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Neutral Tandem acquires Tinet
15 Oct 2010

US voice interconnection company Neutral Tandem has agreed to acquire Italian carrier Tinet for $94.9 million.

France Telecom buys into Moroccan telecoms
15 Oct 2010

France Telecom Orange is to acquire a €640 million, 40% stake in Moroccan operator Medi Telecom (Meditel) from its domestic owners, state investment vehicle Caisse de Depot et de Gestion (CDG) and private investment group Financecom.

Bharti outsources African IT to IBM
15 Oct 2010

Bharti Airtel has appointed IBM to manage its IT operations in the 16 African countries where it now owns a network in a move to control costs in its overseas investments.

BICS provides roaming hub service to MTN
15 Oct 2010

Global carrier BICS has signed an agreement to provide its recently launched roaming hub services to South African mobile operator MTN Group, extending the existing relationship between the two.

Bharti Airtel: Adventures in Africa
15 Oct 2010

Following a spate of acquisitions, Bharti Airtel is bidding for dominance in Africa. Guy Matthews assesses the Indian operator's plans as it assimilates its new business.

Widespread growth expected in Uganda
15 Oct 2010

In September 2010, Google began talks with MTN and Orange Uganda to promote data services including mail, search and browsing and eventually to introduce Nexus One and Android handsets into the country.