Egypt

Etisalat Misr boosts funds for mobile network investment; plans fixed line service launch
Telecom Egypt reports 32% increase in revenue for 9M18
Etisalat Misr launches VoLTE
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
Telecom Egypt highlights revenue growth in H1 2018
Telecom Egypt and Etisalat Misr ink virtual fixed voice service MoU
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
Telecom Egypt and Orange Egypt sign three agreements
Telecom Egypt and Etisalat Misr update roaming deal, sign LoI on MTRs
Telecom Egypt eyeing mobile launch abroad; secures long-term financing
Telecom Egypt reports sizeable decline in net profit in 1Q18 despite increased revenues
Telecom Egypt confirms no immediate plans for Vodafone Egypt stake sale
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
Etisalat Misr and Huawei complete CloudAIR GL15MHz trial
Nokia, Orange to modernise networks across seven African markets
Currency movements help Telecom Egypt increase full-year turnover by 33%
Orange Egypt signs bitstream deal with TE; contracts Openwave Mobility for traffic management solution
Telecom Egypt and Vodafone Egypt ink infrastructure deal
Egyptian cellcos seeking more 4G-suitable spectrum
Telecom Egypt and Orange Egypt agree to end raft of legal disputes
Etisalat Misr calls on Ericsson for network evolution project
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Orange Egypt officially launches LTE; Vodafone network also live
Telecom Egypt officially begins marketing mobile services
Vodafone Egypt contracts Openwave Mobility for video management solution
Broadband service uptake drives increase in revenue for Telecom Egypt
NTRA officially allocates 4G spectrum
Telecom Egypt inks second national roaming agreement
Egyptian communications minister confirms 4G frequencies are now ready for use
Telecom Egypt cites strong service demand as Q1 revenues surge
Telecom Egypt inks national roaming, transmission deals with Orange Egypt
Broadband access growth boosts TE revenues in 2016; net profit down on events in Q4
Vodafone Egypt introduces commercial virtual network function
NTRA calls for halt to 4G trials following complaints of impact to 3G services
Egyptian court confirms ECA can investigate monopoly issues in telecoms sectors
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
Orange Egypt, Cisco complete modernisation of backbone network
Orange tests 4G in Garden City, Cairo; network 'ready to go'
Telecom Egypt records 13% increase in revenue in Q3 2016
Vodafone Egypt in talks with Telecom Egypt over possible national roaming deal
Vodafone Egypt loses out as NTRA revises 4G spectrum allocations
Vodafone Egypt and Etisalat Misr acquire 4G, fixed line licences
Orange Egypt agrees to acquire 4G concession for USD484m
Telecom Egypt mulling acquisition of additional LTE-suitable frequencies
Egypt could offer 4G licences to international buyers after rejection by incumbent cellcos
Egyptian authorities refuse calls to extend deadline for 4G licence decisions
Telecom Egypt acquires 4G concession for EGP7.08bn
Saudi Telecom and Lebara KSA discussing 4G licences with Egyptian authorities
Revised terms for 4G licences approved by Egyptian regulator
Telecom Egypt reports strong second quarter as net profit surges 175%
Telecom Egypt board gives preliminary approval for 4G licence acquisition
Zain reportedly considering Egyptian 4G licence bid
Telecom Egypt will not be forced to sell Vodafone Egypt stake under 4G licence terms
Telecom Egypt confirms 4G licence award; Orange Egypt offered 4G concession for EGP3.5bn
Egypt to award LTE concessions within two months
Orange reports revenue growth for third consecutive quarter
CRCICA orders Etisalat Misr to pay Orange Egypt EGP285.1m for interconnection
MobiNil rebrands as Orange Egypt, plans to invest EGP2.5bn in 2016
TE sees bottom line boost from corporate income tax change, as revenues in FY15 remain flat
Etisalat Misr launching IoT services with Oberthur in Egypt
Telecom Egypt profits surge on corporate tax changes in Q3
TE still aiming to enter mobile sector, looking to settle disputes with local cellcos pre-launch
