Vodafone Ireland plans LTE launch; TDC reports Q1 revenue slump

> Satellite communications company Inmarsat said first-quarter earnings fell short of expectations, largely caused by U.S. government budget cuts. Article

> Danish operator TDC said revenue fell by 6 per cent in the first quarter due to cuts in mobile termination rates and a price war in the mobile market. Article

> Vodafone Ireland said it will start to roll out commercial LTE services this autumn, with the first services to be available in Kilkenny. Article

> Qatar has bought a 5 per cent stake in Indian telecoms firm Bharti Airtel for $1.26 billion, using Qatar Foundation Endowment as the takeover vehicle. Article

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