MTN CEO quits over Nigeria fine; SFR to become sole Altice brand in France

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> The CEO of South Africa-based MTN has resigned as the company continues talks with the Nigerian government over a $5.2 billion (€4.8 billion) fine. Reuters article

> Vodacom reported a 6 per cent increase in first-half profits after earnings per share rose to ZAR4.40 (€0.29/$0.30). Reuters article

> Altice is to drop the Numericable and Virgin Mobile brands and bring all services in France under the SFR name. Broadband TV News article

> BlackBerry faced criticism over the $699 (€649) price tag on its new Priv smartphone, its first to use the Android operating system. Reuters report

> The European Commission has extended the deadline for its decision on CK Hutchison's planned takeover of O2 UK until Apr. 18, 2016. Reuters article

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