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News in Brief 26 October 2016
Afghanistan: Maturing market - The Afghanistan Telecom Regulatory Authority (ATRA) recorded at the end of June 2016 that there were over 6,781 mobile base stations in the country. It noted that mobile...(more)

News in Brief 12 October 2016
Africa: Advisory appointment - Zunaid Bulbulia has been appointed to the advisory board of Indian-based Kirusa. Bulbulia was one of the founding members of the MTN Group, and has over 22 years of expe...(more)

News in Brief 5 October 2016
Africa: Location based advertising - Location data technology provider Blis has formed a strategic partnership with African mobile marketing specialist Mobiclicks. Mobiclicks was founded in 2007 by Sh...(more)

News in Brief 28 September 2016
Angola: Cost of calling - The cost of calling is set to rise with the AOA 900 (USD 5.40) phone recharge card set to rise to AOA 1,250 (USD 7.50) in October. This follows an increase in the Telecommuni...(more)

News in Brief 21 September 2016
Africa & Middle East: Channel collaborative - Ingram Micro now has a strategic channel alliance with Cradlepoint covering the Middle East, Africa and Turkey. Cradlepoint provides products for clou...(more)

News in Brief 14 September 2016
Africa: Insurance initiative - MTN Group and MMI have announced the launch of a micro insurance joint venture branded aYo, and promises to offer relevant, accessible and easy to use insurance solution...(more)

News in Brief 7 September 2016
Afghanistan: Data milestone - At the end of July Etisalat claimed to have achieved the one million milestone for data users on its network. Etisalat Afghanistan’s CEO Dr. Salah Zerguerras said: ...(more)

News in Brief 30 August 2016
Algeria: CEO moves on - Joseph Ged, Ooredoo Algeria’s CEO, has stepped down after nearly ten years leading the company. Ged will now take up other responsibilities within Ooredoo Group. Hen...(more)

News in Brief 23 August 2016
Afghanistan: SIM registration - The Afghanistan Telecom Regulatory Authority (ATRA) has called on the mobile providers to introduce biometric verification for SIM registration as soon as possible in a...(more)

News in Brief 17 August 2016
Africa: Cross-border payment app - Standard Bank has launched an application that facilitates financial transactions across borders. The mobile application as been launched in South Africa, Namibia, B...(more)



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