Etisalat mulls bid for stake in Maroc Telecom

UAE based operator group Etisalat has confirmed that it has submitted a preliminary expression of interest to acquire French conglomerate Vivendi

eBay

eBay has reported fourth quarter revenue that is narrowly ahead of expectations, thanks in part to shopping via mobile devices. Its full-year results also reflected growing mobile usage with the company

VimpelCom outlines 2013-15 objectives

VimpelCom outlined its objectives for the 2013-2015 period, including cash flow improvements and annual dividend payments of at least $0.80 per common share between 2012 and 2014. As part of its ‘Value Agenda,’ the Amsterdam-headquartered o…

The war operators can

As mobile operators expand their geographical horizons, they are increasingly finding themselves setting up shop in emerging markets; markets that are dynamic and undergoing major economic and social transition. However, as many have recently found out, such markets are not without their challenges and can often play home to political unrest. Providing the lines of communication to the general public during times of intense political turmoil can be a gruelling task for operators.

ANALYSIS: The war operators can

As mobile operators expand their geographical horizons, they are increasingly finding themselves setting up shop in emerging markets; markets that are dynamic and undergoing major economic and social transition. However, as many have recently found out, such markets are not without their challenges and can often play home to political unrest. Providing the lines of communication to the general public during times of intense political turmoil can be a gruelling task for operators.

Softbank sells stake in newly-acquired eAccess

Japanese operator Softbank is selling a portion of its recently acquired subsidiary eAccess to 11 third party firms including infrastructure vendors Ericsson, NSN, Alcatel-Lucent and Samsung. Softbank said that the move would allow the subsidiary to maintain a degree of independence, which it believes will allow eAccess

Orange subsidiary eyes opportunities in new markets

Global operator group Orange has launched a subsidiary that aims to increase its brand awareness in countries where it is not already present as a mass-market telecommunications provider.