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    Etisalat set for charge following Mobily troubles Edit Post

    Operator Etisalat said it will see its net profit cut by AED162 million ($44 million) after Mobily, its Saudi affiliate, restated its net profit recently. The UAE-based group - which owns 27.46 per cent of Mobily - concluded that the impact of the chan...
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    Safaricom gets green light for Essar deal Edit Post

    Kenyan operator Safaricom received the green light to complete its $80 million purchase of various assets from Essar Telecommunications Kenya. The deal, described as “the largest of its kind in the telecoms sector in Kenya”, has been approved by the co...
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    Telecom Italia small shareholders call for Brazil merger, not sale Edit Post

    Small shareholders in Telecom Italia have called for the company to consider a merger of its Brazilian holdings with potential suitor Oi, rather than a full sale of the business, according to Reuters. The Brazilian unit, TIM Participacoes, is widely ex...
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    Huawei supports 5G centre with $8M in funding Edit Post

    Huawei plans to invest £5 million ($8 million) in University of Surrey’s 5G Innovation Centre to develop the world’s first 5G test bed. The Chinese vendor has long been a strong proponent of research into the future mobile technology. The test bed will...
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    Iliad founder shoots down Bouygues speculation Edit Post

    In a setback for French consolidation hopes, Iliad founder Xavier Niel denied any interest in purchasing rival Bouygues Telecom, according to a local media report. “We are not buyers,” said Niel (pictured) during an interview with BFM radio. "The marke...

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    Nest CEO reveals free Irish offer, reflects on life with Google Edit Post

    THE WEB SUMMIT, DUBLIN: Tony Fadell, CEO of Nest – the ‘smart thermostat’ company acquired by Google for $3.2 billion last January – revealed the company will offer its product for free to Electric Ireland’s customers as it embarks on an international pus...
  • Loop Mobile

    Loop/Airtel deal falls through – report Edit Post

    Airtel is reported to have shelved its plans to acquire Loop Mobile following its failure to secure regulatory approval for the deal, leaving uncertainty for Loop’s subscribers because its licence expires at the end of this month. According to India’s ...


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    UK talks tough on rural network coverage plan Edit Post

    The UK Government has launched an investigation in “various legislative proposals” that could enable national roaming (or an alternative) in the UK, as part of a plan “to eliminate the poor mobile coverage that blights a fifth of the UK”. In a statemen...