News In Brief: Telecom Egypt, Tata Comm, BT, Sonera, Telefonica, Telecom NZ

Telecom Egypt has first refusal on Vodafone’s 55% stake in Vodafone Egypt if the carrier decides to sell the share in future, the Economic Times reports. The deal was agreed during talks, which ended Tuesday.
 
Tata Communications yesterday opened its 14th public Telepresence room - it’s first in Singapore. The room is sited in a Rendezvous Hospitality Group hotel, and is one of 25 Tata sites to open in 2010.
 
Almost half of the UK’s 100 fastest growing businesses lose sales because web pages are missing, BT Business and Latitude claims. A study found 46.4% of the 84 firms in the Real Business Hot 100 with a website are affected, and that only 3.5% of them have search-engine optimized sites.
 
Sonera has launched Finland's first 4G network for pre-commercial use. The network is being developed in conjunction with the city of Turku.
 
Telefonica has confirmed it will increase its dividend by up to €1.40 per share, or 21.7%, and at least €1.75 per share in 2012.
 
Telecom New Zealand has launched a 30-day money back offer for customers signing up to a two-year mobile contract, in an attempt to repair the damaged reputation of its XT mobile network.

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