A four-year moratorium on the payment of grossly inflated past dues, amongst other things, may not be enough to get the struggling telecom operator back on its feet
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Tim Cook says the company won't be flogging India-specific phones to take advantage of this sizzling market, so the question remains as to how Apple plans to battle its far more inexpensive Chinese counterparts and survive in India.
Content providers are making hay while telecom companies are yet to figure out a monetisation model.
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