The preceding womens final between Thai shuttler The preceding womens final between Thai shuttler Pornpawee and Malaysian top seed Jing drew better response from the crowd at the Cricket Club of India. Thailand no. 5 Pornpawee dropped the first game 16-21 before exhibiting excellent court-craft with her drops and flicks to the base to catch her opponent on the wrong foot often to win the next two 21-11 21-15 to win her second international singles title at the senior level.”I had beaten her in the Australian Grand Prix,” said the rising Thai shuttler based in Bangkok, adding she had won her first international title at the Australian international challenge five months ago.There was a huge upset in the mixed doubles contested by two Indian pairs when the unheralded duo of Satwolsairaj Rankireddy and K Manisha overcame their second-seeded rivals, Arun Vishnu and Aparna Balan 21-13 21-16 in the final. The results (all finals): Womens singles: 2-Pornpawee Chochuwong (Thai) bt 1-Jing Yi Tee (Mas) 16-21 21-11 21-15. Mens singles: 3-Sameer Verma (Ind) bt Sourabh Verma (Ind) 21-11 21-18. Mixed doubles: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/K Maneesha (Ind) bt Arun Vishnu/Aparna Balan (Ind) 21-13 21-16. Womens doubles: 1-Chaladchalam Chayanit/Phataimas Muenwong (Tha) bt K Maneesha/N Sikki Reddy (Ind) 21-11 15-21 21-13. Mens doubles: Wannawat Ampunsuwan/Tinn Irsiyante (Thai) bt Pranaav Jerry Chopra/Akshay Dewalkar 21-14 21-9. PTI SSR NRB CM CM
Telenor’s Fornebu HQNorwegian telco Telenor’s domestic TV base remained stable in the fourth quarter. The telco had 531,000 TV customers, up from 530,000 in the third quarter and up from 527,000 year on year.TV ARPU increased to NOK287 (€33) in the fourth quarter, up from NOK279 a year earlier.Telenor’s Norwegian fixed broadband base declined slightly quarter on quarter, falling from 860,000 to 855,000.In Sweden, Telenor’s TV base stood at 520,000, up from 517,000 in the third quarter, and up from 284,000 in 2013 thanks to its acquisition of Tele2.Telenor Broadcast, which includes Telenor’s Canal Digital DTH arm as well as its satellite arm and digital-terrestrial transmission unit Norkring, posted revenues of NOK1.55 billion in the fourth quarter, down from NOK1.778 year on year, thanks in part to the sale of conditional access unit Conax to Kudelski. However, Canal Digital revenues slid from NOK1.151 billion in Q4 2013 to NOK1.135 billion.Canal Digital turned in an operating profit of NOK151 million, up from NOK138 million. Overall, Telenor Broadcast saw operating profit slide from NOK358 million to NOK310 million, due to the absence of a contribution from Conax.