Warid Telecom has been granted a one-year mobile licence in Uganda.
Vodafone Malta will launch HSDPA services this month.
Vodafone Italy is authorized to trial its new mobile service (transfer fixed-line number to their mobile phones) temporarily for two months and the service is limited to 15,000 Vodafone users with only Vodafone numbers.
Vodacom (S. Africa) is targeting Algeria, Nigeria, Ghana and Angola for future growth in Africa.
Hutchison Essar (India) could be bought by two private equity firms Blackstone and Texas Pacific Group in a potential $8bn deal.