e& to consider joint investments with Vodafone after becoming its biggest shareholder

UAE’s e&, which last week became Vodafone’s largest shareholder, has said that it will consider joint investments with the British telco. e&, or Emirates Telecommunications Group Company (formerly Etisalat), acquired a 9.8% stake for US$4.4 billion, or around 130p per share.  Speaking in an interview with Reuters, e& CEO Hatem Dowidar said that he is […]

UAE’s e& becomes Vodafone’s biggest shareholder

e&, the UAE state-backed service provider formerly known as Etisalat, has become Vodafone’s largest shareholder after taking an 9.8% stake in the mobile and fixed-line giant. e&, or Emirates Telecommunications Group Company, acquired t8he stake for US$4.4 billion, or around 130p per share, according to Bloomberg, representing a premium of around 10% on the company’s […]

Baltcom adds Sony Turbo as Universal Channel pulls out

Latvia cable operator Baltcom is to add Sony Turbo to its programming line-up at the end of this month, replacing Unversal Channel, which is being withdrawn from Russia and the Baltic States.  In addition to the Sony Turbo launch, Baltcom will replace E! Entertainment with NBC Universal’s rebranded E! service, broadcast in English. The changes […]