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News in Brief for w/e 13 November 2019 Read more>>>

Chart of the Week: Algeria Djezzy Mobile Subscribers & Q-o-Q % change 3Q 2917 - 3Q 2019
Nigeria Mobile GSM Operators by Subscriptions August 2019
Source: veon c. Blycroft 2019
another fine mess for african telecoms

A & ME SUBSCRIBER STATISTICS: Africa Mobile Penetration 4Q 2019
Published in issue 00888 of 14 Nov 2019
A look at African mobile penetration in the fourth quarter of 2006 compared to the fourth quarter in 2018 shows how that even before the advent of a multiplicity of submarine fibre optic cables, it... More

AFRICA: InterSAT signs Hughes for connectivity
Published in issue 00888 of 14 Nov 2019
Hughes Network Systems (HNS), a provider of satellite broadband services, on 5 November 2019 signed a service agreement with InterSAT to provide it with its next-generation Jupiter solution and ... More

AFRICA: Electroneum launches crypto top-up in three markets
Published in issue 00888 of 14 Nov 2019
Electroneum, a blockchain payment platform, has launched its crypto airtime top-up feature in Uganda, Nigeria and Tanzania. The partnership will provide total coverage for both airtime and data for... More

AFRICA: Vodacom sees international revenues grow 15.5% in Q3
Published in issue 00888 of 14 Nov 2019
Vodacom has reported a 3 percent increase in revenue for the six months to end-September. The increase in earnings was attributed to the lower base last year, when its profitability was hit by once... More

ALGERIA: North-south fibre link completed
Published in issue 00888 of 14 Nov 2019
The fibre cable linking Algiers to the southern border with Niger has been completed with the delivery of the 440 km Tamanrasset-In Guezzam link, the ... More

ALGERIA: Orval sales office opens in Spain
Published in issue 00888 of 14 Nov 2019
Algeria Telecom Europe (ATE), a subsidiary of Algerie Telecom, will be officially inaugurated by the end of November 2019. ATE is located in Valencia, Spain, according to the Algerian news website ... More

ALGERIA: Fibre installations in Ghadaia enhanced
Published in issue 00888 of 14 Nov 2019
Algeria Telecom (AT) has reported a series of projects for the deployment and modernization of the fibre network in the wilaya of Ghardaia have been launched.AT's Operations Director APS ... More

ANGOLA: President directs MVNO to launch on AT network
Published in issue 00888 of 14 Nov 2019
The government has authorised the sub-concession of mobile services from Angola Telecom, the country's third operator, to the company Angorascom Telecomunicacoes. The new player will ... More

BAHRAIN: Batelco sees revenues and profits fall in Q3
Published in issue 00888 of 14 Nov 2019
Batelco has released its results for the first nine months of 2019 and for the third quarter of 2019 ending 30 September 2019.Batelco announced net profit for 3Q 2019 of BD 10.2 million (USD... More

BAHRAIN: Ericsson readies Zain for 5G launch
Published in issue 00888 of 14 Nov 2019
Zain Bahrain has announced the launch of a 5G service by the end of 2019, having selected Ericsson to deploy a radio network that will enable it to offer enhanced mobile broadband and fixed wireless... More

BURKINA FASO: Regulator highlights infrastructure issues affecting quality
Published in issue 00888 of 14 Nov 2019
On 8 November 2019 the President of the Autorite de Regulation des Communications Electroniques et des Postes (ARCEP), Tontama Charles Millogo, presented the institution's 2018 report to the Prime ... More

CAMEROON: ART seeks MNO auditor
Published in issue 00888 of 14 Nov 2019
The Director-General of the Agence Regulation des Telecommunications (ART) has launched the tender for a consultant to audit mobile operator revenue, namely MTN Cameroon, Orange Cameroon and Viettel... More

CAMEROON: Viettel confident ownership dispute will be resolved
Published in issue 00888 of 14 Nov 2019
Viettel Global CEO, Do Manh Hung, has told Financial Afrik that it has a number of requirements that need to be resolved in the ownership dispute with Bestcam. These are that Viettel Global employees... More

COTE D'IVOIRE: Players sign IXP charter
Published in issue 00888 of 14 Nov 2019
The regulator, operators and Internet service providers (ISPs) have signed an operating charter for the country's national internet exchange point, Cote d'Iviore Internet eXchange (CIVIX), ... More

COTE D'IVOIRE: Axon launches Tap&Go SIM registration
Published in issue 00888 of 14 Nov 2019
South African-based Axon Wireless, which specializes in solutions for the telecommunications and financial services markets, has rolled out the first African automatic registration system (Tap &... More

EGYPT: Vodafone readies to build renewable energy plant
Published in issue 00888 of 14 Nov 2019
Vodafone Egypt (VE) is to invest some USD 100 million to build a solar power plant, Amwal Alghad reported. Chief Executive Alexandre Froment-Curtil when making the announcement did not reveal any ... More

GHANA: New board member for Vodafone
Published in issue 00888 of 14 Nov 2019
Vodafone Ghana has appointed two new directors to its Senior Management team.The appointees are Mr Haytham Ammar as Director of Finance, and Madam Tawa Bolarin, Director for the Enterprise ... More

GHANA: Second SIM programme to start in January
Published in issue 00888 of 14 Nov 2019
The Ministry of Communication has announced that from 1 January 2020 to 30 June 2020, all mobile phone users must re-register their SIM cards to ensure continued network access. The re-registration... More

 
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