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Etisalat nears Reliance Communications stake

Etisalat nears Reliance Communications stake

UAE telecom operator, Etisalat, is close to buying a 26 per cent stake in the second most successful Indian telecoms firm Reliance Communications.

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Fibre optic networks to 'become standard' across region



Swiss structured cabling specialist, Reichle & De-Massari (R&M), has predicted increased deployment of Fibre to the Home (FTTH) networks in the Middle East. The compant believes this will be fuelled by the region’s growing trend towards intelligent cities and requirements for faster bandwidth speeds and transmission technology to enable triple play (voice, video, and data) services.

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No requests for LTE service licences

No requests for LTE service licences

Jordan's Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) has announced that it did not receive any applications for 2.5 GHZ band licences by the 27th June deadline. The TRC encouraged the country's mobile operators to submit applications for the licence, which allows for providing LTE services, in May. Director of the TRC radio spectrum management department Mohammad Alwathiq Shaqrah told the Jordan Times that the TRC's council of commissioners are set to look into the issue.

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Etisalat eye US$3.8 billion Reliance deal

Etisalat eye US$3.8 billion Reliance deal

Abu Dhabi's Etisalat has confirmed it is looking to buy a stake in an Indian mobile operator following reports that it is in talks with India's second-biggest mobile operator, Reliance Communications, over a US$3.8 billion deal. The stake would give Etisalat a vital presence in the world's fastest-growing mobile market, where it currently owns a stake in a start-up telecoms firm.

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Redknee opts for Beirut office

REDKNEE, A LEADING provider of business-critical software and solutions for communications service providers, announced the opening of its new office in Beirut, Lebanon. 

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