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: Botswana Mobile & Fixed Subscribers by Operator 4Q 2015
Botswana Mobile & Fixed Subzscribers by Operator 4Q 2015
Source: BOCRA c. Blycroft 2016 

A & ME SUBSCRIBER STATISTICS: Gulf States Mobile Network Subscriber Statistics: 1Q 2016
Published in issue 00737 of 29 Sep 2016

Blycroft's Mobile Network Subscriber Statistics for the Gulf States cover 10 states and 256.59 million subscribers at the end of March 2016, up from 251.37 million at the end of December 2015, repr... More 

AFRICA: ADB funds next phase of CAB
Published in issue 00737 of 29 Sep 2016

The African Development Bank (ADB) is to inject some XAF 30 billion (USD 51.3 million) in the Central Africa Backbone fibre optic project (CAB), Agence Ecofin reported.  The projects Na... More


BOTSWANA: Masunga readies to manage merged entity
Published in issue 00737 of 29 Sep 2016

beMobile and BTCL are to merge to create a single entity. BTCL was established in 1980 to provide, develop, operate and manage national and international telecom services and is wholly owned by the... More 

CAMEROON: Vodafone and Afrimax to offer 4G-LTE
Published in issue 00737 of 29 Sep 2016

Vodafone and 4G-LTE African operator Afrimax Group jointly announced on 23 September a new non-equity Partner Market agreement for Cameroon.  The two will launch LTE data services under... More


EQUATORIAL GUINEA: Fibre and public-sector computerisation figure in plan
Published in issue 00737 of 29 Sep 2016

Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technologies, Maximiliano Meko Aveme has presented the first draft of a plan for the development of the sector, the Office of Information and Press of ... More

MAURITIUS: MT welcomes tourists with WeChat
Published in issue 00737 of 29 Sep 2016

Mauritius Telecom, in partnership with the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Agency (MTPA) and the Embassy of China, launched on 26 September the WeChat service.  The free call and messaging ... More



ISRAEL: GT bidders slimmed down
Published in issue 00737 of 29 Sep 2016

Cellcom Israel said last week that one of the bidders for Golan Telecom (GT) had withdrawn from the process, Haaretz reported. It had been reported that two groups were bidding for GT and were nego... More

NIGERIA: Committee identifies impact of State governments on QoS
Published in issue 00737 of 29 Sep 2016

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has established a high level taskforce to identify the issues that affect network quality of service. Marking his first year in post, NCC Executive vice... More



Published in issue 00737 of 29 Sep 2016

Vubiquity announced in early September that it is providing the content for Cable & Wireless Seychelles' video-on-demand platform (VOD), SinemaX. It is responsible for licensing, preparing, and... More

SOUTH AFRICA: Vodacom accelerates third-party fibre plan
Published in issue 00737 of 29 Sep 2016

Vodacom is to use Dark Fibre Africa and other wholesale fibre providers in a project to expand the reach of its South African fibre-to-the-home service. Reports suggest that the company, which is p... More



TANZANIA: Government recovers TTCL stake
Published in issue 00737 of 29 Sep 2016

The government has now taken full ownership of Tanzania Telecommunications Corp (TTCL) after buying out a 35 percent stake held by Bharti Airtel, Reuters reported. The President's office said that ... More

SOUTH AFRICA: PRASA signs Vodacom to exploit fibre assets
Published in issue 00737 of 29 Sep 2016

Vodacom has entered into a 15-year partnership with the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), worth an estimated ZAR 1 billion (USD 72.7 million). The deal has to major elements, the first... More


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