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    Vodafone partners in Botswana to expand African presence Edit Post

    Vodafone has expanded its presence in Africa via a new ‘Partner Market’ agreement with Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL). The deal will see BTCL become Vodafone’s preferred partner in Botswana. According to Vodafone Partner Markets chief executive Stefano Gastaut, this will enable Vodafone to expand the reach of its products and services within Africa and extend its partner ...
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    Deutsche Telekom boss takes another swipe at US internet giants Edit Post

    Deutsche Telekom (DT) chief executive Timotheus Hoettges (pictured) complained that US internet firms are getting a far too easy ride in Europe, and called on competition authorities to take a tougher approach. Speaking at the International Conference on Competition in Berlin, a bi-annual event arranged by Germany’s competition authority, Hoettges – as reported by The Wall ...
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    Vodafone India expands 3G spectrum base, spends $4B Edit Post

    Vodafone India announced that it will pay INR258.1 billion ($4.12 billion) to acquire a total of 78.4MHz of spectrum in 12 regions, or “circles”. India’s spectrum auction, which closed earlier this week after three weeks of bidding, will bring in a record INR1.1 trillion ($17.6 billion) for the government. Vodafone India, the country’s second largest mobile operator ...
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    Huawei poses no UK security threat, says report Edit Post

    Chinese supplier Huawei is not a UK security threat according to a board comprising representatives from the UK government and intelligence agencies. Huawei, under suspicion by various governments that it might be involved in China-backed cyber hacking – something which the firm has always denied – set up the Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (HCSEC) in ...
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    Telecom Italia may revisit Metroweb acquisition talks Edit Post

    Following news that Vodafone Italia has reached a preliminary deal to buy a stake in Milan-based fibre operator Metroweb, Telecom Italia’s board of directors are to meet today (March 26) to assess their own plans of acquiring the company, Reuters reported. The Italian government has considered using the broadband company, held by asset management firm F2i, as the vehicle ...

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    Facebook makes first drone test flight Edit Post

    Facebook announced it had completed the first successful test flight of its UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) platform, which it intends to deploy in order to extend connectivity as part of its internet.org initiative. The drone, as reported by TechCrunch, has a wingspan comparable to a Boeing 767 but uses lightweight materials that allow it to weigh ...
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    BlackBerry in the black for Q4, as focus shifts to “sustainable profitability” Edit Post

    BlackBerry head John Chen said that the company has “a very good handle on our margins, and our product roadmaps have been well received”, as the recovering company’s focus now shifts to “stabilisation of revenue with sustainable profitability and cash generation”. It reported a profit for the quarter (its fiscal Q4) of $28 million, compared with ...


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    India’s spectrum auction closes, bids hit $17.6B Edit Post

    India’s spectrum auctions have come to a close, after three weeks and 115 bidding rounds, raising INR1.1 trillion ($17.6 billion) from eight operators. Almost 90 per cent of the total spectrum being auctioned off has been provisionally sold, the government said. The amount expected to be generated tops the INR1.06 trillion raised in the 2010 auctions. The operators ...