Egypt targeting 50% internet penetration by end-2016
Telecom Egypt publishes second quarter financials
TE Data publishes new internet tariffs
Telecom Egypt’s mobile concession not expected to be awarded until 2016
MobiNil launches modernised packet core network
Orange Group CEO says MobiNil could offer stake on EGX or to local partner in 2016
NTRA to negotiate with ISPs over price reductions; examining compensation for damages linked to TE fibre upgrades
Telecom Egypt's turnover up 7.7% in 1Q15
Egyptian MoD to grab largest stake in national telecoms infrastructure entity
MobiNil sells off tower unit
Etisalat Misr deploys Ericsson’s Radio Dot System to enhance indoor coverage
Telecom Egypt to invest EGP3.4bn in 2014; bulk to go towards fibre rollout
NTRA and GSMA will work together to boost digital inclusion
Telecom Egypt aims to serve more than half of fixed subscribers via upgraded network by end-2015
Orange Group to acquire OTMT’s interests in MobiNil
Etisalat Misr inks USD120m loan agreement
Egyptian communications minister says unified licence awards expected within ‘weeks, not more’
Vodafone Egypt earmarks USD1.25bn for network investment over next three years
TE strikes infrastructure, international communications deals with MobiNil and Vodafone
MobiNil expands partnership with Ericsson to enhance network capabilities
MobiNil could reject landline licence unless able to build own infrastructure
Vodafone Egypt secures EGP4bn loan
MobiNil said to have found buyer for mobile towers
Ericsson completes broadband solutions upgrades for Etisalat Misr
Broadband subscriber additions drive revenue increases in 9M14 for Telecom Egypt
MobiNil still considering whether to enter fixed line market
Telecom Egypt seeking financial adviser for sale of stake in Vodafone Egypt
Vodafone Egypt in discussions for EGP4bn credit line
MobiNil narrows net loss in 3Q 2014
Unified licence still pending as some issues still to be resolved
Egyptian mobile duo offered option to renew licenses until 2031
Egyptian government keen on Etisalat Misr IPO
Sawiris to divest MobiNil stake
Egypt approves unified telecoms licence; TE to divest Vodafone Egypt stake by end-2015
Egypt’s unified licence regime expected to go live in early September
Telecom Egypt’s revenues surge thanks to international networks unit
Etisalat confirms it is mulling IPO for Egyptian subsidiary
Vodafone Egypt calls on Ericsson for network enhancement in Greater Cairo
Vodafone Egypt to bolster network with EGP9.5bn investment over three years
Etisalat Misr selects Ericsson’s heterogeneous network solutions
NTRA launches tender for mobile network strengthening
Egypt’s unified telecoms licence award still forthcoming
Etisalat Misr to deploy Huawei’s 400G core router
MCIT says it is still overseeing unified licence plans
Orange Group closer to finalising sale of wireless towers in Egypt
Telecom Egypt’s first quarter net profit slumps on lower revenues and increased costs
Egyptian communications minister says EGP130bn needed to develop ICT sector
Telecom Egypt agrees to pay unified licence fee
MobiNil closing in on tower sale deal?
Ten million Orange Money customers in 13 countries
Telecom Egypt to pay 6% of annual mobile revenue to NTRA under unified licence terms
Telecom Egypt’s unified licence to cost USD360m
Telecom Egypt expects 5m mobile users in first year
Vodafone Group to invest USD1.3bn in Egypt by 2017
Telecom Egypt expects mobile licence by end-April
Etisalat Misr mulling IPO plan
Telecom Egypt revenue increase in 2013 driven by wholesale services
Vodafone Group raises concerns over Egyptian unified licence plans
NTRA sends plans for unified telecom licence to cabinet for final approval
Telecom Egypt signs managed services MoU with Cisco
Egyptian competition watchdog claims cellcos acted as a cartel over stamp duty introduction
Telecom Egypt to finally get unified concession within the next few weeks?
Telecom Egypt reports revenue increase in 3Q13
MobiNil tower sale delayed
Zain plans to expand in North Africa
Vodafone mulling Egyptian buyout?
