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18 May 2012

Friday News Round-Up


Emerging markets are increasingly seen as hubs of innovation and creative start-ups in their own right – not just attractive investment prospects. So in this age of activity, advancement and never ending news, we thought we’d put together a list of all the Hot stories we come across. The Com World Series team live and breathe emerging markets, so we want to make sure we spread the news!

Hot Stories in Emerging Markets
Africa: Harnessing Information and Communication Technologies
http://allafrica.com/stories/201205150716.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Somalia Telecoms: Cashless doesn't mean broke

http://theafricareport.com/index.php/20120502501810552/east-horn-africa/somalia-telecoms%E2%80%A9-cashless-doesn-t-mean-broke-501810552.html#.T7PYPG3c-

Leading Telecom player launches mobile network in Africa
http://africanbrains.net/2012/05/17/leading-telecommunications-player-launches-mobile-network-in-africa/

UAE's Du eyes MVNO opportunities after Q1 profit jump
http://www.totaltele.com/view.aspx?ID=473433

Africa leads the world in mobile money - The Economist:
http://econ.st/GSzVbS

Batelco scraps tower lease plan in favour of infrastructure sharing
http://www.samenacouncil.org/samena_daily_news.php?news=28442


Webinars To Watch

4G networks and beyond - building for today, planning for tomorrow
http://webinars.telecoms.com/webinar/4g-networks-and-beyond/?token=tcoms

Smart Policy Control and Charging in Converging IP Networks http://webinars.telecoms.com/webinar/smart-policy-control/?token=tcoms

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