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Egyptian regulator approves unified licences

The Egyptian regulator The National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) has confirmed that it will issue unified licences, allowing the country’s operators to provide fixed and mobile services.

Ooredoo confirms interest in Algerian 3G auctions

Qatari group Ooredoo has stated its intent to participate in Algeria’s upcoming 3G licensing process, with chairman Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al-Thani commending the Algerian authorities for the speed with which they have initiated the process.

Mobile Data set to explode in Latam, Mid-East

Only three regions—Latin America, Middle East, and Africa—will see a mobile internet service revenue double-digit CAGR between 2013 and 2018, according to ABI Research. This is underpinned by the strong per subscription data consumption increasing at CAGRs of 45-49%.

Zain Iraq commences IPO

Zain Iraq has set its long-awaited initial public offering (IPO) into motion, creating a new company with which to register its Iraqi stock...

Viber hit with Saudi ban

The mobile app Viber has been banned in Saudi Arabia, with the Kingdom’s regulator warning that similar services could suffer the same fate...

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