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  • Egypt has made significant progress towards telecommunications liberalization in recent years, gradually reducing the central role of Telecom Egypt and encouraging investment from competing fixed-line and mobile internet providers.

    Jim Cowie: The Resilience of Egypt

  • Mobile, fixed-line, and internet subscribers were 7.8 million, 1.24 million, and 1.32 million a year ago, according to Etisalat's full year results published last year.

    Etisalat Profit Slumps 65%

  • The staff cuts are a crucial part of Telefónica's strategy to revamp its Spanish division, which was once a cash cow but has recently been hit hard by lower fixed-line traffic and intense competition leading to lower prices in the sector.

    Layoffs Tip Telefónica Into Loss

  • In contrast, about 36% of Iranians had fixed-line phones.

    Chinese Tech Giant Aids Iran

  • Telefonica plans to merge Vivo, which it now controls, with fixed-line telecommunications company Telesp to bulk up its operations in the high-growth Brazilian market.

    Telefonica's Profit Slips

  • The commission's policy is important for both wireless and fixed-line operators.

    Europe Loosens the Reins of Net Neutrality

  • The revamp follows market leader Bharti Airtel Ltd.'s July announcement of merging mobile, satellite television, fixed-line and broadband businesses in a move that it said will improve efficiency and make the organization more agile.

    Reliance Communications to Recast Wireless Business

  • Meanwhile, Mr. Aliera said the merger of Telefonica's mobile and fixed-line units in Brazil will generate synergies of €3.7 billion-€4.6 billion, "significantly higher" than previously estimated.

    Rising Costs Hurt Telefónica

  • According to the rules, consumers must be able to switch between fixed-line and mobile providers within one working day while keeping the same phone number.

    EU Warns on Telecom Rules

  • The rules are designed to give consumers better data protection and allow them to switch quickly and easily between mobile, fixed-line and Internet providers.

    EU Warns on Telecom Rules


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