Global operator strategies - 08/07/07

Publié le par Jean Arnal

Egypt to host ITU Telecom AFRICA 2008

EU fines Telefonica for broadband access fee abuses. Telefonica is fined €152m, and clears UMTS license fee reduction for Orange and SFR (both in France), in spite of Bouygues Telecom' s claim.

Indonesia has capped foreign ownership in mobile and fixed-line communications local providers, but the decision will not be retro-active.

Temasek Holdings (Sinapore) will buy 5% stake in India' s Bharti Airtel.

BT is the frontrunner to acquire part of the Kenyan government's stake in national operator Telkom.

Hong Kong's First Pacific, main stockholder in PLDT (Indonesia), plans to sell part of its stake in PLDT to DoCoMo.

OTE (Greece) plans to re-merge with its Cosmote mobile telephony unit.

France Telecom is considering “a number of modest options” for entering the Indian market.

South Africa' s Competition Tribunal prohibits the proposed merger between Telkom SA and Business Connexion Group.

Google has been ordered to abandon its Gmail brand in Germany, following the court decision validating the ownership of the Gmail brand to Daniel Giersch.

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