TELECOMS

Mali’s 3rd mobile operator to start operations soon

Mali’s 3rd mobile operator to start operations soon

Alpha Telecom, the third mobile operator of Mali, is set to start operating in the near future to challenge leader Orange and SOTELMA in this West African nation. Read More

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Phase3 Telecoms extends aerial cable to Republic of NigerPhase3 Telecoms extends aerial cable to Republic of Niger Sub-regional telecoms infrastructure company, Phase3 Telecoms said it has started the deployment of aerial fiber optic ...
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MTN Group Sustainability Report releasedMTN Group Sustainability Report released MTN Group’s efforts to advance social development in its markets through the integration of sustainable ...
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Predatory pricing in transmission cable market, others worry NCCPredatory pricing in transmission cable market, others worry NCC Nigeria’s telecoms regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is worried that in the transmission cable ...
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Wednesday 25 Mar

Pay APC N500m, court orders NCC, telcos - NCC appeals

NIGERIA
As the presidential election draws near, a Federal High Court has ordered the regulator of the telecoms sector, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and five other telcos to pay the All Progressives Congress (APC) the sum of N500 million for unlawfully shutting down the party’s presidential campaign fund-raising platform.»
Tuesday 24 Mar

USF contributions surpass sh2.5bn target

KENYA
Contributions to the Universal Service Fund by Kenyan Operators have surpassed the targetted sh2.5 billion.»
Monday 23 Mar

Africa Online to launch new services in Tanzania

TANZANIA
Pan-African service provider, Gondwana International Networks (GIN), parent company to Africa Online, has announced that it will be expanding its VSAT services in Tanzania as well as launching a managed infrastructure and services solution called iManage. »
Monday 23 Mar

Job fears in Senegal as Tigo outsources network management

SENEGAL
People working for Tigo Senegal are worried about their jobs after the mobile operator signed an agreement that handed over the management of its network to the Swedish telecom giant Ericsson.»
Friday 20 Mar

MTN Ghana invests 460 Million Ghana Cedi into operations

GHANA
MTN has told editors at an annual meeting in Accra that it is committing a total of GH.C 46O Million to improving its network this year.»
Thursday 19 Mar

Airtel deepens competition with SmartConnect

NIGERIA
The scramble for subscriber acquisition in the telecoms industry has taken a new turn as Airtel has unveiled a new marketing strategy to grow its subscriber numbers in a bid to unseat Globacom as second largest operator in the country.»
Thursday 19 Mar

NCC resumes 2.6GHz spectrum licensing process

NIGERIA
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced the resumption of the process that would lead to the auctioning of licences in the 2.6gigahertz (GHz) spectrum band.»
Wednesday 18 Mar

Togo government to regenerate Togo Telecom

TOGO
Togo's government has vowed to rebuild Togo Telecom with a regeneration package that includes a network upgrade, better customer service and high speed internet at affordable rates.»
Tuesday 17 Mar

Ghana ICH poses ‘telecoms monopoly risk’

GHANA
The Head of the Telecommunications, Media and Technology team at a private law firm Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah has questioned the National Communication Authority's decision to appoint a Ghanaian company to operate the national interconnect exchange and financial clearing house.»
Tuesday 17 Mar

NAPAfrica: peering boosts cross border business

NAPAfrica says that the African continent has yet to fully realise the benefits of peering.  »
Tuesday 17 Mar

PwC launches ‘Into Africa – the continent’s cities of opportunity’ report

The African continent is crossed by five trends: demographic change, urbanisation, technological changes, the transfer of economic power and climate change, says a new PwC report.»
Sunday 15 Mar

MTL hunts fibre optic cable partner

MALAWI
The Malawi Telecommunications Limited (MTL) is calling for applications from interested companies to partner it in the operation of its establishment of a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to house the fibre optic cable backbone business nationwide.»
Friday 13 Mar

Angolan ICT sector records 55% annual growth

ANGOLA
The ICT sector in Angola recorded an annual growth rate of over 55% over the past 10 years, says a report released in Luanda this week.»
Friday 13 Mar

Telecom Namibia hosts first WACS upgrade meeting

NAMIBIA
The West Africa Cable System (WACS) Consortium is meeting in Windhoek to discuss the upgrade of the system’s capacity in view of the enormous bandwidth update since commissioning in May 2013.»
Wednesday 11 Mar

Gabon Telecom, City of Libreville sign transport partnership

GABON
Gabon Telecom (GT) and the City of Libreville ('Mairie de Libreville') this week signed a transport partnership that will see all the taxis operating in the capital have thumbnails stamped on their doors in orange colours of the telecom giant.»
Wednesday 11 Mar

Tigo aims to rock Ghana with Big 6

GHANA
After a successful nationwide “Drop the Yam” campaign that witnessed many feature phone users in the country switching to an affordable new Samsung Tigo smart phone, Tigo has unveiled another innovative product dubbed the Tigo Big 6.»

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MTN Group Sustainability Report released

MTN Group’s efforts to advance social development in its markets through the integration of sustainable business practices into day-to-day activities, is yielding positive outcomes, the company’s Sustainability ...