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 …

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

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 …

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