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Chart of the Week: Egypt ADSL Subscribers & Q-o-Q % change December 2016 - January 2018
Egypt ADSL Subscribers & Q-o-Q % change December 2016 - January 2018

Source: MCIT Copyright: Blycroft 2018

FREE BRIEFING: "Airtel's African operations have been the most targeted by government procedures, slightly ahead of MTN's. In terms of fine value, MTN is the largest target of African telco fines, even excluding the USD 5.2 billion Nigeria fine": Guy Zibi, Principal Analyst, Xalam Analytics.
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A & ME SUBSCRIBER STATISTICS: Southern Africa Mobile Network Subscriber Statistics: 3Q 2017
Published in issue 00817 of 17 May 2018
Blycroft's Mobile Network Statistics for Southern Africa cover 9 states which had some 103.57 million mobile subscribers at the end of 3Q 2017, up from 102.83 million in the previous quarter represents... More
AFRICA: Three partner on affordable satellite broadband connectivity
Published in issue 00817 of 17 May 2018
Global Telesat, which provides telephony in rural and challenging areas, SatADSL and satellite operator RascomStar are to work together to provide affordable satellite broadband connectivity in Africa... More

AFRICA: Liquid and CTG to partner on PoPs
Published in issue 00817 of 17 May 2018
China Telecom Global (CTG) and Liquid Telecom have formed a strategic partnership allowing them to collaborate to provide network solutions and services in Africa and Asia. Both will serve their respective... More

AFRICA: Vodacom maps out M-Pesa development
Published in issue 00817 of 17 May 2018
Mobile network operator Vodacom is to launch its mobile money offering in new African markets, while building out its financial services units in South Africa and other existing markets, Chief Executive... More

ANGOLA: Monet spectrum sharing capabilities offered by Angola Cables
Published in issue 00817 of 17 May 2018
Angola Cables has introduced new spectrum sharing capability on the Monet Monet Cable System which is now live between Boca Raton in Florida and Sao Paulo with a branching unit extension to ... More

BAHRAIN: Batelco retail, wholesale split gets board approval
Published in issue 00817 of 17 May 2018
Batelco's board has approved the split of its business into two distinct entities: one to be focused on retail services and the other on wholesale, the Gulf Daily News reported. The board... More

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BENIN: MTN signs MoU with government
Published in issue 00817 of 17 May 2018
Relations between MTN Benin and the authorities, which have been strained since November 2017, are reported to be improving. MTN Benin was sanctioned for non-payment of management fees ... More

BURKINA FASO: RESINA gets fibre-like connectivity
Published in issue 00817 of 17 May 2018
The government and SES Networks have signed a new multi-year agreement which will allow the local administrations to continue to have on-going access to high-speed connectivity allowing them to roll... More

CAMEROON: Orange takes the lead in Q4 2017
Published in issue 00817 of 17 May 2018
There were some 19 million mobile subscribers according to We Are Social's digital 2018 report. After a slow increase in the first three quarters, the number of mobile subscribers fell by nearly 10... More

CAMEROON: Audit of QoS audit ordered
Published in issue 00817 of 17 May 2018
According to Cameroon Radio & Television, officials of the four operators (CAMTEL, MTN, Orange and Nexttel), were notified on 7 May 2018 at a workshop held in Yaounde dealing with quality of service... More

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CONGO BRAZZAVILLE: Parliament approves new regulations
Published in issue 00817 of 17 May 2018
On 7 May 2018 the draft law relating to telecommunications was adopted by parliament, Agence Ecofin reported. The new regulations update Framework Law No. 013/2002 of 16 October 2002, which has ... More

ETHIOPIA: First VISP licence confirmed
Published in issue 00817 of 17 May 2018
Ethio-Telecom is to allow private companies to provide Internet services on virtual platforms, The Reporter has recorded. GtoG Clarity IT Solutions SC has been named as the first private value-added... More

KENYA: Safaricom cracks on with FTTH implementation
Published in issue 00817 of 17 May 2018
Safaricom's fibre to the home (FTTH) network claims to have connected over 48,000 households with Internet a year after it formed a special unit to grow subscription numbers. Last week it said that... More

KUWAIT: Revenue growth recorded for Viva in Q1
Published in issue 00817 of 17 May 2018
Saudi Telecom-owned Viva has announced its results for the first quarter ended 31 March 2018. It recorded its revenues growing to reach KWD 77.6 million (USD 256.2 million), up 13.9 percent compared... More

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MOZAMBIQUE: Minister promises TDM and Mcel merger by year-end
Published in issue 00817 of 17 May 2018
Some twenty companies which are either wholly or partially state-owned are reported to be facing a financial crisis according to the State Holdings Management Institute's (IGEPE) chairman Ana ... More

NAMIBIA: Paratus Telecom signs Mapcom for ISP and OSP Management
Published in issue 00817 of 17 May 2018
Paratus Africa has started the implementation of Mapcom's M4 Solutions Suite to accelerate the service fulfillment process and manage the planning, construction and maintenance of its broadband network... More

NIGERIA: Airtel only operator to see Internet gains in March
Published in issue 00817 of 17 May 2018
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) reports that active mobile subscribers rose to 148.85 million in March 2018, up from the 147.96 million recorded in February, representing an increase of... More


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