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MTN Expects Cashflow To Increase

South Africa's mobile operator MTN Group is expecting its cashflow to rise by around US$450mn on the back of increased cooperation between the US and Iran, including the expected end to sanctions.

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Expo 2020: A Boon For The ICT Sector

Dubai was selected as host city for the 2020 World Expo trade convention on November 27 2013, beating off rival bids from cities in Brazil, Russia and Turkey. This development is a boon for the UAE's...

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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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