MTN, Orascom deny to comment on takeover bid (Namibia)

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Both Orascom and MTN are tight lipped about the possible takeover bid of Orascom, the parent company of Leo – Namibia’s second largest telecommunications operator by MTN. The silence is amidst visible signs and media speculation surrounding the takeover bid. Stanley Similo, spokesperson of Leo denied commenting on the future of the company saying that he was not in …

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Orascom & Algerian govt to open talk for Djezzy

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Negotiations with Algerian government is set to be opened by Orascom Telecom, the Cairo-based mobile operator that could lead to the nationalization of its highly profitable subsidiary in the north African country. The company has written to the authorities in Algiers seeking talks over the future of Djezzy, its Algerian mobile unit. However, there are still doubts as in …

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MTN-Orascom will be over twice the size of Airtel & Orange Africa.

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MTN-Orascom’s joint subscriber base will surpass the 100 million mark if the deal goes through. This would mean that it will be over twice the size of Airtel Africa &  Orange. MTN will get a boost of over 20 million subs from the Orascom deal. That said, if a deal were to happen, here’s a quick analysis of whats for …

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MTN-Orascom: What exactly is for sale?

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www.Wirelessfederation.com/news: A lot of activity and news has been generated around the MTN-Orascom deal which is said to be in the offing. One of the key things to note, which MTN has experienced over the last 3 attempts (Twice with Bharti and once with Reliance) that a deal could be close and yet quite far. That said, if a deal …

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MTN may acquire Orascom’s African assets. Deal range $8-10bn (UPDATED)

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news UPDATE 1: Reuters reported that a source in the Algerian government has disclosed that MTN and Orascom are in discussions and Orascom is required by law to inform the government of any such activity. A senior source at the Algerian government also confirmed that they take a positive view of the sale and may bless the deal. Djezzy is …

EditorMTN may acquire Orascom’s African assets. Deal range $8-10bn (UPDATED)

Telecom Namibia re- launches ‘Switch’ CDMA mobile voice service

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: CDMA mobile voice service ‘Switch’ has been officially re- launched by Telecom Namibia on March 24, 2010 with extensive coverage of rural areas. The service has come after ten months when the government lifted mobility restrictions on the service. The government removed restrictions in May 2009 limiting each switch voice service user to a zone in and around their …

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Alfa organises public auction for 25 new platinum mobile numbers (Lebanon)

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Alfa, the mobile operator managed by Orascom Telecom, will be organizing its second public auction on 25 new platinum mobile numbers on Thursday 3rd of September, 2009. The auction will be held under the high patronage of Telecommunications’ Minister, Engineer Gebran Bassil, and upon his request, and will take place in “Dubai Hall” at the Metropolitan Hotel, at 9 …

EditorAlfa organises public auction for 25 new platinum mobile numbers (Lebanon)

Orascom rebrands CellOne Namibia as Leo, other subsidies to follow soon

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Orascom Telecom has reportedly rebranded its Namibian subisidiary Cell One as ‘Leo’ in a process to begin next month. Egypt-based parent Orascom Telecom, which took over the reins of 2G/3G operator Powercom (trading as Cell One) at the start of this year, explained that the name (pronounced ‘lay-o’) was taken from the Swahili word meaning ‘today’, while also representing …

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ITS & Cell One Namibia ink strategic partnership agreement

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Leading IT solutions provider International Turnkey Systems (ITS) has signed an agreement with Cell One, a leading GSM operator in Windhoek -Namibia. The deal comes in line with ITS’ strategic partnership with Orascom Telecom, a major player in the global telecommunications market and the mother company of Cell One. ITS shall provide a package of services and products of …

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NCC slashes mobile interconnection fees by 43% (Namibia)

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Namibian Communication Commission has passed a resolution under which the mobile-to-mobile network interconnection fees has been slashed by 43% to NAD0.60 with effect from 1 July, beginning of a four-phase plan ending January 2011, when a single charge of NAD0.30 per minute will apply, 72% less than the existing rate of NAD1.06. Accordng to a media report, the interconnection …

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Cell One & MTC offer free calls as competition intesifies (Namibia)

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Cell One and MTC, the competing mobile operators in Namibia are offering free calls to their subscribers from 22h00 to 06h00 everyday as long as they have a minimum N$5.00 balance. The first one to launch the service was Cell One followed by MTC. Both the operators informed their subscribers about the offering through SMS (short message service) that …

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Alfa expands 250 pre-based stations since February 2009 (Lebanon)

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Alfa, the mobile operator, managed by Orascom Telecom announced that it is keeping on strengthening its network all over Lebanon by installing 9 new Radio Stations since the 1st of June 2009. 103 Stations have been installed progressively in the different regions and several update operations have been implemented in addition to the expansion of 250 pre-based Stations, since …

EditorAlfa expands 250 pre-based stations since February 2009 (Lebanon)