Recent Press Releases

Global mobile subscribers surpass 7B

New data from TeleGeography's GlobalComms Database reveal that global mobile subscribers have reached 7.1 billion, up from just seven million in 1989, and that the number of mobile lines in...

Juniper Research: IoT connected devices to almost triple to over 38B units by 2020

New data from Juniper Research has revealed that the number of IoT (Internet of Things) connected devices will number 38.5 billion in 2020, up from 13.4 billion in 2015: a rise of over 285%. While...

Airtel and Ericsson extend partnership with LTE deployment in Gabon

Airtel Gabon partners with Ericsson for the deployment of next generation LTE technology and mobile network transformation Ericsson technology to power Airtel's new LTE network, delivering the...

Orange increases its interest in the Moroccan operator Méditel with the acquisition of an additional 9% of its capital

Fipar-Holding (the Moroccan Caisse de Dépôt et de Gestion group), FinanceCom and Orange signed the final documentation today increasing Orange's interest in Méditel, the...

European Commission approves Nokia's proposed acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent

July 24, 2015 13:05 EEST: Espoo, Finland - Nokia today announced that it has received approval from the European Commission for its pending acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent. The proposed transaction was...

Huawei Consumer Business Group announces H1 2015 financial performance

Impressive overall revenue growth of 69% Strategy proves successful with 87% Y-o-Y revenue growth of handset business [Shenzhen, China, July 22, 2015]: Huawei today announced the business...

Orange enters into exclusive discussions with Ucom for the sale of Orange Armenia

The Orange Group has announced that it has entered into exclusive discussions with Ucom, an Armenian internet service provider, to sell 100% of its mobile subsidiary Orange Armenia. As outlined in...

Report: Global automotive market awaits 5G to leverage higher network coverage, availability and density

LONDON – 21 July 2015 – The world will soon see 5G emerge as a blend of pre-existing technologies such as 2G, 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi to allow higher network coverage, availability and density....

European MVNOs launch new association to promote pro-competition EU regulations

MVNO Europe, an association representing all Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) active on European markets, has been launched. MVNO Europe is the evolution of the former EAFM (European...

Strategy Analytics: Global dual-SIM smartphone sales will grow to 514M units in 2016

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global dual-SIM smartphone sales will grow 19 percent to 514 million units in 2016. China and India are the largest country markets for...

mmMAGIC technologies to unlock spectrum above 6 GHz, including millimetre wave bands, for 5G's extreme mobile broadband

London, July 15 2015 – mmMAGIC, an international consortium led by Samsung and bringing together key vendors and major European operators has kicked off its race to develop concepts and key...

EMEA WLAN market holds good potential for vendors despite poor quarterly results, Says IDC

The overall enterprise and consumer wireless local area network (WLAN) market in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) decreased 12.6% in value and 20.3% in volume quarter on quarter in Q1...

MWC to stay in Barcelona for five more years

14 July 2015, London: The GSMA today announced that it has signed an agreement with the Barcelona City Partners to extend their contract for an additional five years, making Barcelona the Mobile...

IDC: Middle East and Africa smartphone market to top 155M units in 2015 as sub-$200 segment surges

12 Jul 2015: Middle East and Africa (MEA) smartphone shipments are set to total 155 million units in 2015 after increasing 66% year on year during the first quarter to reach more than 36 million...

Kais Ben Hamida Appointed as Mobily CFO

Abu Dhabi, July 12, 2015: Etisalat Group, the leading telecommunications operator in Middle East, Africa and Asia, today announced the appointment of Mr. Kais Ben Hamida as the Chief Financial...

Ahmad Farroukh Appointed as new Mobily CEO

Abu Dhabi, July 12, 2015: Etisalat Group, the leading telecommunications operator in Middle East, Africa and Asia, today announced the appointment of Mr. Ahmad Farroukh as the new Chief Executive...

Adyen Mobile Payments Index reveals 36% of global mobile payments are now on iPhone

Adyen, the global payments technology company, today published its quarterly Mobile Payments Index (MPI), which tracks browser-based mobile payment data across Adyen's global customer base....

Alcatel-Lucent and Telefónica explore implementation of NFV to accelerate the transformation of networks

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and Telefónica have signed a memorandum of understanding under which the companies will test NFV (network functions virtualization) technologies...

Nokia Networks, du first in UAE to use telco drones for better network planning and faster optimization

In yet another noteworthy step toward a smart city future, Nokia Networks and du, the Middle East's fastest growing telecommunications service provider, employed drones carrying smartphones with...

Wikimedia Foundation and Etisalat collaborate on education initiative to offer free access to Wikipedia

Abu Dhabi, July 8, 2015: Etisalat Group, the leading telecommunications operator in Middle East, Africa and Asia, will offer its subscribers across 19 markets free access to Wikipedia via Wikipedia...