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UAE telecom sector opens to fixed-line competition

The United Arab Emirates has started to open up the fixed-line consumer telecom market to competition, the head of No. 2 operator du said on Wednesday, after years of lobbying for the move. The liberalisation, which started in Jul

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Batelco to revise fixed line IDD call rates

Bahrain’s top telecommunications services provider Batelco is set to revise its charges for IDD (International Direct Dial) calls made from fixed lines starting from August. All IDD calls from fixed lines will be charged per

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Zain Saudi to break even within five years

Zain Saudi, Saudi Arabia's third biggest telecoms operator, will buy fixed line capacity from its competitors to expand its service offering in the kingdom and aims to break even in less than five years, it said on Wednesday.

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Mobily eyes stake in fixed line firm Atheeb

Saudi Arabia's No.2 mobile company Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) is in talks to buy a stake in loss-making fixed-line operator Etihad Atheeb, according to a statement on the kingdom's bourse.

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Menatelecom offers new fixed line service

Menatelecom, an investment subsidiary of Kuwait Finance House - Bahrain, has announced a new service offering for international fixed line customers which the company says delivers significant savings. In a statement, the telecom

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Mobile telephony steals the show in Morocco

A low fixed-line penetration of 11.1 per cent is driving mobile growth in Morocco, especially, in remote areas where mobile telephony services are easier to access than fixed-line telecom services, said a survey. Mobile telephony&

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Qtel Tunisia unit wins 3G, fixed licences

Qatar Telecom, the former state monopoly, said on Monday its Tunisian unit has received licenses to launch and operate a third-generation (3G) mobile network and a fixed-line network in the North African country for $135 million. The 3G ne

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Landline number portability in Bahrain

Fixed line telephone users in Bahrain are now able to change their operators as part of the Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRA) number portability scheme, said the director general of the kingdom’s telecom watchdog. Mohamed Hamad Bubashait

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UAE telcos to compete in fixed line soon

UAE telecoms operators Etisalat  and du will compete on fixed-line voice and broadband services by year-end, the country's regulator said on Tuesday, with testing now in the final phase. Both du and Etisalat already offer fixed-l

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Atheeb to cut capital by more than half

Saudi Arabia's Atheeb Telecom, which has been facing mounting losses over the past year, plans to cut its capital by more than half, a bourse statement said on Sunday.  "The Capital Market Authority... has approved Atheeb Telecom's re

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