TELECOM

26 Nov 2014

Mobinil may reject Egypt’s landline licence: CEO

Egyptian mobile telecoms firm Mobinil said yesterday it might reject the government’s offer of a landline services licence, aimed at boosting competition in the telecoms market, unless it is allowed to build its own fixed-line infrastructure.

The government approved in September a new unified licensing which would allow the state fixed-lined monopoly...

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26 Nov 2014

Optimus and Huawei to Host Their Next Channel Partners Meet in Bahrain

The Leading Value Added Distributors of Telecommunications and ICT solutions Optimus Technology and Telecom will be teaming up with Huawei on 25th and 26th November 2014 to host their touring channel partner’s meet at the Elite Grande Hotel in Bahrain.


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25 Nov 2014

Vodafone Egypt signs LE4 billion loan deal

Mobile operator Vodafone Egypt signed a financing deal with seven banks worth LE4 billion ($563 million) on Monday.


The seven banks are Banque Misr, Alexandria Bank, CIB (Egypt), HSBC, QNB, Barclay's and Emirates NBD Egypt, a source from Banque Misr told Ahram Online.


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23 Nov 2014

Thuraya and Dubai Police Launch Thuraya SOS Service

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator and the Dubai Police today announced the launch of the Thuraya SOS service. With immediate effect, Thuraya XT users in the region can send a pre-programmed SMS with their GPS coordinates to the Dubai Police"...

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13 Nov 2014

UPDATE 1-Egypt's Global Telecom reports sharp rise in losses

Global Telecom, the Egypt-based group formerly known as Orascom Telecom, reported on Wednesday a 66 percent jump in net losses for the first nine months of the year, to 2.013 billion Egyptian pounds ($282 million) due to higher costs and taxes and adverse moves in foreign exchange rates.

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08 Nov 2014

INTERVIEW - Egypt will have unified telecoms licence before year-end - minister

Egypt's telecoms minister said it would issue a long-awaited unified licence for landline and mobile services by year-end, brushing aside reports of operators' reservations and insisting that the terms of the deal were no longer negotiable.


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06 Nov 2014

Mobinil may opt out of Egypt fixed-line market, to decide in weeks- CEO

Egyptian mobile phone carrier Mobinil may opt out of the government's recently-approved unified mobile and landline licence unless the price improves and it gets more clarity on the terms,"......

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06 Nov 2014

GSMA Introduces Code of Conduct for Mobile Money Providers

The GSMA today launched a Code of Conduct for Mobile Money Providers, outlining a series of common business principles to enable the development of safe and responsible digital financial services. The first mobile network operators (MNOs) to endorse the Code are Airtel, Avea, Axiata, Etisalat,"...

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04 Nov 2014

Telecom Egypt working on Vodafone stake sale

Telco seeks banks to help it find a buyer for is 45% stake in Vodafone Egypt.

Telecom Egypt is working towards the sale of its 45% stake in Vodafone's Egyptian unit, a move that will avoid a competitive conflict of interest between the two companies in future.


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