Airtel to announce Kenya Airways initiatives later in year

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Airtel Africa CEO Christian de Faria and Airtel Kenya MD Adil El Youssefi have met to discuss joint initiatives with Kenya Airways CEO Titus Naikuni in Nairobi. The two organisations have been cooperating for more than ten years and Airtel stated a number of initiatives have been agreed to, which will be announced during the course of the year.

EditorAirtel to announce Kenya Airways initiatives later in year

EU ‘misses the point’ of 3 Ireland’s O2 takeover

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Coleago Consulting doubts buyer will come forward for 3 spectrum, says Brussels wasted chance to encourage new business models. The conditions attached to the approval of Hutchison 3 Ireland’s acquisition of local rival O2 earlier this week points to a lack of understanding at the European Commission, argued Coleago Consulting on Thursday. Brussels gave the go-ahead to the €850 million …

EditorEU ‘misses the point’ of 3 Ireland’s O2 takeover

Kcell launches iPhone 5s, 5c

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Kcell, the Kazakhstan mobile operator announced the launch of sales the iPhone 5s and 5c from Apple. Sales will begin on 30 May. Kcell offers the phones for an upfront payment of KZT 20,000 or 30,000, plus monthly installments with no interest. It also sells the iPhone 4s.

EditorKcell launches iPhone 5s, 5c

Hrvatski Telekom enables free Twitter access until 13 July

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Hrvatski Telekom, the Croatian operator  has enabled its mobile customers to use the social network Twitter at no charge. All content accessed on mobile devices and the associated internet traffic will not be charged until 13 July, as reported by TP. These benefits include viewing tweets with photos that are on Twitter. Hrvatski Telekom has also launched a competition on social …

EditorHrvatski Telekom enables free Twitter access until 13 July

Orange aims to boost Korek, Meditel stakes to over 50% – CEO

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Orange plans to become the majority shareholder in some operators in which it currently holds a stake, chairman and CEO Stephane Richard said in a Les Echos interview. Asked about the group’s progress towards its target of having 300 million customers outside France by the end of 2015, he stated that they are currently have a slightly fewer than 250 …

EditorOrange aims to boost Korek, Meditel stakes to over 50% – CEO

Over 100 French villages have no mobile service – minister

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According to the Economy Minister, Arnaud Monteboug, there are still 105 villages in France without mobile phone service on 30 April, of the over 3,000 towns in white zones listed when the national mobile coverage plan was announced in 2003. The minister further stated that the fight against the digital divide has been going on for a long time and that …

EditorOver 100 French villages have no mobile service – minister

Galileo shown to improve accuracy of location-based services

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The European Union has announced that tests conducted by the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and mobile location services provider Rx Networks confirm that using the Galileo satellite navigation system in various combinations with GPS and the Glonass (GNSS) system significantly improves the accuracy of location-based services in challenging environments, as reported by TP. The tests were performed in real-world environments, …

EditorGalileo shown to improve accuracy of location-based services

Strecker promoted to CEO of Amobee

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Mobile advertising company Amobee’s board of directors announced that Trevor Healy stepped down as CEO and has named Mark Strecker, previously Amobee’s president and COO, as the company’s new CEO. Healy will stay with Amobee over the next few months in an advisory role to ensure a smooth transition. As president and COO, Strecker was responsible for Amobee’s worldwide sales …

EditorStrecker promoted to CEO of Amobee

Regulator fines CVMovel CVE 10 million

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Cape Verde’s National Communications Agency (ANAC) has issued a CVE 10 million fine on mobile operator CVMovel. According to the regulator, the fine was for infringing regulations with the suspension of the Grilao tariff package. In addition, the operator did not adhere to an order on the rules for advertising.

EditorRegulator fines CVMovel CVE 10 million

Lea to replace Lowery as GM of O2 UK stores

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O2 UK general manager for retail operations, Crispin Lowery, will leave Telefonica group at the end of June and will be succeeded by Bridget Lea, currently head of stores, a company spokesman Mobile Today. Lea will report to sales and service director Feilim Mackle. Lowery is headed to Google, according to a number of unnamed sources. He has been with …

EditorLea to replace Lowery as GM of O2 UK stores