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Vodafone muscles further in on Qtel’s turf

Qatar’s incumbent operator, Qatar Telecom, is under threat from Vodafone, after the UK-based operator won its second licence in the country this week. In addition to the mobile licence Vodafone acquired in Qatar earlier this year, the Big V has also snapped up the right to offer fixed line services and plans to offer both [...]

Qtel buys into NMT

Qatar Telecom on Friday agreed to buy a controlling stake in Kuwait’s National Mobile Telecommunications (NMT) in one of the biggest telecoms deals from the region. Quatar Telecom (Qtel) took a 51 per cent stake in NMT, costing $3.7bn – viewed by many as high – to strengthen its position across the Middle East and [...]

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