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Private sector lending in Qatar picks up speed

Qatar adding fibre into every home Subscription

9 September 2014 | By

Broadband project into every home continues

Mobily secures funding backed by Canada’s export credit agency Subscription

29 June 2014 | By

Ten-year Mobily financing is sharia-compliant

Etisalat issues $4.3bn bond Subscription

16 June 2014 | By

UAE operator raised $1.35bn more than originally targeted

Etisalat plans bond issue Subscription

28 May 2014 | By

UAE operator could use the proceeds to help fund acquisition of Maroc Telecom stake

Saudi Telecom Company launches $1.3bn sukuk programme Subscription

21 May 2014 | By

Kingdom’s largest operator will sell Islamic bonds through private placements

Etisalat to sell West African businesses to Maroc Telecom Subscription

5 May 2014 | By

Moroccan operator will pay $650m for Etisalat’s operations in six countries

Zain Group’s profit grows 8 per cent Subscription

22 April 2014 | By

Zain Group’s data represented 15 per cent of the Kuwaiti operator’s revenues

Mobily’s profit rises 4.5 per cent Subscription

22 April 2014 | By

Mobily revenues up 12 per cent year-on-year

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Telecoms trends

Telecoms providers Etisalat and Du currently enjoy a duopoly in the UAE market

UAE telecoms duopoly set to continue Subscription

10 September 2014 | By

There is little prospect of anyone undermining the dominant position of Etisalat and Du in the UAE’s telecoms market in the short term

Maroc Telecom's Africa presence

Maroc Telecom focuses on Africa Subscription

20 August 2014 | By paul mellly

A recent addition to the company portfolio of UAE telecoms operator Etisalat, Maroc Telecom is making new inroads in west and central African markets

Qatar telecoms industry Subscription

5 June 2014

Since opening up its telecoms market to competition in 2006, Qatar has forged ahead with developing its infrastructure and services

March contract awards

Middle East contracts awarded: March 2014 Subscription

17 April 2014

Over $12bn of contracts awarded in March in the Middle East

MEED top 100 listed companies 2014: Telecoms Subscription

30 March 2014

Together, the five largest operators in the telecoms sector have a market capitalisation of about $100bn

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Telecom Egypt Subscription

Egypt’s telecommunications operator, Telecom Egypt currently controls Egypt’s only fixed line network

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Nawras Subscription

Nawras is an Omani communications provider owned by Ooredoo and listed on the Muscat Stock Market

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Saudi Arabia: Network server storage systems Subscription

19 September 2014 | By

Construction and upgrade of storage systems for network servers and upgrade of protection systems

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