Orascom- MTN deal- past and future

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: The world will witness the creation of fourth-largest mobile phone operator if the talk between South Africa’s MTN and Egypt’s Orascom Telecom materializes. In a $9 billion deal, MTN is contemplating purchase of some or all of Orascom shares but the way ahead does not seem to be smooth because of hurdles posed by the Algerian government. Orascom telecom …

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Orascom- MTN deal: No easy way ahead

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: MTN, Africa’s biggest mobile operator is eying access to growing markets in Algeria, Pakistan and untapped North Korea and through the purchase of all of Orascom Telecom, which has a market value of $7.2 billion and almost 93 million subscribers, it is expected to achieve its aim. The deal will create the fourth largest telecom operator in the world …

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Telma launches first 3G services in Madagascar

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: The commercial launch of 3G services has been announced by Madagascan incumbent Telecom Malagasy (Telma) through its mobile subsidiary Telma Mobile. Downlink speeds of up to 3.6Mbps over its network will be offered by the telco although the places where the new services will be made available initially have not yet been revealed. According to company’s chief executive officer …

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Vodafone joins group demanding Google Tax

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: The idea of Google tax has got one more supporter in the form of leading mobile operator Vodafone which decided to submit a document to the European Union (EU) asking it to “facilitate bilateral agreements between telecoms operators and online content providers like Google.” Like all the other operators, Vodafone has also made it clear that it wants to …

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India 3G auction reminds of UK 3G debacle

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: In India, 3G auctions are going on and it has created a kind of ripple in the country, described as a new era of Indian telecom. But somehow, it reminds analysts of the debacle that took place in the UK a decade ago when mobile operators went mad as they vied to get their hands on a 3G license. …

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Indian govt bans Chinese telecoms imports

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Citing national security as a reason, Indian government has blocked the purchase of telecoms equipment from Chinese vendors ratcheting up trade tensions between Asia’s fastest-growing large economies. The government fears that Beijing might embed spying devices in its networks. According to Department of Telecommunications, proposals for procurement of equipment from Chinese original equipment manufacturing vendors have not been recommended …

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MTN can hold only 49% of Orascom Zimbabwe Unit

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Only 49 percent of Orascom Telecom Holding SAE’s Telecel Zimbabwe unit could be bought by MTN Africa as the government has planned to make laws boosting local ownership. Telecel Zimbabwe had 250,000 subscribers and a 17 percent share of Zimbabwe’s market as of February last year. MTN, Africa’s largest mobile phone company, is in talks with Orascom and the …

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Orascom to get Tunisia permission for MTN deal

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Orascom Telecom Holding SAE can get the permission from Tunisia’s government to sell its Tunisian unit to South Africa’s MTN Group Ltd. According to the spokesperson of the company, Negotiations for the sale of the 50 percent stake are at an advanced stage. MTN, Africa’s largest mobile phone company, is in talks with Orascom and the government about the …

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Motorola Q1 profit rises, handset sale falls

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: The U.S. handset maker, Motorola has announced a profit of $69 million in the first quarter of 2010 as compared to a loss of $231 million in the first quarter of 2009. Even the operating loss of the company narrowed from $545 million on March 31, 2009 to $192 million during March 31, 2010. The first-quarter operating profit at …

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Android to overtake Nokia Symbian by 2014

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Nokia’s Symbian will be overtaken by Google’s Android platform which will occupy the largest share of the global smartphone operating system market by 2014. Due to the growth in developing markets and efforts to extend the smartphone experience to lower tiers of the market, by 2014, 26% (or 1.7 billion) of all handsets in use worldwide will be smartphones. …

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