M&A

Microsoft to acquire Nokia's devices business
Software giant to pay $7.1bn in cash for devices business and Nokia's patents
Etisalat hires adviser for Warid Telecom bid
UAE's Etisalat hires Goldman Sachs to advise on Warid bid, Reuters reports
Growth agenda
Acquisitions, new licences and emerging sectors bode well for the telco sector.
MTN open to major acquisitions
Renewed growth could feed significant inorganic growth
Return of M&A
The renewed appetite for deals seen in 2012 looks set to continue in the coming year
Deal makers
The past year saw a flurry of various types of deal in MEA region's telecoms sector
Orascom ups its stake in WIND Mobile Canada
Egyptian telco to acquire AAL Corporation's stake in WIND Mobile Canada
Etisalat eyes Maroc Telecom stake
Telco has submitted a preliminary expression of interest in Maroc Telecom stake