DoT rejects Liberty group bid for ITI takeover (India)

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The department of telecom (DoT) has reportedly rejected the Liberty Group’s bid for attainment of telecom equipment maker- Indian Telephone Industries (ITI). The Liberty Group which is known for its footwear brand was the only company to have raised a bid for attaining ITI after the fourth deadline to find a buyer for the ailing state-owned firm expired in August …

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Ugandan market gets a new telecom operator

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A new mobile telecommunication and internet service providing company, ECI Telecom has entered the Ugandan market. According to Mr Matthias Nass, the Vice President Field marketing, they will improve utility services and help service providers to provide cheaper Internet to Ugandans in their first phase of operation. They are now developing a fibre optic cable network for Uganda. He added …

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Israel to ban the use of SIM locking on handsets

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­Israel’s Knesset Economics Affairs Committee has approved plans to ban the use of SIM locking on handsets sold by the mobile networks in the country. The ban on SIM locks is considered by the Ministry of Communications as vital, if new mobile networks and MVNOs are to compete in the market. Presently, the mobile networks lock their handsets to their …

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Israel sees growth with 4G and Multiplay Services

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As the Israeli telecom market is more mature than other AME countries, growth will rely heavily on a combination of new services and new networks rather than on increasing penetration as growth slightly increases from $6.9 billion in 2010 to $7.1 billion in 2015, according to a new report from Pyramid Research. According to Kerem Arsal, Analyst at Pyramid Research, …

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Israeli communications minister urges antitrust regulation of cellcos

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Moshe Kahlon, the Israeli communications minister, has called on Antitrust Authority Commissioner Ronit Kan to consider whether the country’s mobile network operators should face additional regulation after recent activities. According to reports, the move was prompted by recent price hikes made by the cellcos, with Ministry of Communications (MoC) spokesperson Yechiel Shabi noting that the minister believes it is in …

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Israel’s Partner Communications Profits Up by 17.5%

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­Israel’s Partner Communications – which trades as Orange has revealed its Q3 results. As per the results the company’s quarter revenues rose by 4.8% to US$450 million, while net profits increased by 17.5% to US$84 million. EBITDA also up by 12.5% toUS$175 million. Revenues from data and content services excluding SMS increased 11.1% to US$44 million 11.1% of service revenues, …

EditorIsrael’s Partner Communications Profits Up by 17.5%

Orange to ink Network upgrade deal with Ericsson

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Israel’s Partner Communications (trades as Orange) has announced a deal with Ericsson for the upgrade of its existing networks and the deployment of 4G network. The Agreement incorporates the upgrade, replacement and the expansion of certain parts of the company’s existing cellular and fixed line networks and the maintenance of the networks, including enhancement of Partner’s abilities with respect to …

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Czech-Based CD-Telematika Selects ECI Telecom to Build Nationwide Optical Fiber Network

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ECI Telecom, a global provider of next-generation network solutions, announced today that it was selected by CD – Telematika a.s. (CD-T) to develop and implement a national high-capacity next generation optical network across the Czech Republic. The new network will allow CD-T to significantly increase bandwidth capacity, better route data traffic on the network, and provide highly reliable services over …

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Wataniya Palestine planning to launch IPO

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­If reports are to be believed, Wataniya Palestine is preparing to launch a stock market flotation next month, one year after the company’s oft-delayed launch in the Palestinian Territories. According to the company, the share offering will take place next month. A stock market flotation of at least 30% of the shares was a condition of the operating license. The …

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Radvision inks deal with Microsoft

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Radvision Ltd, an Israel-based video and telecommunications company has inked deal to provide video conferencing system with Microsoft. As soon as the deal was finalized the company’s shares were up by nearly 8% at US$7.0. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. According to Radvision, it will offer a combination of hardware and software products, which will be integrated with …

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Israel’s telecommunications regulator orders to cut down the interconnection fees

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Israel’s telecommunications regulator has ordered mobile operators to cut interconnection fees by nearly 73%. According to Communications Minister Moshe Kahlon, interconnect fees will drop to  US$0.0181 a minute at the start of 2011 from US$ 0.066 now. Fees will turn down further to US$0.0167 per minute from 2012, to US$0.0156 from 2013 and to. Termination fees for text messaging will …

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Cellcom inflates its revenue balloon with the profit of 17.7%

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Cellcom Israel Ltd. has announced its financial results for the second quarter revenues were up by 5.2% to US$436 million compared to the previous year. EBITDA rose by 7.1% to US$176 million while the EBITDA margin of 40.3% was up from 39.6% a year ago and net income totaled US$84 million. Basic earnings per share for the quarter were US$0.85. …

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