Israeli cable TV player planning mobile buy
Reuters reports that Israeli cable TV company HOT is to buy mobile operator Mirs for US$378 million, in order to compete with its rivals by offering a broader range of services.
Bahrain operator Batelco and its partner Kingdom Holding said that they had entered into a “non-binding term sheet” with Zain Saudi Arabia, with regard to their planned acquisition of a 25 percent stake in the business.
Prototype Interactive, the Middle East company behind the Yalla Apps service, which enables local developers to publish their apps into Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 Marketplace, announced updates to its service intended to be “even more convenient to the community.”
MarketWatch: Mobile broadband drives Internet use in South Africa
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: The introduction of mobile broadband technology in South Africa has led to millions of citizens now accessing the Internet via smartphones.
Morocco tipped to sell stake in Maroc Telecom
The Moroccan government will sell part of its 30 percent stake in Maroc Telecom, according to sources at Reuters.
Vodafone Qatar names new top management
Vodafone Qatar has renewed its top management, notes Telecompaper.
Zain Saudi Q2 net loss narrows as customer base expands
Dow Jones Newswires reports that Zain Saudi Arabia said its second-quarter net loss narrowed to SAR448 million (US$119.5 million), from SAR632 million a year ago, as the heavily-indebted telco added subscribers.
Report: France Telecom eyeing Congo buy
France Telecom is reported to be in exclusive talks to buy a controlling stake in Congo China Telecom, the fourth largest operator in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Etisalat Q2 numbers fail to impress
Etisalat announced lacklustre results for the second quarter of 2011, failing to meet analysts’ expectations.
Alcatel-Lucent builds 100G network for Mobily
Alcatel-Lucent and Mobily have announced the successful completion of a 100-Gigabits (100G) live trial “to meet increasing demand in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for access to high-bandwidth data applications.”