Japan's NEC Corp. (Tokyo: 6701) and Russia's MTS have joined forces to build a cloud-based apps store for the latter's business users in Belarus. Apps on offer include accountancy and videoconferencing tools. (See MTS Builds Cloud Apps Store With NEC.)
In Uganda, South African mobile operator Mobile Telephone Networks (MTN) has formed a joint venture with U.S. tower company American Tower Corp. (NYSE: AMT). ATC Uganda, as the new entity is called, will buy all existing tower sites from MTN's Uganda unit for US$175 million in a deal that is expected to close in the first half of 2012.