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Free Facebook comes to Tigo Tanzania

Facebook is pushing into Africa

Developing markets operator Millicom said Thursday that Tigo customers in Tanzania will be the first consumers in East Africa to get free access to Facebook on their mobile handsets. On the back of a similar service which launched in Latin America in December 2013, Millicom and Facebook have now extended the partnership to East Africa.

Millicom appoints Ghana and LatAm TV services heads

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Operator group Millicom has announced the appointment of a general manager for its Tigo subsidiary in Ghana as well as a VP for TV services in Latin America.

Millicom and Orange launch startup incubation projects

Millicom and Orange have announced start up incubator projects

Operator groups Millicom and Orange have announced start up incubator projects as they look to promote technological innovation in the markets they operate in.

Tigo aims to exploit gaming opportunity

Tigo has signed a deal with Thumbstar Games

Gaming presents a valuable revenue source for mobile operators, as Eidos chief Ian Livingstone explained at Broadband World Forum in October. One such firm, global operator group Millicom International Cellular, under its Tigo brand, is aiming to grasp the opportunity by inking a deal with mobile games service provider and publisher Thumbstar Games. The deal covers various countries in Latin America as well as Africa.

Millicom offloads Colombian towers

The operator and tower firm believe a collocation model provides them with significant value through capex savings and time to market advantage

Developing markets operator Millicom International Cellular, said Monday that its Colombian subsidiary had agreed to sell 2,126 cell towers to America Tower for $182m in cash.

Millicom extends Helios partnership to DRC

The DRC deal is Millicom's third deal with Helios this year

Developing markets specialist operator Millicom has struck a deal with African tower firm Helios Towers that will see ownership of 729 of the towers in its network in the Republic of the Congo (DRC) transferred to Helios. Under the deal, Millicom’s local operation Tigo will receive at least $45m in cash upfront and retain a significant minority interest in Helios’ own DRC subsidiary, Helios Towers DRC (HTD).

VimpelCom buys into Laos

VimpelCom has struck a deal to acquire a 78 per cent stake in Millicom Lao

Second placed Russian carrier VimpelCom said Thursday that it has struck a deal to acquire a 78 per cent stake in Laotian mobile operator Millicom Lao for around $66m.

Latin Americans to get 3G

Millicom International Cellular, the mobile carrier headquartered in Luxembourg, has launched 3G services in Guatemala, Honduras and, Bolivia. The launches in Paraguay, El Salvador and Colombia will follow today, tomorrow and before the end of this year respectively, completing the roll-out of 3G across all six of its markets in Latin America. Millicom says that [...]

Millicom says ‘Ola’ to Columbia

Luxembourg-based Millicom International Cellular (MIC) has emerged as the winner of a controlling stake in third placed Columbian operator, Columbia Movil, which operates under the Ola brand. Millicom has acquired a 50 per cent plus 1 share controlling stake in the Columbian operator for a consideration of $125m. Including this initial equity contribution, Millicom expects [...]

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