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News in Brief for w/e 25 April 2019 Read more>>>

Chart of the Week: Nigeria Outgoing Ports by Operator December 2017 - February 2019
Nigeria Outgoing Ports by Operator February 2018 - February 2019
Source: ncc c. Blycroft 2019
another fine mess for african telecoms

A & ME SUBSCRIBER STATISTICS: Africa Mobile Penetration 2Q 2018
Published in issue 00862 of 25 Apr 2019
A look at African mobile penetration in the first quarter of 2005 compared to the first quarter in 2018 shows how that even before the advent of a multiplicity of submarine fibre optic cables, it ... More

AFRICA: Kenya is regional data pricing hot spot
Published in issue 00862 of 25 Apr 2019
Research firm Cable's 'Mobile Data Pricing' report finds that Kenyans on average pay more than four times what Rwandans pay to use the Internet despite Kenya having a relatively more developed ICT ... More

AFRICA: Mobile services contribute 8.7% of GDP in West Africa
Published in issue 00862 of 25 Apr 2019
According to the GSMA, mobile technologies and services contributed to 8.7 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in West Africa in 2018, and generated an economic value of USD 52 billion. This is... More

ANGOLA: New licence tender process ordered by the President
Published in issue 00862 of 25 Apr 2019
President Joao Lourenco is reported to have annulled the tender for the fourth telecoms operating license on 18 April and ordered a re-run of the process to ensure ‘a clean and transparent ... More

ANGOLA: AngoNAP Fortaleza centre commissioned
Published in issue 00862 of 25 Apr 2019
The Angola Cable Data Centre in Brazil, AngoNAP Fortaleza, is reported to be operational. The infrastructure was built to meet the demand for hosting, connectivity and cloud services that will be ... More

BENIN: First fibre phase launched by Isocel
Published in issue 00862 of 25 Apr 2019
Private Internet Service Provider Isocel has officially launched the first phase of its fibre optic network in Cotonou. The launch ceremony took place at the Seme City Development Agency. ... More

CAMEROON: MTN tariff plan rejected
Published in issue 00862 of 25 Apr 2019

The Cameroon Telecommunications Regulatory Board (TRB) has rejected MTN Cameroon's proposed tariff plan for 2019. The regulator rejected the operator's technical offering and pricing conditions for... More

CONGO BRAZZAVILLE: CGIX formally flagged off
Published in issue 00862 of 25 Apr 2019
The Agence de Regulation des Postes et des Communications Electroniques (ARPCE) on 16 April announced in Brazzaville at Salon Osiane 2019 that the Congolese Internet exchange point CGIX is now the ... More

CONGO BRAZZAVILLE: GVA launches Canalbox FttH in Pointe-Noire
Published in issue 00862 of 25 Apr 2019
Vivendi Africa Group (GVA), which provides very high-speed Internet access in Africa, last week launched in Pointe-Noire. This is the third commercial operation launched by GVA after Gabon in October... More
KENYA: Cloud-based fixed voice service launched by Telkom
Published in issue 00862 of 25 Apr 2019
A new cloud-based fixed voice service branded 'Omniconnect' has been unveiled by  Telkom Kenya, aimed at SMEs and corporate companies.Telkom Hosted PBX service will deliver the software... More

KENYA: Telkom tales the lead on disconnecting unregistered users
Published in issue 00862 of 25 Apr 2019
The disconnection of fraudulently registered SIM cards saw Telkom Kenya lose some  26,112 subscribers, bringing the total number of registered lines that were deactivated by the operator to 40... More

KENYA: Court and CA in conflict over Huduma Namba
Published in issue 00862 of 25 Apr 2019
The government has denied claims it will disconnect phones of users who have not registered for Huduma Namba. Last week the Communications Authority said that it would switch off the phones of ... More

KENYA: Equitel mobile money sees 73% growth in 2018
Published in issue 00862 of 25 Apr 2019
Equity Bank's Equitel mobile money platform saw growth of 73 percent in the number of mobile money commerce transactions last year. Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) data shows Equitel process... More

MAURITIUS: Huawei promotes 5G credentials to Ministry
Published in issue 00862 of 25 Apr 2019
Huawei is positioning itself for the future deployment of 5G in Mauritius and in mid-April presented its expertise in 5G technology to the Information and Communication Technologies Authority (ICTA)... More

MOROCCO: Maroc sees marginal revenue rise in Q1
Published in issue 00862 of 25 Apr 2019
Maroc Telecom (IAM) has published its financial reporting for the quarter ended 31 March 2019. It reported a marginal 0.5 percent fall in revenues from MAD 8.994 billion (USD 930.9 million) to MAD ... More

NIGERIA: 9mobile legal challenge dismissed
Published in issue 00862 of 25 Apr 2019
A suit challenging the sale of wireless operator Emerging Markets Telecommunications Services (EMTS), which operates under the brand name 9mobile, has been dismissed by the Federal High Court in ... More
TOGO: Stake for suitable partners says Teolis
Published in issue 00862 of 25 Apr 2019
Internet service provider Teolis, which recently entered the market, has announced that it will only open up its capital under certain conditions.Teolis' Chairman, Michel Bagnah ... More

UGANDA: Government restarts process to find another UTL partner
Published in issue 00862 of 25 Apr 2019
The government is seeking a fresh investor to take up Uganda Telecom's (UTL) operations, the Monitor reported. This follows the government deciding it would not pursue a relationship with Nigerian-... More

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Etislat sees profits up 5% in Q1
Published in issue 00862 of 25 Apr 2019
Etisalat Group's net profit after Federal Royalty stood at AED 2.2 billion (USD 598.9 million) in the first quarter ended 31 March, representing a year-on-year increase of 5 percent and resulting in... More

ZAMBIA: Government discusses 5G with Huawei
Published in issue 00862 of 25 Apr 2019
The government is now considering the introduction of 5G technology, the Minister of Transport and Communications, Brian Mushimba, revealed on 16 April 2019. The matter has been discussed with Huawei... More


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