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 stillĀ 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