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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 how US internet gian... 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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    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 ...
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    EC’s Ansip admits digital single market will be “uphill struggle” Edit Post

    Different rules and regulations across the EU’s 28 member states are thwarting growth of the region’s digital economy - which the EC’s College of Commissioners highlighted today in its first discussion on the ‘digital single market strategy’ - yet Andrus Ansip, EC’s vice-president for the digital single market, said he was “under no illusions” as to how ...


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    BT goes for value with UK mobile return Edit Post

    BT confirmed its anticipated return to the UK consumer mobile market, positioning what was described as the country’s “best value 4G mobile data deal” as a “reward for its BT broadband customers”. “Offering BT customers the UK’s best value 4G data deal is a great way to start our journey towards re-establishing ourselves as a major ...