Monthly Archives: June 2011

Are Tower Infrastructure Companies the way forward in Africa?

Just over a year ago Bharti Airtel snapped up the African assets of Zain, and almost immediately announced a series of measures to improve the profitability and viability of its newly acquired properties; one of which was to be the … Continue reading

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TelecomsMarketResearch.com: TV advertising revenues see 10.3% growth year-on-year

Adam Thomas at Informa Telecoms & Media reckons that net TV advertising revenues returned to growth in 2010, with a 10.3% expansion year-on-year taking the global value to US$143.6 billion. This followed a terrible 2009, when global net TV advertising … Continue reading

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Is Branson losing his way in the Middle East and Africa?

When is a MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) not an MVNO; and does it matter? Or maybe the real question is: what is in a name?What got me pondering this particular question this morning was the news that ictQatar (the … Continue reading

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MVNO market triples in 5 years says MVNO Directory 2011

The 2011 edition of the MVNO Directory landed in my in-box last week – now in its fifth edition apparently – and listing some 645 operations globally. But what caught my eye was the fact that the publisher claims that the 1st … Continue reading

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