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MFS Growth Trend Gaining Steam

There is massive growth potential for mobile financial services (MFS) across the developing and developed world, facilitated by the near ubiquitous penetration of mobile handsets. While these...

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Facebook-WhatsApp: Show Me The Money

Social media platform Facebook has agreed a deal worth US$19bn for the acquisition of over-the-top (OTT) messaging mobile application WhatsApp. The amount is comprised of US$4bn in cash and...

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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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Taxes Endanger Future Growth

The Sub-Saharan Africa telecoms sector has reached a point where, in order to continue growing, operators must invest heavily in network upgrades and expansion. The initial boom of SSA's mobile...

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Digicel Presses For LTE At 700MHz

Pan-Caribbean operator Digicel is pressing the government of the British Virgin Islands to release spectrum in the 700MHz band for use in a planned 4G network. The operator cites success in gaining...

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