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Networks Primed For Hajj Operations

Saudi Arabian mobile operators have prepared their networks for the 2013 Hajj in mid-October. The annual Muslim pilgrimage, which draws millions of visitors from around the world, provides a seasonal...

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BlackBerry Crumbles And Goes Private

BlackBerry has agreed to be acquired by one of its largest individual shareholders in a deal that values the business at just US$4.7bn. Canadian insurance company Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd -...

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Omantel Stake For The Risk Averse

On September 17 2013, Oman's government announced plans to sell a 19% stake in Omantel, the country's incumbent operator, according to a statement to the Muscat stock exchange. The stake is valued at...

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State Plans To Cut Fixed-Line Rates

Israel’s Ministry of Communications (MoC) is considering plans to reduce fixed line interconnection rates to ILS0.0099 (US$0.0027) per minute from the current level of ILS0.0104 (US$0.002) per...

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