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Qtel 2011 profit falls despite revenue increase

Qatar number one operator Qtel grew its revenue by 16 percent in 2011 to hit QAR31.8 billion (US$8.74 billion) but recorded net profit of QAR2.6 billion, down 9.8 percent compared to 2010

Report: Qatar government makes Oger Telecom approach

The Qatar government has made an approach for a stake in Dubai-based operator group Oger Telecom

Qtel not looking for foreign acquisitions in short term

Qatar number one operator Qatar Telecom has no plans to make further overseas acquisitions in the short term, according to its CEO

Commercialbank of Qatar, Sybase 365 in mobile banking deal

(The Paypers) Global mobile commerce services provider Sybase 365 has teamed up with Qatar-based financial institution Commercialbank of Qatar, in a bid to roll…Read more:

Six firms apply for Syria’s third mobile licence

Six companies have applied to become Syria’s third mobile operator

Qatar: Vodafone money service

The pilot project, Vodafone said, was a key element in the extensive quality control phase …

Qatar National Bank Launches Mobile Funds-Transfer Service

Qatar National Bank Ltd. has launched the first mobile-to-mobile funds-transfer service in Qatar, the Doha-based bank announced Sept. 22.Read more:

Vodafone Qatar launch mobile money with a local bank

It was reported recently that Vodafone Qatar would be launching a mobile money remittance service in conjunction with Doha Bank early in the next year (Read here). Anybody following mobile payments are aware of the massive benefits that remittance services bring to emerging markets as well as the relevance of the Middle East. The large migrant workforce and the vibrant and dynamic banking industry makes this an ideal market to deploy mobile remittance services. Vodafone is also well-known for th

Vodafone, MTN deny stake talks

Both Vodafone and MTN have denied reports that Vodafone has engaged MTN in pursuit of a multi-billion rand stake in the pan-African operator.

Vodafone Qatar releases IPO plans

Vodafone Qatar plans to issue an IPO by November this year and will hire HSBC Middle East and QNB as joint lead advisors on the sale. Last week it was announced that the final price of the country’s second mobile license, won by the Vodafone/Qatar Foundation Consortium, was QAR7.716 billion (US$2.12 billion).