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Orange makes 'decent' start to 2015, say analysts

Orange produced first-quarter earnings figures that indicated the France-based operator had made a "decent" start to the year according to some analysts, while the company was also able to confirm its outlook for 2015.

EE on track to reach 14M 4G subscribers by year end

EE said it is "firmly on track" to reach 14 million 4G subscribers by the end of the year, although subscriber growth is still not translating into higher revenue figures.

Mobistar surprises with rise in Q1 core profit

Orange's Belgian unit Mobistar reported an unexpected increase in core profit for the first quarter of 2015 and achieved year-on-year EBITDA growth for the first time in 15 quarters.

Vodafone and MTN partner on mobile money services in East Africa

Vodafone and MTN plan to collaborate on the provision of mobile money services across East Africa, in what is the latest in a series of international agreements between operators in this field.

Vodafone Uganda appoints seasoned telecoms exec as CEO

Vodafone Uganda appointed Allan Richardson as its new CEO just two months after launching 4G services in the cities of Kampala and Entebbe.

Orange plans to raise €217M from sale of Dailymotion to Vivendi

Orange and Vivendi entered into exclusive negotiations regarding the acquisition by Vivendi of an 80 per cent stake in France-based online video-sharing site Dailymotion for €217 million ($235 million).

Free Mobile achieves 3G network target with 78% coverage

Free Mobile said it has achieved coverage targets set by French telecoms regulator Arcep for its 3G network after deploying 5,000 base stations, and claimed that the rollout of the network is the fastest in France.

Vodafone unveils partnership for Botswana market

Vodafone and Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTCL) have entered into a new partner market agreement for Botswana, although the deal is not part of the framework agreement signed between Vodafone and Afrimax Group in November 2014.

Operators emphasise need for licensed spectrum regime for 5G

FRANKFURT, Germany--The spectrum requirements of future 5G networks and services are expected to be broad and varied, and mobile operators continue to stress that exclusive licence regimes remain the preferred solution and should be extended further.

Orange sees LTE as 'foundation of ICT' in Africa

Orange, which provided more updates on its LTE rollout plans for Africa this week, said LTE will be "the foundation of ICT in Africa, for individuals, business and institutional users" as fixed networks are at a very limited stage of development in the region.