MNP requests in March 2014, and has received 117 million MNP requests till date.

– International mobile VAS contribute around 8-10% of the revenues of Indian music industry, reports Business Standard. This is fairly significant, but as a percentage might have grown due to the decline of domestic Mobile VAS. The Business Standard story also says that Hungama “has almost 90 per cent of the international digital (mobile VAS included) market.” That sounds vague and inaccurate, and hasn’t been substantiated in the story.

– Reliance Jio is looking to amalgamate Infotel Telecom Ltd with itself, reports NDTV Profit

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– Nokia India has filed an appeal in the Madras High Court to set aside a single judge order directing the company to pay 10 per cent of the ₹2,404 crore claimed by the Tamil Nadu Government as value-added tax (VAT) dues, reports The Hindu Businessline. This follows a writ petition filed by Nokia on similar lines.

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