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Vodafone ups guidance on solid 1H earnings growth

2017-11-14 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Vodafone on Tuesday raised its full year guidance after reporting solid growth in its fiscal first half earnings. The U.K.-based telco group expects organic adjusted EBITDA to grow around 10% year-on-year to approximately €14.75 billion-€14.95 billion. That compares to an earlier forecast of 4%…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Obermann to join Telenor board

2017-11-14 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Telenor has nominated Rene Obermann to join its board of directors from 1 January. The former Deutsche Telekom chief executive will become Telenor's 10th director…read more on TotalTele.com »

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AT&T, Verizon to build, share towers

2017-11-14 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

AT&T and Verizon have partnered with Tillman Infrastructure to build and share hundreds of new cell towers. Under the agreement, the two U.S. telcos have committed to co-leasing and co-anchoring the new sites. In a statement on Monday…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Telenor appoints former Deutsche Telekom CEO Obermann to board

2017-11-13 17:04:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Telenor has proposed Rene Obermann, the former CEO of Deutsche Telekom, as a new member of the Norwegian operator's board of directors from 1 January 2018. 

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Qualcomm rejects Broadcom takeover offer

2017-11-13 16:22:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Qualcomm has rejected Broadcom's unsolicited takeover offer, sating it "significantly undervalues" the company. Broadcom announced the USD 130 billion bid a week ago, offering a 28 percent premium on Qualcomm's latest share price. 

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Deutsche Telekom confirms plans to launch own smart speaker in H1 2018

2017-11-13 14:43:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Deutsche Telekom has confirmed it's developing voice control software and its own smart speaker. With the command 'Hello Magenta' - referring to the German operator's marketing colour - users will be able to control Telekom services around the home as well as other connected devices. The smart speaker is planned to launch on the German market in the first half of 2018. 

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Namibian telecoms watchdog blocks MTC stake sale to state ahead of postal holding dismantling

2017-11-13 10:22:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) has blocked a plan by the government to buy 34 percent of mobile operator MTC in a deal worth over NAD 3 billion, The Namibian reported. The government already owns 66 percent of MTC through Namibia Post and Telecommunications Holdings (NPTH), while 34 percent belongs to Portugal Telecom. In 2016, the cabinet approved a plan for NPTH to buy Portugal Telecom's 34 percent shareholding, worth over NAD 3 billion, using money from the Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF). 

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Ziggo Consumer

2017-11-13 09:40:00| Telecompaper Reports

This company profile analyses Ziggo Consumer (including former UPC Consumer). The report contains information on Ziggo Consumer's current position and strategy. It discusses the company's latest financial figures and gives an overview of its current network. The report provides details of the product portfolio of Ziggo Consumer. It looks at the market in which Ziggo Consumer operates as well as its competitors. Furthermore the profile reports on Ziggo Consumer's marketing activities, including its customer strategy. Lastly the profile contains Telecompaper's SWOT analysis of Ziggo Consumer.

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Vodafone Cameroon ceases operations

2017-11-13 09:33:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Afrimax announced that Vodafone Cameroon ceased to operate on 10 November, after it reluctantly concluded that it was no longer commercially viable to resume services in the country. The company, which was licensed to use the Vodafone brand under a licensing agreement with Vodafone Group, was forced to halt its activities on 14 September, after its licence was ruled invalid by the ministry of posts and telecommunications. Afrimax said that Vodafone Group had no equity interest in Afrimax or Vodafone Cameroon.

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Vodacom Group revenue rises 4.5% to ZAR 42 bln in H1

2017-11-13 09:15:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Vodacom Group has reported a 4.5 percent increase in revenue to ZAR 42.0 billion in the first half-year ending 30 September compared with ZAR 40.15 billion in the same period in 2016. The group added 4.3 million customers during the first half, 2.9 million in South Africa and 1.4 million in its international operations, to reach just over 71 million customers, up 11.8 percent. Group EBIT decreased 0.2 percent, and the EBIT margin decreased by 1.2 percentage points to 25.8 percent.  

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