MTN to offer Simfy music service in South Africa

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According to a recent report in Telecompaper, MTN South Africa confirmed that it has signed an exclusive mobile operator agreement with Simfy Africa to offer its customers music streaming services. MTN customers will receive an exclusive rate of ZAR 49 per month for the Premium Plus service. Simfy Africa will allow MTN customers access to 23 million tracks, both international …

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Vimpelcom seeks new buyer for Telecel Globe assets – report

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Vimpelcom is apparently seeking to sell its Telecel Globe assets, despite agreeing to sell the company to Niel telecom for around EUR 75 million in 2013, TMT Finance reported. Niel Telecom had reportedly agreed to acquire Telecel Globe, which encompasses the Leo unit in Burundi and the Telecel Centrafrique unit in Central African Republic (CAR), subject only to closing conditions. …

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Anoite sells Travel business for GBP 45 mln in cash

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Anite, the Wireless testing systems provider has sold its Travel business to private equity group LDC for GBP 45 million in cash. The transaction is subject to the usual adjustments and GBP 1.7 million will be held in escrow at completion. Anite stated it wants to position itself as a global leader in wireless test solutions and concentrate on the division, …

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T-Mobile hikes 10GB price after forgetting to include VAT

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T-Mobile Netherlands has asked customers to pay more for an existing contract, saying it inadvertently excluded VAT from the price. However, the regulator ACM has questioned whether this practice is legal. Customers who signed a contract for a 10 GB data bundle in the period 16 January to 10 March have been asked to take a more expensive plan or …

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Vodafone execs to meet with Indian minister – report

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 Vodafone Group, the executives from UK-based will have a meeting with India’s new Finance Secretary Arvind Mayaram and other officials on 30 May, The Wall Street Journal reported citing sources familiar with Vodafone’s plans. During the meeting, the company, which fully owns Indian mobile operator Vodafone India, will try to find a solution to a long-standing tax dispute with Indian authorities. …

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Samsung targets healthcare with new development platform

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Samsung has unveiled a new project to expand in the healthcare sector with its connected mobile devices. The Samsung Digital Health Initiative, presented at an event in San Francisco by Samsung’s Strategy and Innovation Center team, is based on open hardware and software platforms to develop sensors, algorithms and data collection and analysis systems for the health sector. Samsung demonstrated …

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Optus to carry out 4G trials in Perth and Darwin

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Optus, the Australian operator expects to carry out 4G trials in the 700 MHz and 2600 MHz spectrum bands in Perth and Darwin starting 02 June. Trial spectrum licences have been secured from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) for Optus to conduct 4G  trials at 5 sites in Darwin and 6 sites in Perth. Optus stated that most testing …

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Megafon OIBDA flat, revenues up 10.6% in Q1

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Megafon, the Russian operator recently reported first-quarter OIBDA little changed year-on-year, at RUB 32.50 billion, due to extra costs for the Olympics in Sochi, higher sales of low-margin handsets and the weaker ruble. Revenues were up 10.6% from a year ago to RUB 74.88 billion, driven by a 45% increase in data revenue to RUB 16.17 billion. Mobile service revenues increased …

EditorMegafon OIBDA flat, revenues up 10.6% in Q1

Telecom Italia CEO meets with Brazil minister

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Marco Patuano, the CEO of Telecom Italia, has expressed optimism regarding the bidding for the 700 MHz band and came to Brazil to confirm TIM’s interest in bidding, as reported  by Teletime. Speaking after a meeting with Brazil’s Communications Minister Paulo Bernardo, he declined to go into detail about the contributions to the ongoing public consultation, but pointed out that, in …

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Siminn announces new EU, EAA roaming prices

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Iceland telecoms operator Siminn said roaming prices will fall in the European Union and European Economic Area (EAA) on 01 July, making it 22% cheaper to call home, nearly 30% cheaper to receive calls and almost 26% cheaper to send an SMS. The price of outgoing voice calls in the EU and EAA falls from ISK 47.5 to ISK 36.9 …

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Zain Kuwait to sponsor musical

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Zain Kuwait has announced its sponsorship of ‘Shrek the Musical’, the hit Broadway show in the Middle East and Kuwait for the first time. The musical will be performed through two periods, from 29-31 May and from 5-7 June in Kuwait. The musical is inspired by DreamWorks Animation’s hit film franchise.

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