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'Africa & Middle East Telecom-Week' provides a cost-effective way of monitoring the fixed and mobile telecommunications sector in Africa and the Middle East with its weekly market update service which combines news with statistical analysis in the forma of charts and tables: this data is both hard-to-find and unique to the publication. In its 48 issues each year it covers all aspects of regional wireless and wireline news, and is sent via e-mail each Thursday as a PDF attachment.

News in Brief for w/e 19 January 2017 Read more>>>

Chart of the Day: Guinea Mobile Subscriber % change q-o-q by Operator 3Q 2014 - 3Q 2016
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Source: industry sources, Blycroft estimates c. Blycroft 2016

A & ME SUBSCRIBER STATISTICS: Northern Africa Mobile Network Subscriber Statistics: 2Q 2016
Published in issue 00751 of 19 Jan 2017
Blycroft's Mobile Network Subscriber Statistics for the North Africa region for 1Q 2016 cover 7 states and 238.2 million subscribers, up from 234.72 million in 4Q 2015, and representing a... More

GHANA: Mauritius plans cyber-city investment
Published in issue 00751 of 19 Jan 2017
Mauritius has announced plans to undertake a number of projects, including the construction of a modern cyber-city, GhanaWeb reported.  Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration... More 

NIGERIA: MTN progresses local listing
Published in issue 00751 of 19 Jan 2017
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) is working with MTN Nigeria to list of the local stock exchange by the end of 2017, Reuters reported. NSE’s CEO Oscar Onyema said on 12 January 2017 that the... More

IRAN: Ministry obligations realigned to meet plan targets
Published in issue 00751 of 19 Jan 2017
The obligations and responsibilities of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology have been defined by The Majlis as part of the next five-year economic, social and cultural development... More

 

KENYA: Safaricom awaits independent dominance report
Published in issue 00751 of 19 Jan 2017
The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) is to release a study on market dominance examining the roles played by the country's three mobile operators in the market. The report is due to be published... More

OMAN: Omantel profit falls in fourth quarter y-o-y
Published in issue 00751 of 19 Jan 2017
Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel) on 15 January reported an 11.3 percent increase in its net profit for the year ended 31 December 2016 in its initial un-audited results posted on the ... More

SENEGAL: 4G licence stalemate over fees
Published in issue 00751 of 19 Jan 2017
Mobile operators Tigo and Expresso have been in negotiations with the telecom regulator ARTP to obtain the 4G licence for over six months, with no announcement of when the licences might be granted... More

SENEGAL: Tigo trumped by Treasury over unpaid tax
Published in issue 00751 of 19 Jan 2017
Tigo is reported to have been hit by a tax demand of some XOF 5 billion (USD 8.08 million) from the Treasury. The Liberation reports that the telco has failed to pay Value Added Tax. However Tigo ... More

TANZANIA: TTCL ducks listing requirement
Published in issue 00751 of 19 Jan 2017
National PTO Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited (TTCL) has been given additional time to comply with a requirement to list 25 percent of its shares on the local stock exchange, The East ... More

ZIMBABWE: Econet readies to challenge data price floor
Published in issue 00751 of 19 Jan 2017
Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has said that it will engage the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (POTRAZ) over the data floor prices that the Regulator recently set. The move follows ... More

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