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Nokia completes acquisition of Comptel

Nokia completes acquisition of Comptel

Acquisition advances Nokia's strategy to build a standalone software business

Palo Alto Networks to form $20 M security venture fund

Palo Alto Networks to form $20 M security venture fund

Fund will aim at companies with a cloud-based application approach

Experts stress on increased investments to support data explosion in Africa

Experts stress on increased investments to support data explosion in Africa

Data centre demands in the region yet to be driven by OTT players

MTN to invest $295 million in Iran's telecom market

MTN to invest $295 million in Iran's telecom market

South African telco group aims to capitalise on the growth expected in Iran's broadband market

Batelco group's net profits decline 14%

Batelco group's net profits decline 14%

Despite an 8% decline over Q1 2016, EBITDA increased by 7% from the previous quarter

Cost reduction shows up as increased income for STC

Cost reduction shows up as increased income for STC

Group to distribute a total of $533 million in cash dividend for Q1 2017

Etisalat joins race for Oman’s third licence

Etisalat joins race for Oman’s third licence

UAE incumbent joins Zain and STC in race for Omani licence

Zain Group’s net income sees a 3% boost in Q1

Zain Group’s net income sees a 3% boost in Q1

Result said to be affected by currency devaluation in Sudan and intense competition

Ericsson ends Q1 on an unsatisfactory note

Ericsson ends Q1 on an unsatisfactory note

Sales continue to decline despite a good performance in the Network segment

Etisalat’s net profits grow 5% in Q1

Etisalat’s net profits grow 5% in Q1

Aggregate subscriber base reaches 159M and consolidated revenues reach $3.4B

UAE's du sees a 24% fall in Q1 profits

UAE's du sees a 24% fall in Q1 profits

Company excited about the opportunity presented by Virgin Mobile UAE

Huawei's enteprise business grows 47% in 2016

Huawei's enteprise business grows 47% in 2016

Huawei Smart City solution deployed in more than 100 cities in over 40 countries

Wireless carriers make a beeline to invest in 5G assets

Wireless carriers make a beeline to invest in 5G assets

Millimeter wave spectrum predicted to play large role in 5G; owners in hot seat

Zain Saudi records its first ever quarterly net profit

Zain Saudi records its first ever quarterly net profit

Profits attributed majorly to the positive effects of licence extension

Thuraya forms alliance with satellite start-up

Thuraya forms alliance with satellite start-up

Thuraya and ELSE aim to expand services to customers with M2M and IoT solutions


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