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Globe buys mobile content group

Philippine operator Globe Telecom said today it has bought mobile content distribution group EGG for PHP351 million (US$8 million). EGG offers value-added mobile services including music, news and information, games, chat and web-to-mobile messaging to subscribers in the Philippines and abroad.


iPhone 3G preps second wave of launches

Indian mobile operator Bharti, Estonia’s EMT, Globe Telecom of the Philippines and the Czech Republic’s Telefonica O2 all announced today that they will launch Apple’s iPhone 3G on August 22 as part of a second-wave of launches of the iconic device, which had its global launch last month.

Orascom results disappoint, focuses on Africa

Egypt-based telecoms group Orascom disappointed investors by reporting a decline in half-year net profit this week, but has vowed to enter six additional African markets within the next year as part of an expansion strategy.