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Orange connects mobile money users to Airtel service in West Africa

Orange opened its first international mobile payment service that connects to a rival mobile money service offered by Airtel in Africa, less than a week after Vodafone opened its first international payment service in the region.

France's Iliad targets 25% mobile market share; quashes consolidation hopes

Iliad said its Free Mobile business achieved a market share of 15 per cent by the end of 2014 and is targeting a share of 25 per cent in the long term.

Iliad's Free launches new triple-play offer, tells mobile rivals to calm down

Iliad lived up to its promise of launching a new offer for Free fixed-line subscribers, but fears that the company's Free Mobile unit would start yet another price war on the French mobile market appear to be unfounded--at least for now.

EC's Vestager hints at closer scrutiny of future operator consolidation

Orange, Telenor and Hutchison Whampoa may not be assured of receiving European Commission (EC) approval for planned mergers in Spain, Denmark and the UK simply because the EC cleared similar deals in recent years.

Vodafone to offer M-Pesa payments between Tanzania and Kenya

Vodafone extended the M-Pesa mobile money transfer and payments service to the international payments market, launching its first international money transfer corridor between Tanzania and Kenya.

Orange set to deliver 'significant' Internet access in Middle East and Africa, top regional exec says

BARCELONA, Spain--Orange is taking a chance by launching a new $40 (€35) smartphone and data package for the Middle East and Africa markets, according to Marc Rennard, the operator's EVP International for Africa, the Middle East and Asia. 

Orange outlines ultra low-cost mobile data plan for MEA

BARCELONA, Spain--Orange detailed plans to deploy a $40 (€35) smartphone package in 13 markets in Africa and the Middle East, as the operator seeks to expand mobile Internet access and usage in the region

Telefónica uses WebRTC for TU Go, as Orange ramps up Libon

Telefónica and Orange announced further enhancements to their respective messaging and calling apps, although the two operators continue to maintain very different strategies for TU Go and Libon.

Belgacom sees 2015 as 'tipping point' en route to growth

Belgacom provided its first positive financial outlook since 2010 for the coming year, saying that its underlying revenue and EBITDA would remain stable or grow slightly in 2015.

Bouygues Telecom sees stable EBITDA in 2015

Bouygues Telecom expects EBITDA to remain stable in 2015 as the France-based operator continues to implement its transformation plan to enable it to survive in a market with four mobile players.