Africa & Middle East telecoms: cost-effective market analysis & data

'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.

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Chart of the Day: Africa Top 10 Mobile Operators by Subscribers 1Q 2016
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Source: industry sources, Blycroft estimates c. Blycroft 2016

A & ME SUBSCRIBER STATISTICS: Africa Top 100 Mobile Operators 1Q 2016
Published in issue 00745 of 01 Dec 2016
The Top 100 Mobile Operators at the end of the first quarter still sees MTN Nigeria as the lead operator in Africa, a position it has held since the first quarter of 2010. However Ethio Telecom has... More

COMOROS: Telco readies to launch irrespective of cable access
Published in issue 00745 of 01 Dec 2016
Telco, the local subsidiary of Madagascar’s mobile operator Telma, is to formally launch its operations on 15 December 2016, Africa Intelligence reported.  Despite initiating a ... More

 

COTE D'IVOIRE: Orange raises finance for expanion
Published in issue 00745 of 01 Dec 2016
Orange Cote d’Ivoire is providing additional funding to expand its West African operations, afrika-news reported. The telco has raised USD 306 million according to Orange Cote d’Ivoire... More

EQUATORIAL GUINEA: Green Com deploys Alepo BSS
Published in issue 00745 of 01 Dec 2016
Mobile network operator Green Com, which operates under the Muni brand, has launched 3G voice and data services.  It has deployed US-based Alepo’s BSS transformation solution ... More

 

ISRAEL: Cellcom comments on Golan sale
Published in issue 00745 of 01 Dec 2016
Cellcom Israel has announced issued a statement saying that negotiations for a possible network sharing agreement are at an advanced stage with a third party interested in purchasing Golan Telecom.... More

ISRAEL: Growth for Bezeq on falling profits in Q3
Published in issue 00745 of 01 Dec 2016
Bezeq Israel Telecom has reported a fall in quarterly profit, although it saw continued growth in broadband Internet services, although mobile unit Pelephone continued to experience intense competi... More

LIBERIA: Lonestar still subjected to DDOS attacks
Published in issue 00745 of 01 Dec 2016
The recent ‘denial of service’ attack appears to be still on-going, the Liberian Observer reported Lonestar Cell MTN as saying on 22 November. Consequently Internet connectivity is slow... More

MADAGASCAR: 4G testing started by Orange
Published in issue 00745 of 01 Dec 2016
Orange Group has started testing 4G technology ahead of plans to make it commercially available in 2017, L’Express reported.  Deputy CEO in charge of operations in Africa and the ... More

NIGERIA: Investment in telecom sector holds up
Published in issue 00745 of 01 Dec 2016
Investments in the telecommunications sector have been put at some USD 68 billion as at July, 2016, of which USD 35 billion is from Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs), The Guardian reported. ... More

SYRIA: Third mobile licence attracts interest
Published in issue 00745 of 01 Dec 2016
A consortium of Iranian companies is looking to enter Syria’s tightly-controlled telecoms market, according to an anonymous official speaking to Syrian government-linked newspaper Al-Watan la... More

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