Africa & Middle East Telecom weekly news

Publié le par Hamdouni Mohamed

October 16th to October 23st 2008

AFRICA:
Mobile Web the way forward says Opera
New deal for Orange World
Orascom signs-up to Mobile Payments pilot
PTA Bank receives USD 50 million loan from China Development Bank

BAHRAIN:

Batelco pre-paid subscribers to enjoy mobile broadband service

BURKINA FASO:

Union disquiet over Onatel management

CAMEROON:

Orange looks to Camtel for payment

EGYPT:

Mobily signs for traffic violation message service
Mobinil to use Aircom’s ASSET tool for 3G deployment

GUINEA BISSAU:
Chinese to refurbish Guinétel network

IRAN:

TCI stake attracts interest of PT Telkom

ISRAEL:

Pelephone pays bandwidth fees to avoid delay in 3G network launch

KENYA:

Safaricom slashes call tariffs

KUWAIT:

Kharafi group reduces stake in Zain
Kuwait initiates process to set up national telecom regulator

MALAWI:

ACL to start operations by September 2009
GAIN to launch third mobile network in 2Q 2009

MALI:

Orange gears-up for new numbers

MOZAMBIQUE:

Centre of excellence for Portuguese-speaking telcos

NAMIBIA:

MTC rates challenged by competitors

QATAR:

Qtel posts 113 percent increase in 3Q profits
Vodafone Qatar IPO likely to be postponed

SAUDI ARABIA:

Mobily introduces mobile social networking service

SENEGAL:

Not so fast Expresso

SOUTH AFRICA:

Unions badgers Telkom to delay outsource plan

SUDAN:

Canartel likely to get mobile phone licence

SWAZILAND:

MTN Swaziland upgrades network

TANZANIA:

Tanzanian shareholders seek approval to sell Vodacom Tanzania stake

UGANDA:

France Telecom to expand Orange in Uganda

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES:

Etisalat introduces unlimited Internet package for corporate customers
Etisalat posts improved 3Q ’08 results

ZAMBIA:

CAZ warns mobile phone carriers to improve services
Huawei Technologies to assist Zamtel in fibre optic roll-out
ZPS branches to be linked through WAN

ZIMBABWE:

Mobile phone tariffs rise again

Publié dans Global Telecom News

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