Sawiris contemplating bid for MobiNil towers
Vimpelcom's OTH now GTH
Telecom Egypt aiming to launch mobile voice offering within three weeks
Ericsson implementing flexible data charging system for Vodafone Egypt
MobiNil in discussions over EGP2.5bn loan
Telecom Egypt reports 45% y-o-y increase in net profit in 2Q13
Telecom Egypt and Etisalat Misr ink transmission deal
Talk like an Egyptian: TE in MVNO discussions with mobile operators
Altimo ‘no plans’ for new Orascom buyout offer
Altimo buyout of Orascom shares runs into complications
MobiNil calls on Ericsson for network modernisation programme
Increased costs dent Telecom Egypt’s EBITDA in 1Q13
Telecom Egypt aims for mid-2013 MVNO launch as it prepares to start tech tests
Vodafone Egypt and Ericsson trial energy saving solution
Reliance integrates Hawk with global network
SeaMeWe-4 damage hampers internet access in region
OTH still awaiting deal to allow extension of MENA cable into Egypt
Ericsson to manage mobile base stations for Vodafone Egypt and Etisalat Misr
TE reports lower EBITDA on increased salary costs and backdated interconnection costs
Egypt expects to set price for fourth mobile licence by mid-2013
Egypt examining new telecoms tax options
Etisalat Misr contracts Ericsson for network improvements
Telecom Egypt awaits regulatory decision on Vodafone Egypt stake
OTMT sells Med Cable to OTH
MCIT calls on FT-Orange to ensure 15% of MobiNil stock is publicly traded
TE reports net income, revenue increases in 3Q12
Mobinil eyes return to profitability in 2013
Mobiserve signs network sharing deal
Orascom to change name, take control of Canadian ops
GBI’s Egypt-Milan route fully 100G enabled
Etisalat Misr sets aside USD500 million for network upgrade
MobiNil signs EGP2.9bn loan for debt repayment, network expansion
Telecom Egypt revenues, net profit drop in 2Q12
NTRA close to deciding final terms for MVNO concession?
Ericsson inks deal to upgrade Vodafone Egypt’s network
France Telecom-Orange boosts stake in MobiNil to around 94%
OTMT posts Q1 net profit of EGP995m
Telecom Egypt’s profits rise 1.7% in ‘improving’ business environment
Egypt to offer MVNO concession within three months?
Network upgrade costs push MobiNil to Q1 loss
France Telecom-Orange’s MobiNil tender offer approved by the EFSA
FT-Orange spending up to EUR1.5bn to raise Mobinil stake to 95%
Telecom Egypt and STC discuss collaboration
Proposed ownership regulation to apply to new Egyptian operators only?
Tata completes round-the-world cable network ring
Egypt’s telecoms minister says MVNO licence sale likely within four weeks
OTMT shareholders vote to sell Mobinil stake to France Telecom
Etisalat MISR selects ZTE for wireless network expansion
OTMT says it expects to close MobiNil stake sale in the coming weeks
MobiNil sees revenue drop in 4Q/FY2011 as multiple factors dent financial performance
Egypt’s financial watchdog calls for explanation of OTMT’s acceptance of MobiNil share offer
FT and OTMT reach preliminary deal over MobiNil shareholdings
MobiNil negotiating with NTRA over international gateway licence
Net profit slumps for OTH in 3Q11 after significant gains in year-ago period
Etisalat Misr postpones listing on Egyptian exchange
Telecom Egypt reveals 11% drop in net profit in 2Q11 amid continued rebuilding costs
Orascom cites income tax increase as it reports a net loss in 2Q11
TE lights Mediterranean cable
Trio of Egyptian cellcos submit report seeking compensation for enforced network shutdown
Telecom Egypt aims for MVNO licence by end-2011
Telecom Egypt reports losses of EGP85.56 million related to network damage and theft
Cyprus-Egypt segment of ALEXANDROS to be lit this summer
MCIT to pay out EGP100 million to compensate telcos for enforced service shutdown
Fourth mobile licence unlikely in short term
Orascom 1Q11 net profit boosted by Tunisian unit sale
Orascom posts 4Q/FY 2010 net losses as local currency depreciates against USD
Wholesale, broadband revenues offset fixed voice decline in 2010 for TE
MobiNil reveals losses after uprising; ANHRI seeking legal action
Vimpelcom confirms ‘final approval’ for deal with newly-named Wind Telecom
Clarity to provide infrastructure management solution for Vodafone Egypt
TE see flat revenue in 9M10 as wholesale turnover helps offset retail declines
Sawiris: Vimpelcom-Orascom merger completion ’50-50 at best’
Orascom’s Algerian unit drags down third quarter performance
Lower revenues, higher ad costs prompt net income slump for MobiNil in 3Q10
MobiNil mulling loan options for expansion
Vimpelcom and Weather formally announce merger plans
Telecom Egypt considering MVNO option
Egyptian telecoms minister says no new concessions until 2013
Sawiris confirms talks with Vimpelcom and, well, anyone really
Vimpelcom close to buying Weather, report says
Orascom posts 2Q net loss on forex losses
Vimpelcom considering share-swap deal for stakes in Orascom, Wind
NTRA awards limited triple-play concessions to two consortia
Orascom sells local ISPs to MobiNil
Etisalat to spend EGP8 billion on Egyptian unit over next three years
Orascom calls time on talks with MTN
Egyptian court reverses NTRA interconnection fee ruling
Vodafone halts talks on possible Egyptian stake sale
Vodafone mulling sale of Egyptian subsidiary?
