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Here are some of the ICT trends we've been watching this past week: Competition in India's mobile market is heating up (again!); Telefónica and Vodafone's new deal in Spain highlights growing network-sharing trend, and what are the Top 5 trends for China's Smart Home market in 2017? Read on.


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ICT Trends

Competition in India: Vodafone India's deal to merge with Idea Cellular will be 'momentous' for India, says Vodafone Group CEO Vittorio Collao. It would create one of the world's largest mobile providers, but there may be some regulatory challenges ahead. Meanwhile, the Competition Commission of India has approved the RCom/Aircel deal.

Innovation in China: Security, energy efficiency and the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to offer personalized experience are among the top 5 trends for the 2017 Smart Home market in China, according to a new IDC study. Meanwhile, Apple is committing USD 507 million to R&D in China


Network sharing in Spain: Telefónica will give Vodafone access to its fibre-optic network to boost its wholesale business strategy and extend Vodafone's ultra-fast broadband and TV service offering. It's the latest example of network sharing, which experts at ITU Telecom World in Bangkok said is becoming critical for companies in today's market in order to save money and time so they can focus on new products and services that create new revenue streams.



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