Kuwaiti operator Zain’s decision to sell towers in “early stages”

Following news that Kuwait’s largest operator Zain is considering selling its transmitter towers in several markets where it operates, the company has said the reports are “inaccurate and misleading” and that “the examination of a new tower related business model is …

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Mobily, Zain in $587M Saudi standoff

Saudi operator Mobily requested a referral to arbitration after falling out with domestic rival Zain over what it claims is an unpaid bill. The two signed an agreement back in May 2008 to cooperate across a range of services including …

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Middle East and African operators to collaborate on infrastructure sharing

Mobile operator groups serving the Middle East and Africa have agreed to cooperate on network infrastructure sharing initiatives in an effort to provide mobile broadband access to unserved rural communities in the region. The operators also intend to drive down the cost of mobile services for consumers across the regions.