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Kuwait moves closer to creating independent telecoms watchdog

Reuters – Kuwait’s parliament has approved the first reading of a bill to create the country’s first independent telecoms watchdog, according to the assembly’s website, a move that could lead to further liberalisation of the sector. The Ministry of Communications is the de facto regulator in the absence of a separate watchdog and also ultimately …

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Telecom Egypt expects mobile licence in March or April

Reuters – Egypt’s landline monopoly Telecom Egypt expects a newly-formed government to grant it a licence to provide mobile services this month or next, the state-controlled company’s chief executive said on Wednesday. Telecom Egypt has been relying on its data business to boost revenue and has been waiting to launch a new mobile operation that …

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Building a gateway to the future

By Sunil Veetil, Regional Head of Payments and Cash Management, HSBC Middle East and North Africa Many would argue that the 1970s was the decade of innovation. It was in these years that the world saw the first handheld mobile phones, and Sony launched its first Walkman—transforming how, when and where we listen to music. …

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