Bouygues SA (EN) should win a challenge that may require a European Union tribunal to reexamine France Telecom SA (FTE)’s 9 billion-euro proposed state loan, an EU court aide said today.
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Qatar Telecom (QTEL) QSC offered to buy a stake valued at about $1.9 billion in Kuwait’s National Mobile Telecommunications Co. as it steps up acquisitions amid competition at home.
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via Light Reading India by Jatinder Singh
While most of the country’s telcos are cutting costs and imposing hiring freezes during the current uncertain business environment, it seems some of the lucky few in India’s telecom sector are being rewarded with handsome salary increases.
Portugal Telecom SGPS SA (PTC)’s dividend remains attractive as the country’s biggest telecommunications company reduces payouts as part of a more “prudent” financial strategy, Chief Executive Officer Zeinal Bava said.
Telstra has emerged as the victor from a prolonged tendering process for a comprehensive suite of telecommunications services at the Federal Department of Human Services, announcing today that it had won a deal with the department worth $474 million.
The Department of Human Services has signed a $407 million managed services deal with Telstra to consolidate more than 20 communications contracts and three large government agencies under one banner.
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(Reuters) - Two of China’s top telecommunications companies may be selling subsidized gear in the United States, and legislation could be proposed to deal with any related national-security threat, the head of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Intelligence Committee said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON/JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - For a South African telecommunications company, it represented a unique chance to seize what its chief executive called “one of the most significant ‘virgin’ mobile opportunities in the world.”
The “Voyager 1” spacecraft is a 722 kilogram (kg; also known as kilo, the base unit of mass in the International System of Units and is defined as being equal to the mass of the “International Prototype Kilogram” (“IPK”), which is almost exactly equal to the mass of one liter of water)—1,592 lbs (pounds/pound-mass, a unit of mass used in the imperial, United States customary and other systems of measurement)—space probe, a scientific space exploration mission in which a spacecraft leaves Earth and explore space.
“Voyager 1” has three large radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTGs, RITEGs), electrical generators that obtain their power from radioactive decay. Each RTG contains 24 pressed radioactive isotopes of plutonium with a half-life of 87.7 years, “plutonium-238” oxide spheres.
The heat from the spheres generated about 157 watts of electric power, the rate at which electric energy is transferred by an electric circuit, at the launch, with the remainder being dissipated as waste heat. Hence, there was a total of about 470 watts of electric power provided by the three RTGs.
The power output of the RTG does decline over time, but the RTG of “Voyager 1” will continue to support some of its operations through about 2025.
Johannesburg, South Africa, June 13, 2012 — IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced an equity investment of $35 million in the Convergence Partners Communications Infrastructure Fund to support more rapid development of information and communications technologies infrastructure across Africa.