Orange plans to offer mobile banking in France

Orange CEO Stephane Richard told Le Figaro the operator plans to partner with a French bank to offer mobile banking in early 2015. “Orange has the legitimacy to become a bank, it’s got a strong brand, 1,000 selling points and 27 …

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Myanmar invites bids for fourth operator

Myanmar invited local firms to step forward for a fourth mobile licence in what is becoming an increasingly competitive market. In a two-stage process, local public companies with registered capital of at least $2.3 billion are invited to state their …

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Telenor talks up revenue growth, as Myanmar surges

Telenor reported second quarter revenue growth of 17.5 per cent to NOK30.2 billion ($3.7 billion), citing a Thai turnaround, the greenfield performance of Myanmar and a solid contribution back home. However, once the company’s headline revenue was adjusted for financial factors, …

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MWC Shanghai 2015 Keynote: Telenor

Jon Fredrik Baksaas, president and CEO of Telenor, and chairman of the GSMA, presents in the opening keynote focused on ‘The Future of Mobile.’

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Mobile Connect and Myanmar at forefront of GSMA chairman keynote

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI: Chairman of the GSMA and CEO of Telenor, Jon Fredrik Baksaas, heralded the work of the former’s Mobile Connect programme and proclaimed himself excited about the latter’s newest market, Myanmar, as he shed …

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Myanmar’s MPT cuts voice rates to maintain lead

Myanma Posts & Telecommunications (MPT) has slashed the price of voice calls from MMK35 (almost 3 cents) to MMK23 (2 cents) a minute, putting pressure on its two foreign rivals Ooredoo and Telenor, which launched services less than a year …

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TeliaSonera, Telenor name top execs for proposed Danish JV

TeliaSonera and Telenor appointed three execs, including CEO Hilde Tonne, to run their merged operation in Denmark, which is awaiting approval by the European Commission. In addition to Tonne (pictured), Soren Abildgaard was named as Deputy CEO and Dennis Kilian …

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EC regulator set to warn on Danish consolidation

The European Commission (EC) will this week press Telenor and TeliaSonera for more concessions if they want their proposed merger in Denmark to go ahead, according to Reuters. The two operators announced plans to merge back in December, with the …

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Myanmar’s newcomers kick off data price war

Myanmar’s hyper-competitive mobile market is even more fierce after Ooredoo introduced a promo offering data at MMK6 (less than half a cent) per megabyte and Telenor responding with an MMK5 per megabyte rate just hours later. Ooredoo earlier this week …

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