Orange, Partner agree terms to end licensing agreement

Orange and Israel’s Partner Communications agreed terms that could see an end to their brand licensing agreement, following a well-publicised row in the country. Under the new framework, both parties have the right to terminate the existing brand licencing agreement, …

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Orange CEO to visit Israel this week following spat – report

A senior Israeli government official has said Orange CEO Stephane Richard is due to visit the country by the end of the week, after he ignited a diplomatic row over Orange’s brand licensing agreement with Partner Communications. According to Reuters, …

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Israel spectrum auction ensures 4G coverage boost

Six companies were awarded 4G spectrum in Israel as the country looks to expand LTE coverage beyond its major cities, Reuters reported. The Communications Ministry said spectrum in the 1.8 GHz band has been secured by Cellcom, Partner Communications, Pelephone, …

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Nokia fleshes out network deployment skills with second acquisition

In an acquisition double whammy that took place at the end of last week, Nokia Networks revealed that it picked up a second company, Israel-based Nice Systems, also for an undisclosed sum. The geolocation specialist will give Nokia enhancements in the planning and optimisation of mobile networks, the company said.