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Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris seeks investment in Telecom Italia

Tycoon plans to shake up the debt-laden firm and steer it towards expansion in Brazil.


Egypt's Mobinil hopes to be profitable in 2013

Mobile network wants to turn things around following the country's political instability.

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Orascom Telecom says court upholds fine on Algerian unit

A penalty of $1.3bn was imposed on the company.


Egyptian govt wants universal telecoms licences

Why the Middle East and Africa's largest fixed line operator could become a mobile network.

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France Telecom acquires 94% of Egypt's Mobinil

The acquisition gives France Telecom control of a top player in the market.  


Orascom deepens ties with parent Vimpelcom

Egyptian telecoms company reaches agreement with the Russian firm that owns it.


Egypt to get fourth operator

Future telco would have to lease network capacity.


Telecom Egypt staff pay demands weigh on profit

Political turmoil is also cited as contributing towards the company's poor performance.

Egypt plans Internet porn ban

Censoring adult Web sites could become another strategy in the military government`s crackdown on Internet freedoms.

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OTMT pays dividends after Mobinil sale

The company sold its 94% stake to France Telecom for more than $1bn. 

Egyptian telco market bounces back

Political unrest aside, the North African country`s telecoms market generated $5.7 billion in 2011, according to a study.