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Vodafone Idea will pay $1.4bn towards AGR dues today
Vodafone Idea owes a total of $7.4 billion to India’s Department of Telecoms, in part due to a Supreme Court ruling over the way telcos calculate their adjusted growth revenues
CommsMEA caught up with Jonathan Adams, head of Ericsson South and East Africa, to hear about the challenges and opportunities associated with bringing cutting edge connectivity to some of the most remote locations in the world
France gives Huawei the go ahead to play a role in its national 5G rollout
France follows the UK and Germany in green-lighting Huawei to participate in its 5G rollout, but the country will place certain restrictions on all vendors to help bolster network security
Honor launches flagship smartphone in the UAE
The Honor 20 will feature a 48MP AI Quad Camera smartphone and will be available for 1299 AED
GSMA cancels MWC2020
The Coronavirus has now killed over 1,000 people, with world government’s coordinating to control the spread of the disease
Zain sells off its telecom towers in Kuwait, raising $130m
The sale and lease back deal is the first of its kind in the region
du announces 9.3% jump in like for like profits for 2019
Capital investment also saw a sharp increase in 2019, as the company poured resources into its next generation mobile networks
China grants indoor licences for 5G
China's big 3 MNOs secure spectrum licences to help them boost indoor coverage
Huawei becomes the world’s 10th most valuable brand
A new industry report values Huawei’s total business worth at $65 billion
US judges set to approve $26.5bn T-Mobile / Sprint merger later today
The long awaited merger would automatically create the third biggest teclo in the US