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  • Safaricom, Orange ink infrastructure agreement

    June 17, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Safaricom, Orange ink infrastructure agreement

    Safaricom, one of Kenya’s leading mobile providers and Orange, a France Telecom company recently announced a joint infrastructure management agreement. Safaricom’s CEO Bob Collymore says the new agreement will reduce operational costs and improve customer...

  • France Telecom-Orange release results

    May 6, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on France Telecom-Orange release results

    France Telecom-Orange have released their first quarter  financial report in line with the company’s guidance for 2011. Despite intensified pressure in certain markets, where the group customers totaled  to 215.9 million as at 31 March 2011, a 7.0 % ...

  • Orange Tunisia to launch Mobile Money

    April 28, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Orange Tunisia to launch Mobile Money

    France Telecom’s Tunisian branch, Orange Tunisia, will launch Mobile Money by the end of the year. It comes as banks and the government hope to implement the new mobile technology to make doing business in the country easier. The announcement came at a...

  • Tunisia takes over 51 percent of Orange

    March 30, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Tunisia takes over 51 percent of Orange

    In a move anticipated by analysts and observers in Tunisia, the government has taken over 51 percent of Orange Tunisia. The telecom operator is owned by Marwan Mabrouk, the son-in-law of former Tunisian President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, and has been under...

  • Corruption in Tunisia’s telecom sector revealed

    March 25, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Corruption in Tunisia’s telecom sector revealed

    Over the past two months since former President Zein al-Abidine Ben Ali was ousted after a massive protest movement set the country into turmoil, a dark history has emerged within the telecommunications industry. France Telecom has been reported to have used...

  • Kenya: ZTE to install 3G network

    March 17, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: ZTE to install 3G network

    France Telecom SA’s Kenyan unit awarded a $47 million contract to ZTE Corp. to build a third-generation mobile-phone network that it expects to help double it’s subscriber base by the end of the year. France Telecom owns 51 percent of Telkom Kenya,...

  • France Telecom denies wrongdoing in Tunisia

    March 8, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on France Telecom denies wrongdoing in Tunisia

    The debacle over Tunisia’s Orange mobile operator continues, after France Telecom was accused of corruption in order to secure a share in Tunisia’s third mobile operating license. According to a French website, corruption and under-the-table bribes were...

  • France Telecom still confident in Africa, Middle East

    February 17, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    Ongoing unrest in Libya and Algeria and the recent political upheavels in Egypt and Tunisia has not changed France Telecom’s strategy to invest in Africa and the Middle East, a senior company executive said Monday. “There is no modification to our...

  • France Telecom to sell Moroccan bond

    January 28, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on France Telecom to sell Moroccan bond

    France Telecom, which owns 40 percent of Morocco’s private wireless operator Medi Telecom (Meditel) said that it will sell a 7-year bond to raise 1.2 billion dirhams, the company said in a press statement. The bond aims to mainly help Meditel boost its...

  • France Telecom looks to Algeria

    January 18, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    France Telecom continues to look at North Africa as a potential cash cow, despite efforts to enter the Egyptian market were squashed last year. According to Chief Executive Officer Stephane Richard, the company is looking specifically to Algeria as it plans...

  • France Telecom acquires 40% Medi Telecom stake

    September 22, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on France Telecom acquires 40% Medi Telecom stake

    MOROCCO’S second largest telecommunications operator, Medi Telecom has sold 40% of its shares to France Telecom for US$840 million, a senior officials has announced. France Telecom Chief Executive, Stephane Richard, said the acquisition of Medi Telecom...

  • Telkom Kenya announces new management structure

    July 21, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom Kenya announces new management structure

    TELKOM Kenya has announced its new management structure with the creation of position of two deputy CEOs, a move aimed at aligning its operations with France Telcom-Orange. Mickael Ghossein, Telkom Kenya CEO, while announcing the changes, said the new...

  • France Telecom broadband deal in Liberia

    June 18, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on France Telecom broadband deal in Liberia

    France Telecom has signed a $25 million dollar deal with the Liberian government for the connection of a submarine cable communications network in the country. According to The Observer, the total cost of bringing the submarine cable communications broadband...

  • 19 operators in battle for Mozambique’s third licence

    May 6, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on 19 operators in battle for Mozambique’s third licence

    A total of nineteen telecom operators have expressed their interest in Mozambique’s third licence, in the first stage of the international public tender, which started on 6 April 2010. France Telecom Orange, Zain and Portugal Telecom are among the future...

  • France Telecom denies Kenya exit

    April 20, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on France Telecom denies Kenya exit

    The main investor in Telkom Kenya, France Telecom, has denied reports that it plans to exit its Kenyan operation, as a result of registered losses. The French telco has instead announced its long-term strategic commitment to the Kenyan market. According to...

  • France Telecom, Orascom end dispute over Mobinil

    April 19, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on France Telecom, Orascom end dispute over Mobinil

    France Telecom and Orascom Telcom Holdings have ended their legal dispute over Egyptian operator, Mobinil. Both parties, who jointly share control of Mobinil, have agreed to pursue a new shareholder agreement that would end the two year long dispute,...