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TEAMS maintenance downtime expected

TEAMS maintenance downtime expected

The East African Marine Systems (TEAMS) cable operators have issued an alert that users may experience downtime from 20th – 28th July . Read More

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Union gives Globacom 14 days to reinstate 54 sacked workersUnion gives Globacom 14 days to reinstate 54 sacked workers The Private Telecoms & Communications Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PTECSSAN) has urged Globacom to reinstate the ...
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NCA Chairman calls for strong ties between Africa’s telecom regulatorsNCA Chairman calls for strong ties between Africa’s telecom regulators The Chairman of Ghana’s National Communications Authority, Eugene Baffoe Bonnie, has emphasised the need for ...
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Nigeria tax chief to go after telcos, othersNigeria tax chief to go after telcos, others The Executive Chairman of Nigeria’s Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr Tunde Fowler, has said ...
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Saturday 16 Jul

MTN Ghana launches 20th anniversary edition of i-Fest

GHANA
The MTN Ghana 20th anniversary edition of the internet festival (iFest) was officially launched at a colourful outdoor event in Abeka Lapaz, a suburb of Accra.»
Friday 15 Jul

NCC pays N1.4 tr into Federation Account, says Dambatta

NIGERIA
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has paid over N1.4 trillion to the Federation Account, the CEO of the regulatory body, Prof Garba Dambatta has said.»
Friday 15 Jul

Etisalat complies with NCC directive on Do-Not-Disturb code

NIGERIA
Etisalat Nigeria has introduced the ‘Do-not-Disturb’ (DND) facility that enables customers on its network to opt-out completely or partially from receiving unsolicited marketing text messages and calls.»
Tuesday 12 Jul

NCC pays N70b to Nigeria Govt

NIGERIA
The Nigerian Communications Commission says it has remitted N70 billon to the Federation Account in the last one year of Prof Umar Danbatta’s appointment as executive vice chairman and CEO.»
Monday 11 Jul

Telkom Kenya launches new entry-level smartphone

KENYA
Telkom Kenya has expanded its phone portfolio with the launch of the new Kaduda Smart into the market.»
Friday 8 Jul

Telecoms top Nigeria’s ad spend with N16.7b

NIGERIA
The telecommunications sector retained its lead position as the highest advertiser in Nigeria in 2015 with a combined total expenditure of N16.7 billion. »
Tuesday 5 Jul

Gilat Satcom, Total IT Solutions connect 10 villages in Nigeria

NIGERIA
Gilat Satcom is providing voice and high-speed data to ten villages in the states of Adamawa, Borno, Kano, Katsina, Oyo and Yobe in the North East of Nigeria.»
Tuesday 5 Jul

NCA wins CTO Policy and Regulatory Award

GHANA
The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) has awarded Ghana's telecoms regulator the award for Best ICT Policy and Regulatory Initiative for its billing feedback system.»
Monday 4 Jul

NCC enforces 2442 Do Not Disturb short code

NIGERIA
Following an NCC directive, Nigerian mobile operators will activate a Do Not Disturb facility which gives subscribers the freedom to choose what messages to receive from the various networks.»
Tuesday 28 Jun

Tigo Business – Building trusted business partner relationships with clients

GHANA
Tigo Business has increased and empowered its account management team to improve its overall customer service experience. »
Tuesday 28 Jun

Liquid Telecom, RBH to acquire Neotel

SOUTH AFRICA
Liquid Telecom, a privately owned pan-African telecoms group majority owned by Econet Global, has entered into an agreement to acquire South African communications network operator Neotel. »
Saturday 25 Jun

Danbatta seeks Reps’ cooperation on telecom regulations

NIGERIA
The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has called for more cooperation and understanding of members of the House of Representatives, on regulatory functions of the commission.»
Thursday 23 Jun

Orange completes acquisition of Airtel in Burkina Faso

BURKINA FASO
Orange has announced that, together with its subsidiary Orange Côte d’Ivoire, it has completed the acquisition of 100% of the mobile operator Airtel in Burkina Faso. »
Wednesday 22 Jun

MTN Ghana goes live with 4G LTE in grand style

GHANA
The plush iconic MTN House, home to MTN Ghana’s operations came to a standstill on Tuesday, as the country’s telecom leader officially unveiled its latest 4G LTE services across the length and breadth of Ghana. »
Wednesday 22 Jun

NCC to end telcos’ voluntary adherence to corporate governance

NIGERIA
After more than one year of voluntary adherence by telcos to the Corporate Governance Code for the industry, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) yesterday started a journey that will lead to mandatory enforcement.»
Wednesday 15 Jun

Airtel, Tigo Ghana sanctioned in NCA 3G Report

GHANA
Ghana’s National Communication Authority has sanctioned Airtel and Tigo Ghana for failing to cover district capitals, including Karaga, Bimbilla and Wulensi, with a 3G network. »

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