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Paul Booth is an independent commentator who looks for significance in what ICT vendors haven't said.

AT&T/Time Warner deal gets thumbs up

Paul Booth

A federal judge rules AT&T can proceed with its $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner without any conditions.

Still big spending on smartphones

Paul Booth.

South Africans bought 3.2 million smartphones in the first quarter of 2018, a 12.4% increase year-on-year.

KKR buys BMC

Paul Booth.

The acquisition, led by Bain Capital Private Equity and Golden Gate Capital, resulted in a deal worth $8.5 billion.

Sony pumps up the volume

Paul Booth.

The company bought EMI Music Publishing for $2.3 billion, becoming the world's largest music publisher.

Boost for African digital payments

Paul Booth

A private investment firm spends $47.5 million on a stake in Kenyan digital payments firm Cellulant.


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