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News in Brief for w/e 21 February 2019 Read more>>>

Chart of the Week: Airtel Uganda 2G/3G/4G coverage map February 2019
Airtel Uganda 2G/3G/4G coverage map February 2019
Source: airtel
another fine mess for african telecoms

A & ME SUBSCRIBER STATISTICS: East Mediterranean States Mobile Network Subscriber Statistics: 2Q 2018
Published in issue 00853 of 21 Feb 2019
Blycroft's Mobile Network Subscriber Statistics for the East Mediterranean states cover 10 states and 125.59 million subscribers at the end of June 2018, up from 124.76 million at the end of March ... More

AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST: MTN readies for second phase of benchmarking exercise
Published in issue 00853 of 21 Feb 2019
Commissioned by the MTN Group, Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) has completed the first phase of a comprehensive mobile network benchmarking campaign of 62 mobile network operators in 17 countries in ... More

AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST: Zain subscriber base rises 5% y-o-y
Published in issue 00853 of 21 Feb 2019
Zain Group has published its results for the full year 2018, and fourth-quarter ended 31 December 2018. Zain serves 49 million subscribers, representing a 5 percent rise year-on-year.  ... More

ALGERIA: Satellite services promised for next year
Published in issue 00853 of 21 Feb 2019
The Minister of Post, Telecommunications, Technology and Digital, Imane Houda Feraoun announced last week the widespread connection of schools and health facilities to the Internet via Algeria's... More

BAHRAIN: Ready for 5G says VIVA
Published in issue 00853 of 21 Feb 2019
VIVA Bahrain has announced the completion of 5G readiness in key locations, and consequently is the first operator to enable adoption of 5G service, with further 5G roll-outs planned. ... More

CAMEROON: ART calls for fines to be collected
Published in issue 00853 of 21 Feb 2019
MTN Cameroon was fined some USD 6.6 million in September 2017 by the Agence Regulation des Telecommunications (ART), and also saw its 15 year concession granted in March 2015 reduced by a year. The... More

COTE D'IVOIRE: New Smart Africa DG named
Published in issue 00853 of 21 Feb 2019
The new Director General of Smart Africa has been named as Lacina Kone, and who will officially take up his post on 1 March 2019. The handover was formalised at the Hotel Serena in Kigali, with ... More

GHANA: New 24/7 call centre for AitelTigo
Published in issue 00853 of 21 Feb 2019
Mobile network operator AirtelTigo in partnership with information technology service provider ISON BPIO, has opened a USD 1 million new call centre in Tema last week. The call centre has... More

IRAN: More fibre promised by TCI
Published in issue 00853 of 21 Feb 2019
The Telecommunication Infrastructure Company (TIC) intends to install a further 14,000km of fibre over the next two months to take the total length of its infrastructure to 84,000km. The... More

ISRAEL: Bezeq seeks partnership approval
Published in issue 00853 of 21 Feb 2019
The board of Bezeq Israel is asking the government to approve the transfer of its subsidiaries to separate limited partnerships, and has decided to sue the Ministry of Communications in the High Court... More

MAURITANIA: ARE puts new licence back on the table
Published in issue 00853 of 21 Feb 2019
The Autorite de regulation de Mauritanie (ARE) has relaunched the public tender for 2G/3G/4G network development and exploitation licence. The move follows the failure of the... More

MAURITIUS: MARS cable formally commissioned
Published in issue 00853 of 21 Feb 2019
On 16 February 2019, the MARS (Mauritius And Rodrigues Submarine Cable) officially entered service. It interconnects the Republic of Mauritius to the island of Rodrigues, the tenth district in the ... More

MOROCCO: Maroc sees revenues rise 3.1% y-o-y
Published in issue 00853 of 21 Feb 2019
Maroc Telecom (IAM) has published its financial results for the year ended 31 December 2018, reporting a 3.1 percent increase in revenue from MAD 34.963 billion (USD 3.66 billion) to MAD 36.032 billion... More

NIGERIA: Raft of fines issued by NCC
Published in issue 00853 of 21 Feb 2019
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has fined the four major network operators in the country a total of NGN 74 million (USD 204,000) for various contraventions. In 2018 the NCC highlighted a ... More


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