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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