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FUNDRAISING FOR MOBILE OPERATORS IN ASIA FOCUS OF ANNUAL TELECOM AND FINANCE CONFERENCE

Singapore and London, October 3rd, 2010 – As mobile telecoms grow at an exceptional rate across Asian markets, operators need to assess all available routes to raising capital internationally. The topic forms part of the agenda for the annual TMT Finance and Investment Asia 2010 which takes place 3-4 November in Singapore.

The conference will feature expert speakers from leading investment banks ANZ, Barclays Capital, Citigroup, DBS Group, JP Morgan, RBS and Standard Chartered. Corporate finance experts will debate outstanding opportunities in equity and debt fundraising activity across the region including IPOs, high yield bonds and mergers and acquisitions.

The programme will also feature executives from leading telecom operators Etisalat, Maxis, Singtel, STC International, Telenor, Tata Communications and Telstra, private equity investors including Apax, Quadrangle and SBI Macquarie, and international law firms Herbert Smith and Milbank. Other companies represented include Akamai, Alcatel Lucent, Ericsson, Google, Huawei, IBM, Microsoft and Spice Global.

“With equity and debt capital markets fragile, mobile operators in particular need to find new sources of funding”, said Dominic Lowndes, managing director of BroadGroup TMT Ventures, the conference organizer. “Financing activity in Indonesia and India is especially resurgent with towers sales, imminent operator consolidation and infrastructure roll out generating a significant need for funding over the next twelve months. 3G and 4G licence auctions in several Asian markets also require substantial capital.”

Key topics the conference will feature include accessing equity and debt capital markets, which companies will lead consolidation, infrastructure investment in the region, opportunities in M&A, roll out and leaseback, next generation NBN investment, and an Investors Workshop.

TMT Finance and Investment Asia (www.tmtfinance.com/asia) is the premier annual gathering of telecom, finance and legal practitioners in the region. For the full programme and list of speakers visit http://www.tmtfinance.com/asia/programme/Default.aspx

Conference sponsors and partners include Booz & Company, Herbert Smith LLP, KPMG, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, The Economic Development Board of Singapore and The Telecommunications Research Project (TRPC), University of Hong Kong.

Further For more information contact enquiries@tmtfinance.com

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