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Altice to buy Vivendi's SFR for €17B

Vivendi ended speculation over the future of its French telecoms business SFR, announcing over the weekend that it will sell the unit to cable and telecoms company Altice and its French cable unit Numericable for a total value of €17 billion ($23 billion).  

Unified licence will cost Telecom Egypt €261 million

Telecom Egypt will pay a hefty fee for a new unified operating license in the country, under plans revealed by telecoms minister Atef Helmy.

Operators embrace Line, other OTT messaging players more- but still want to go their own way

Operators are hedging their bets when it comes to over the top (OTT) messaging, embracing specialised OTT companies on the one hand, while on the other continuing to develop their own OTT messaging strategies.

Vodafone brings M-Pesa mobile payment service to Europe

Vodafone launched its M-Pesa mobile payment system in Romania on Monday, marking the first time the successful service has been available in Europe.

Orange gives Stephane Richard 4 more years

Orange's board of directors has renewed CEO Stephane Richard's tenure, after apparently heeding a warning about destabilising the company if he was replaced.

Vodafone's Safaricom may drop Essar Kenya offer over regulatory uncertainty

Vodafone's Kenya-based unit Safaricom may drop plans to buy some of the mobile network assets of Essar Telecom Kenya due to a lack of regulatory certainty.

What lies ahead for Orange in Spain?

Orange may well have had an "oh no" moment when Vodafone revealed it had clinched a deal to buy Spanish broadband provider Ono for €7.2 billion, subject to the usual regulatory approvals. The purchase raises a number of questions for Orange's Spanish operations, not least with regard to its fixed-line strategy. It's still not fully clear what Orange will do about its fibre-to-the-home rollout plans. Orange and Vodafone had agreed to jointly roll out FTTH to up to 6 million homes, and initially committed to half that number between them

Stephane Richard warns of Orange instability if board elects new CEO

Orange chief executive, Stephane Richard, hinted the company's board would be taking a huge risk by replacing him, despite concerns about his involvement in a government payout to settle arbitration in 2008.

Egypt on brink of issuing long-awaited converged fixed and mobile licences

Egypt's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) is preparing new joint licences that will enable operators to offer fixed and mobile services in the country.

Vivendi opts to hold exclusive talks with Altice on SFR

Vivendi said it has decided to enter into exclusive negotiations with Altice on the acquisition of SFR for a period of three weeks, in what will come as a blow to Bouygues as the two companies compete to buy SFR from the telecoms and media giant.