Orascom Telecom’s net profit dips
Huawei completes second phase of HSPA+ deployment for Etisalat Misr
EFSA calls for more details on Orascom/FT agreement on MobiNil ownership dispute
MobiNil 1Q profit falls 2% as competition bites
MTN eyes Orascom’s African assets
Two bids received by NTRA for limited triple-play licences
Orascom and FT reach agreement on MobiNil ownership dispute
Egyptian court upholds block on FT’s MobiNil stake offer
Raya withdraws from Egyptian triple-play tender
Court ruling on MobiNil share sale delayed once more
NTRA confirms Skype ban on mobile internet connections
Orascom reveals net loss in 4Q 2009
TE reveals 9.4% increase in net profit despite revenue decline in FY2009
NTRA further extends bidding deadline for restricted triple-play licences
MobiNil aims for LINKdotNET deal completion within a month
Government considering Telecom Egypt stake sale
Egyptian court delays MobiNil ruling until 27 March
Court delays final decision on FT offer for MobiNil shares
MobiNil posts healthy 2009 results
Fourth Egyptian mobile concession could be offered
Orascom rejoices as court rejects FT’s latest offer for MobiNil shares
MobiNil denies late 3G licence payment claims
Egyptian court to issue MobiNil share decision this week
Orascom set to challenge MobiNil sale decision in court
Telecom Egypt calls for EGP2 billion payment from MobiNil
TE ups stake in TE Data to 100%
Egypt appeals committee says will not block FT’s MobiNil offer
Telecom Egypt to consider mobile voice options
Egyptian government aims for 20% broadband penetration in four years
Orascom will appeal EFSA’s decision to accept MobiNil offer from FT
MCIT calls on FT and Orascom to resolve MobiNil ownership difficulties
Egyptian ‘triple-play’ licence bidding deadline extended to March 2010
FT finally gains regulatory approval for MobiNil offer
Orascom posts big net profit increase, but revenue and EBITDA remain weak
3Q net profit for TE down 13%; 9M still ahead with 17.7% y-o-y rise
Etisalat Egypt considering IPO, expects to invest EGP8 billion over next three years
MobiNil reveals 8% net profit drop for 3Q 2009
NTRA confirms 16 interested parties for ‘triple-play’ concessions
Telecom Egypt says it will remain sole fixed voice provider
Telecom Egypt launches first commercial FTTH service
Orascom likely to bid for triple-play licence
Telecom Egypt blocked from acquiring Orascom IT units
Egypt sets out plans for two new triple-play concessions
Vodafone Egypt expects 100,000 mobile broadband sign-ups in 2009
Telecom Egypt close to agreeing fixed to mobile interconnection rates
MobiNil presses TE for lower international gateway charges
France Telecom loses third appeal in MobiNil stake case
Vodafone Egypt and Telecom Egypt ink new international gateway contract
Orascom reports weak first half on back of currency devaluation
FT announces third appeal against MobiNil stake offer rejection
Telecom Egypt reports 41.3% increase in first half net profit
France Telecom’s MobiNil bid appeal rejected
CMA set to rule on FT’s MobiNil appeal on Tuesday
Double digit growth in net profit, revenue, EBITDA for MobiNil
FT fails with latest MobiNil bid
Orascom discontinues legal proceedings against France Telecom
Cyta agrees to extend TEN to Cyprus
FT claims Mobinil shareholder commitments
FT’s offer for MobiNil minority stake rejected by CMA again
Orascom reports 66% plunge in net profit resulting from foreign exchange devaluation
Orascom rejects France Telecom’s latest MobiNil offer; will appeal enforced sale
Telecom Egypt reports better-than-expected 1Q net profit
MobiNil 1Q 2009 net profit down despite increase in revenue and EBITDA
Orascom claims MobiNil sale deadline missed
France Telecom and Orascom trade blows over MobiNil sale
