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    MTN warns on earnings, blames currency fluctuations Edit Post

    South Africa-based operator group MTN said investors should be braced for a fall in earnings when it announces interim results next month (5 August). The company blamed adverse exchange rate movements for a forecast drop of between 10 and 15 per cent in attributable earnings per share for the six months to end-June, over the same ...
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    Telekom Austria interested in Telekom Srbija Edit Post

    Telekom Austria is reportedly interested in acquiring the 58 per cent stake in Telekom Srbija put up for sale by the Serbian government earlier this month. Serbia’s privatisation agency issued a public invitation for bidders to make non-binding offers to acquire a controlling stake in the company at the start of July, and the Austrian operator ...
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    India’s operators call for 2-year wait for 700MHz auction Edit Post

    A day after India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) announced it is planning another spectrum auction, likely to be held early next year, the country’s mobile operators have urged the government to put off the sale of the 700MHz band for two years to give them time to prepare their business strategies. The country plans to offer ...
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    Australia leans on TD-LTE for NBN fixed-wireless success Edit Post

    INTERVIEW: Australia’s ambitious and controversial national broadband network project has accelerated rapidly over the past year and now reaches 1.2 million premises – up from 300,000 when the current government took power in 2013. NBN Co, the state-owned fixed wholesale provider, uses a combination of satellite in the most remote areas, as well as fixed-wireless, fibre ...
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    Myanmar invites bids for fourth operator Edit Post

    Myanmar invited local firms to step forward for a fourth mobile licence in what is becoming an increasingly competitive market. In a two-stage process, local public companies with registered capital of at least $2.3 billion are invited to state their interest in the licence by 24 August, according to Reuters. Later, the winner will chose a ...

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    EE sees revenue growth in Q2 – just Edit Post

    EE trumpeted a “return to growth in operating revenue” during the second quarter of 2015, up a slim 0.1 per cent to £1.51 billion. Growth was up 2.2 per cent year-on-year when excluding regulatory impacts. Olaf Swantee, the company’s CEO, said: “The business continues to focus squarely on improving customer satisfaction and on cross-selling our innovative range of ...
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    EC clears Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent deal Edit Post

    The European Commission gave the green-light to Nokia’s proposed multi-billion dollar acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent, stating that the deal “would not raise competition concerns”. This is because “the parties are not close competitors and since a number of strong global competitors will remain active after the transaction”, it continued. The regulator said that although the merged businesses have combined ...


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    Vodafone sees signs of European recovery in Q1 Edit Post

    Vodafone Group talked up the positives in its quarterly update, although it is still clearly facing challenges in its core European markets – and the company offered no further updates on its asset exchange discussions with Liberty Global. Group service revenue decreased 2.9 per cent to £9.17 billion, although Vodafone highlighted that in organic terms – excluding M&A and ...