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Grameenphone has said it will launch its 3G network at the beginning of October

India’s Bharti moves into Bangladesh

Indian operator Bharti Airtel said Tuesday it has agreed to acquire at 70 per cent stake in Bangladeshi service provider Warid Telecom backed by an investment totalling $1bn.

AT&T-DirecTV merger closer to reality with DirecTV shareholder approval

Regional consolidation derailed by pride

The prospect of consolidation among operators in the Middle East and African region has provided much fuel for the industry rumour mill in 2009. But the collapse of talks involving the disposal of Zain Africa to Indian carriers BSNL and MTNL, as well as those between Bharti and MTN has brought to light a disruptive and persistent level of pride within the operator community.

Belgacom, MTN merge carrier services operations

Belgacom, MTN merge carrier services operations

Belgacom’s International Carrier Services (ICS) division has extended its long standing partnership with pan-African carrier MTN, with the combination of the two firms ICS units and MTN’s acquisition of a stake in Belgacom ICS.

Serbia has called off the auction

Zain, Paltel merger off

After months of courting, the proposed merger between emerging markets telecoms giant Zain and Palestinian operator Paltel is off.

African incumbents are under threat

Survival of the fittest

The prospect of consolidation among African and Middle Eastern operators has provided much fuel for the industry rumour mill in 2009, but the apparent collapse of talks involving Zain Africa as well as those between Bharti and MTN has not diminished the appetite for expansion.

Nitel's privatisation has been beset with difficulty

Nigeria sets two-month deadline on Nitel privatisation

Nigeria’s government has set a 60-day deadline for the privatisation of the state-owned incumbent telco Nitel, including mobile operation M-Tel. The announcement came on Monday as the Nigerian vice-president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, appointed a new board to the company to oversee its stabilisation.

Emerging markets to drive M&A growth

The ongoing potential for rapid mobile subscription growth means that emerging markets are set to take over as the main driver of M & A activity, according to research released Thursday. Findings from the Global Mobile M&A report, released by industry analyst and telecoms.com parent Informa Telecoms & Media, reveal that although M&A activity appeared […]

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