Egypt’s Capital Market Authority rejects France Telecom offer for additional MobiNil stake
Orascom ordered to sell MobiNil stake to France Telecom
Orascom reports 76% slide in net profit in 2008, attributes drop to one-off gains in 2007
Telecom Egypt reports 10% rise in net profit for 2008
Orascom contemplates LINKdotNET and Link Egypt sales
Telecom Egypt eyes acquisition targets
MobiNil announces 4Q and full year results; revenue, net profit and EBITDA all rise
Etisalat Misr exceeds end of year subscriber targets
MobiNil and NetCracker ink 3G management deal
Egyptian state to delay Telecom Egypt IPO
LINKdotNET mulling stake sale, integration options
Orascom Telecom 3Q net profit drops
Telecom Egypt says net income up 35% year-on-year
MobiNil unhappy with interconnect rate ruling
Etisalat Egypt grabs a pair of internet providers
MobiNil reports 15% net income rise for 3Q
Aircom and MobiNil ink 3G network planning deal
Vodafone Egypt expects revenue growth slowdown in 2008
Mobinil claims 3G license not profitable on its own
Orascom Telecom buys back 243,000 GDRs
Huawei bags contract with Etisalat Misr
Etisalat Misr claims coverage now at 93% of Egypt
Egypt postpones fixed line licence auction
Mobinil launches 3G service
Orascom announces 1H subs growth
Orascom's net income falls 4%, EBITDA up 22%
Mobile operators set for interconnection discussions
Telecom Egypt reports 65% increase in net profit
Mobinil reports 2Q results, net income slumps 18%, 3G set for September
TE to invest EGP1.5 billion in 2008, still considering Lacom future
Further delays for second fixed line licence
NTRA approves new telephone call charges
Vodafone Egypt launches ADSL services
Weather sells stake to three private equity firms and clears debt
Mobinil reports 1Q results
Etisalat targets entry into India and Egyptian fixed line licence
Tata Communications expands VPN services to Egypt
Noor Financial to bid for second Egyptian fixed line licence
Orascom to offer mobile banking
Mobinil delays 3G launch to July
Six firms put names down for second Egyptian licence
Telecom Egypt announces 2007 results
Orascom reports 2007 results
Fixed line licence to be auctioned in June
Etisalat to expand Etisalat Misr network
Telecom Egypt to sell stakes in internet firms
Telecom Egypt awards Alca-Lu submarine cable deal
Etisalat Misr secures USD845 million loan
Orascom Telecom CEO denies firm for sale
Orascom seeks exit from MobiNil, report says
Orascom reports 9M results
Telecom Egypt 9M results show net profit up 12%; Lacom sale talks continue
Telecom Egypt signs USD36m contract with IMEWE
Mobinil and TE negotiate international terms
MobiNil awarded 3G concession
Apax and Blackstone amongst favourites for Weather stake
Orascom to bid for Egypt fixed licence; wins submarine cable concession
France Telecom gets scent of Wind
Red all about it: Redline ships RedMAX to Red Sea
Mobinil selects Alcatel-Lucent for GSM upgrade
Etisalat seeks to end TE’s monopoly on international calls
Orascom reports bumper 1H results
Private equity groups mull Weather stake
Telecom Egypt profit dips 4% on Algerian woes
Mobinil reports 2Q earnings
MobiNil pays USD599m for 3G concession
Vodafone Egypt selects Visto for business e-mail
Sawiris expects Weather IPO by early 2008, confirms acquisitions and divestment strategies
MobiNil board agree to apply for 3G concession
Second landline licence to be issued in 2008
Etisalat Misr: a million customers in 50 days
TE announces 1Q results
Ericsson to provide optical broadband solution to Telecom Egypt
Etisalat launches Egyptian network
Etisalat to launch in Egypt tomorrow
Telecom Egypt reports 16% boost to net profit
Orascom reports 8% increase in net income
Vodafone Egypt awarded 3G licence
