Orange has decided to withdraw from the process to purchase an up to 45% stake in Ethiopian operator Ethio Telecom.
The Sophie Germain strengthens Orange’s outsized role in the business of fixing undersea internet cables when they break.
E& and Orange are exploring bids for a 45% stake in Ethiopia’s state-controlled telecoms operator, sources said.
MWC Barcelona is the scene of a fight between Big Tech companies and telecoms operators over who should fund the rollout of 5G and broadband.
Orange is considering strategic options for its African and Middle Eastern mobile towers business, including stake sales, sources said.
Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica and Vodafone’s plan to take on Big Tech with their own advertising joint venture is set to win unconditional EU antitrust approval.
Vodafone Group offers business students a lesson in the good, the bad and ugly of mergers and acquisitions.
MTN Group has appointed Christian Bombrun as CEO: Digital Platforms, replacing Minnie Harris, who has been acting in the position since April.
The country has banned some telecoms executives from leaving the country after they resisted paying a new tax on the industry, sources said.
The Democratic Republic of Congo has ordered mobile phone companies to pay a levy estimated at about $180-million/year, sources said.