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  • Sarah Wallace | February 13, 2017
    Nokia will acquire Comptel, an OSS/BSS (operations and business support) vendor, for €347 million (US$371 million) in cash. Nokia reports the acquisition is a significant step in its strategy to establish a standalone software business and will enable it to add critical solutions for catalogue-driven service orchestration and fulfillment, intelligent data processing, customer engagement, and service monetization. Comptel’s service orchestration will complement Nokia’s service assurance, and combined with Nokia's CloudBand and Nuage portfolios, it will provide a more complete, end-to-end orchestration of network function virtualization (NFV) and software defined networking (SDN) deployments. Please log in to read the complete insight.
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  • Julie Ssali | February 10, 2017
    Millicom formally announced the sale of their subsidiary Tigo Senegal to payments processor Wari Group for $129m on February 8 2017, following an expression of intent by Millicom in early 2016 to consolidate their African operations.
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