Etisalat Egypt likely to launch in February, papers say
Motorola completes Mobinil network expansion
Orascom passes 50 million, targets 100 million by 2009
Vodafone negotiating Egypt 3G licence
Telecom Egypt to hike prices ahead of competition
OT income just keeps on rising, but HTIL bid reportedly fails
TE and Vodafone do a deal over Egyptian cellco
Telecom Egypt launches IPTV
Orascom wants control of HTIL, says Reuters
Vodafone Egypt buys USD18 million controlling stake in ISP
Telecom Egypt agrees to up Vodafone Egypt stake to 49%
Nile Telecom to sell 30% stake on Egypt stock exchange
Telecom Egypt offers to increase stake in Vodafone Egypt
Lucent to deploy 1xEV-DO BFWA network for Egypt’s schools
OT income just keeps on rising
Huawei to upgrade Telecom Egypt Cairo network
Etisalat looks to add international concession to Egyptian portfolio, papers say
TE 1H profits up 7%
TE Data slashes ADSL tariffs
MobiNil 1H profit slips, despite steady revenue growth; delays 3G decision
Etisalat NOT mulling sale of stake in Egypt mobile start-up, papers say
Etisalat mulling sale of 10%-15% stake in Egypt mobile start-up, papers say
Vodafone Egypt sees profits up 57% in 1Q thanks to pre-paid base boost
Etisalat’s USD2.9bn mobile licence increases 3G costs for existing operators
Etisalat-led consortium wins Egypt’s third mobile licence, plans Feb 07 launch
Nortel and Zhone to smooth Telecom Egypt’s transition to VoIP
Eight through to final round of bidding for third mobile licence
Orascom doubles global subs y-o-y; seeks approval for HTIL stake increase
Intel to set up WiMAX joint ventures with Orascom and Enertel
Telecom Egypt contracts Alcatel for IP upgrade
Eleven bid for Egyptian mobile licence
Telecom Italia and Telecom Egypt team up for mobile licence; deadline tomorrow
MobiNil profits up 21% in 1Q
Orascom lifts HTIL stake; sets sights on Europe
Telenor teams up with local group for Egypt mobile tender; govt extends bid deadline
Convergys to upgrade TE billing systems
Telecom Italia for Egypt?
Q-Tel joins the Egyptian licence jamboree
TE plans price hike
TE profits up 80%
Telenor eyes Egypt
18 interested in third GSM licence
Third mobile licence tender to launch April
Egypt announces measures to ramp up competition in broadband, international and mobile sectors
Etisalat wants some Egyptian action
Orascom passes 30 million subs
MTN confirms interest
Orascom to take stake in HTIL
Consortium announced for third mobile licence bid
TM sets foot in Egypt
Telecom Egypt to be sold in IPO
Telecom Egypt sale gets go-ahead
MobiNil signs deal with Tekelec
Sawiris seeking advice on OT-Wind merger
NTRA says new licence will enable 3G
NTRA to auction third mobile licence
Orascom sells DRC mobile unit
MobiNil claims 5.2 million customers
MobiNil Q2 profit doubles
CSFB to manage Telecom Egypt sale
Alcatel awarded DSL contracts
Third wireless licence to be tendered in September
MobiNil and IFC sign SME deal
Vodafone allocates EGP900 million for network development
Vodafone launches 3G roaming cards
Orascom: 21% increase in subscribers in 1Q
NetCentrex and Gizaq to offer VoIP
Orascom branches into international voice and data services
Orascom Telecom: strong 2004 figures and optimism for 2005
Internet use expected to boom by 2008
MobiNil keeps growing
Orascom bid for Wind denied
Ericsson to provide Alexandria network
Strong subscriber growth for Orascom
Vodafone signs deal Al Jazeera
Orascom reports impressive customer growth, begins closing sub-Saharan networks
Promising first quarter for Vodafone Egypt
ZTE to build Telecom a WiLL network
Vodafone Egypt lists: gets new shareholder
Telecom delays own GSM network rollout but looks to buy into Vodafone
Telecom considers mobile options