Maroc Telecom reports excellent year

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MeTimes writes…Moroccan telephone operator Maroc Telecom reported an excellent year in 2006, with consolidated turnover of 22.61 billion Moroccan dirhams (€2.06 billion), 10.1 percent up on 2005. “On all our activities the market has reacted favorably to our innovative offers, so that the growth in revenue has once again exceeded our expectations,” board chairman Abdeslam Ahizoune said in a statement. The …

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Huawei, ZTE Win in Africa on Phone-Equipment Prices

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Ernest Ndukwe, head of Nigeria’s telephone regulator, had personal guides for shopping, sightseeing, and dining when he visited Hong Kong this month, all courtesy of Huawei Technologies Co.Huawei, China’s biggest telephone-equipment maker, and local rival ZTE Corp. may jointly control more than half the Nigerian mobile-phone equipment market by 2007, four years after they started operating in Africa’s most-populous nation, …

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Africa Has the Fastest Growing Mobile Market in the World; Subscribers are Expected to Increase at a CAGR of 22.5 Percent During 2005-2011

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The “African Mobile Handset Market Analysis (2006-2009)”, report provides extensive research and objective analysis on the growing marketplace for the global mobile handset industry, their technologies, and impact on the market. This report helps clients to analyze the leading-edge opportunities critical to the success of the growing mobile handset market throughout the world. Detailed data and analysis helps handset manufacturers, …

EditorAfrica Has the Fastest Growing Mobile Market in the World; Subscribers are Expected to Increase at a CAGR of 22.5 Percent During 2005-2011

Cheap and cheerful

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Mobile handset sales in emerging markets across the Middle East and Africa are booming, with the region’s top cellular service providers teaming with the world’s biggest handset vendors to tap commercial opportunities across the region. The biggest growth in demand has been for low- cost handsets predominantly developed by Motorola and Nokia, two companies which have placed the emerging sub-sector …

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Arab mobile provider, Nokia launches Sudan operations

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Oct 5, 2006 (DUBAI) — i2, the largest and most diverse mobile provider in Africa and the Middle East announced today in a press briefing the launch of its operations in Sudan. i2 introduces its retail concept and after sales services for the first time in the country. i2 is the first authorized Nokia distributor and service center in the …

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Mauritania: Arrival of Third Operator Will Shake Up Cosy Duopoly

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Mauritania’s new third operator has already paid a staggering USD107 million for its unified licence. And all this money for a country that only has a population of around 2.75 million people. Currently there is a fairly cosy duopoly on mobile between the former incumbent Mauritel (now owned by Vivendi’s Maroc Telecom) and Mattel (owned by Tunisie Telecom. In other …

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Reliance Comm to bid for mobile licences abroad

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The Reliance-Dhirubhai Anil Ambani Group, has plans to bid for mobile licences abroad for providing high-end business process outsourcing services, reports Business Standard. It has lined up a raft of initiatives to give its telecommunications business a global footprint. Moreover, the company also plans to take Internet protocol television (IPTV) and other media services to consumers in foreign markets after …

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