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Asiacell wins initial approval to list on Iraqi bourse

Asiacell fined for missing deadline; Rivals Zain and Korek still not listed

August 9, 2012 4:07
 
Zain Sudan

Dollar shortage, tax hikes hurt Sudan Telcos

Higher taxes and mounting competition are also posing challenges for the African country's three major telecoms players as they battle to tap the potential of a relatively underpenetrated market.

June 19, 2012 5:20
 
Dubai's Friendi eyes six markets after Virgin deal

Dubai’s Friendi eyes six markets after Virgin deal

Dubai group Friendi plans to expand into six more countries within four years after the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) agreed a strategic partnership with Richard Branson's Virgin Group, its chief executive told Reuters on Sunday.

June 10, 2012 5:51
 
Ex-Zain CEO urges gulf Telcos to merge, privatise

Ex-Zain CEO urges Gulf Telcos to merge, privatise

Gulf telecoms companies, most of which are ultimately government-controlled, must further privatise and consolidate to survive in an increasingly tough environment, former chief executive of Kuwait's Zain said on Tuesday.

May 30, 2012 12:58
 
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Saudi spectrum change would boost economy – GSMA

Freeing up preferred spectrum for Saudi Arabia's telecoms operators to use for next-generation networks could add $95.5 billion to the economy by 2025, global telecoms lobby group GSMA said.

May 29, 2012 12:10
 
Western Union, Afghan Roshan eye mobile money transfer

Western Union, Afghan Roshan eye mobile money transfer

Afghan telecoms operator Roshan has teamed up with Western Union Co to enable subscribers to receive remittances from abroad on their mobile phones, a joint statement said.

February 28, 2012 2:44
 
UAE’s Etisalat cuts costs through outsourcing, sues Indian JV partners

UAE’s Etisalat cuts costs through outsourcing, sues Indian JV partners

UAE telecoms operator Etisalat will outsource network maintenance and support services while abroad, it plans to sue Indian JV partners for fraud

February 25, 2012 12:41
 

UAE’s Etisalat cuts costs through outsourcing, sues Indian JV partners

UAE telecoms operator Etisalat will outsource network maintenance and support services while abroad, it plans to sue Indian JV partners for fraud

February 25, 2012 12:38
 
Bahrain’s BATELCO says India stake sale to lift 2012 profit

Bahrain’s BATELCO says India stake sale to lift 2012 profit

Bahrain Telecommunications Co's (Batelco) sale of its stake in Indian affiliate S Tel will help it achieve double-digit profit growth in 2012, the former monopoly said on Wednesday.

February 23, 2012 11:17
 
Omantel Q4 net profit up 10 percent as subscriber base grows

Omantel Q4 net profit up 10 percent as subscriber base grows

Oman Telecommunications Co (Omantel) on Tueday reported a 10.3 percent rise in fourth-quarter net profit, beating forecasts as the majority state-owned operator's subscriber base grew.

February 8, 2012 12:26
 
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