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News in Brief 17 March 2016
Cote d'Ivoire: Cellcom store opening - Tunisian vendor Cellcom has opened a store in Abidjan to sell Evertek branded products. Cellcom has partnered with local firm Trina International,...(more)

News in Brief 10 March 2016
Africa: Mobile money barriers - Ericsson ConsumerLab’s latest study 'Financial Services for Everyone' finds that many potential customers in sub-Saharan Africa face basic barriers to accessing m...(more)

News in Brief 3 March 2016
Botswana: M-Pesa mulled - The Botswana Telecommunications Corporation's Managing Director Paul Taylor told BizTechAfrica that the operator is promising a mobile money service along the lines of Kenya'...(more)

News in Brief 25 February 2016
Africa & Middle East: Sony simplification - Sony Mobile has appointed Hirokazu Ishizuka as its Middle East and Africa's Vice-President, in a restructuring of its Global Sales Development division,...(more)

News in Brief 18 February 2016
Africa: Classroom in a container - Gilat Satcom's 'Digital Classroom In A Box' is now ready for shipping to Africa, as a part of the Smart Village turnkey solution. It unveiled the product at The Aid ...(more)

News in Brief 11 February 2016
Afghanistan/Iran: Fibre co-operation - Etisalat Afghanistan on 4 February said that it had signed a contract with Iranian state-owned TIC with the aim of strengthening telecommunication capabilities o...(more)

News in Brief 4 February 2016
Afghanistan: Better SIM registration - ATRA has held a meeting with telco representatives with regard to Biometric-based SIM registration. ATRA has provided the necessary instructions for its implemen...(more)

News in Brief 28 January 2016
Africa: Real time chats - Viber announced last week that it has opened its latest social channel 'Public Chats' to partners in Africa and the Middle East. These are live discussions that users can fol...(more)

News in Brief 21 January 2016
Afghanistan: Taliban tax - The Taliban have demanded a new 'protection tax' from mobile operators, industry and militant sources told AFP. It is reported that at a secret meeting held near the Pakista...(more)

News in Brief to 13 January 2016
Algeria: 4G documents - The Regulatory Authority for Post and Telecommunications (ARPT) has announced that the opening date for bids for the establishment and operation of 4G networks was Thursday, 7 ...(more)

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