Category: Operator

Orascom drops proceedings over Mobinil

Egyptian carrier Orascom Telecom said Sunday that it has dropped court proceedings against France Telecom over the long running spat involving Egyptian mobile operator Mobinil.

TelstraClear gets back in bed with Vodafone

New Zealand mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) TelstraClear said Monday it has struck a deal with Vodafone New Zealand to offer 3G services in the country.

Zain fuels African sale rumours

Speculation that aspiring global carrier Zain is looking to sell off its African portfolio was fuelled further this week, after it emerged that Swiss bank UBS has been appointed to help the firm assess its operations.

Vodafone, Carphone Warehouse kiss and make up

Vodafone, the world’s biggest carrier by revenues is back together with UK retailer Carphone Warehouse after a three year split, as it tries to boost its share of the UK market.

Cosmote swoops on Zapp in Romania

Greek carrier Cosmote has signed an agreement to acquire Romanian mobile operator Telemobil, which operates under the brand Zapp.

2008 – the year of 3G for Latin America

Almost every Latin American mobile operator launched 3G services in 2008, as the region’s carriers scrambled to push data services in order to offset falling voice revenues and satisfy consumers’ growing hunger for value added products.

A real time opportunity

Alastair Hanlon, director for industry solutions at Convergys looks at how real time billing and customer service can revolutionise the telecoms industry.

Lycamobile rolls out MVNO in Italy

International MVNO Lycamobile has launched services in Italy, piggybacking on the network of disruptive 3G carrier 3 Italia.

Spinvox lands Latin American deal with Telefónica

UK-headquartered speech to text specialist Spinvox has signed a deal with Spanish carrier Telefónica that will see its text voicemail service made available to Telefónica’s entire Latin American customer base. The carrier has almost 125 million customers in the region.

3 tempts consumers with £0 per month contract

The UK’s plucky mobile disruptor, 3 UK, launched a £0 per month contract on Wednesday, hoping to lure prepay users from other networks with the promise of free Skype calls.

Vivendi named as Zain suitor in Nigerian press

Nigerian newspaper Business Day has named French telecoms carrier Vivendi as the firm looking to build a deal with pan-MEA mobile operator Zain, after reports emerged last week that the Kuwaiti firm was looking to offload its African operations.

Government mulls Telekom Austria break-up

Christoph Matznetter, the Austrian government’s economic spokesman, has raised the possibility of spinning off the fixed-line network infrastructure business of Telekom Austria, the country’s incumbent telco, which is partially owned by the state (27.37 per cent).

DoCoMo brand to debut in India

Indian carrier Tata Teleservices (TTSL) is to launch a GSM service this month under the brand of Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo, which holds a 26 per cent stake in TTSL.

Zain to offload African portfolio?

Rumours abound this week that aspiring global carrier Zain could be looking to sell its entire African portfolio. This goes against pretty much every noise the firm has ever made about its strategic ambitions.

T-Mobile USA not hacked after all

T-Mobile USA is assuring its 33 million customers that their information and the company’s information is safe, following claims that the operator’s systems were hacked earlier this week.


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