Vodafone has received Qatar's second landline telecom license. The service would start in 2009.
Vodafone Spain is claiming €670m from Telefonica for abusing its market position in Spain between 1995 and 1999.
FT has revamped its strategy and now plans to focus on new, emerging markets, but also said it is giving up plan to invest in Algeria.
ONO (Spain) plans to launch an ultra-high speed service (speeds of 50-100 Mbits/s) by October 15.
Bouygues Telecom will launch its triple-play ADSL services on October 20.
Telecom Italia denies a report saying it is considering the spin-off of its access network. A revised business plan will be unveiled by year end, but added that it has insufficient cash flow for NGN investment.
T-Mobile is testing LTE technology with Nortel.
Orange forecasts that 20% of its total sales would come from data services, as data traffic is doubling annually. It is launching GSM network in Kenya, via Telkom Kenya. ONE (Austria) owned by FT and Mis Europa Partners, has adopted the Orange brand from September 22.
Kuwait Telecom unveils its new brand VIVA.
Telkom S. Africa confirmed talks with investor group have broken, but that it will continue talks with Vodafone over Vodacom unit.
Mena Telecom (Bahrain) is ti launch WiMAX services in the country.
MTS (Russia) is the first operator to offer 3G coverage in Siberia and the Russian Far East.