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STC to take majority control of Viva Kuwait

STC to take majority control of Viva Kuwait

STC will buy a further 25.8% to raise its stake to 51.8%

Du tipped to relax foreign ownership rules

Du tipped to relax foreign ownership rules

Investment bank Arqaam Capital says du will follow Etisalat in opening up shares

Ooredoo Oman upbeat on profit growth

Ooredoo Oman upbeat on profit growth

Oman’s second operator posts 10.8% rise in Q4 net profit

Vodafone Qatar’s loss widens in 2015

Vodafone Qatar’s loss widens in 2015

Tough year for Qatari telco as revenues slide 8%

Mobily returns to profitability in Q4

Mobily returns to profitability in Q4

Saudi Arabian telco posts a quarterly profit after a tough year

Zain KSA posts Q4 loss of $77m

Zain KSA posts Q4 loss of $77m

Revenue rise helps to reduce quarterly loss

Tigo Tanzania shares $2.1m in quarterly profit

Tigo Tanzania shares $2.1m in quarterly profit

Payment is generated from profit accruing in the Tigo Pesa Trust accounts

MEA tablet market bucks global trend

MEA tablet market bucks global trend

Shipments up 3.3% year-on-year in Q3 2015 due to growth of detachable devices

Court keeps freeze on Zain Iraq funds

Court keeps freeze on Zain Iraq funds

Telco has appealed against nearly $5bn fines and claims in the past 12 months

Zimbabwe govt begins Telecel takeover

Zimbabwe govt begins Telecel takeover

NSSA is thought to be fronting the money for Zarnet

Orange sells its stake in Telkom Kenya

Orange sells its stake in Telkom Kenya

Finalisation of the transaction remains subject to authorities approval

Mobily targets profitability within 12 months

Mobily targets profitability within 12 months

Telco has improved corporate governance in wake of accounting errors, says CEO

Ooredoo’s 9-month results lifted by asset sales

Ooredoo’s 9-month results lifted by asset sales

Sale of non-core assets stem 9-month profit decline

Samsung buoyed by revenue rise

Samsung buoyed by revenue rise

Improved inventory management, cost-cutting play part in gains, say analysts

Telkom SAfrica linked to Cell C acquisition approach

Telkom SAfrica linked to Cell C acquisition approach

Telco in discussions which may have effect on the price of Telkom’s securities


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