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Chart of the Week: Sonatel Mobile Subscribers by Country 1Q 2017 - 4Q 2018
Sonatel Mobile Subscribers by Country 1Q 2017 - 4Q 2018
Source: sonatel
another fine mess for african telecoms

A & ME SUBSCRIBER STATISTICS: Southern Africa Mobile Network Subscriber Statistics: 2Q 2018
Published in issue 00857 of 21 Mar 2019
Blycroft's Mobile Network Statistics for Southern Africa cover 9 states which had some 108.16 million mobile subscribers at the end of 2Q 2018, up from 105.44 million in the previous quarter representing... More

AFGHANISTAN: AWCC extends Optiva partnership
Published in issue 00857 of 21 Mar 2019
Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC) has signed a multi-year support agreement with Optiva for the use of its Charging Engine, Voucher Management and Policy Control solutions. A... More

AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST: Half of all MEA connections are WCDMA/HSPA: report
Published in issue 00857 of 21 Mar 2019
The February 2019 'Ericsson Mobility Report Mobility report: Middle East and Africa' forecasts that the majority of mobile subscriptions in the Middle East and Africa will be WCDMA/HSPA and LTE in ... More

BENIN: MTN fined USD 2.3 million for transgressions
Published in issue 00857 of 21 Mar 2019
The Autorite de Regulation des Communications Eletroniques et de la Poste (ARCEP) on 12 March 2019 fined Spacetel Benin SA (trading as MTN Benin) some XOF 1.354 billion (USD 2.33 million) relating ... More

BOTSWANA: VSAT flagged off by BTC
Published in issue 00857 of 21 Mar 2019
Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited's (BTC) Managing Director Anthony Masunga says that the company has positioning itself as the leading technological advancement group to deliver quality... More

BURKINA FASO: Orange extends 4G footprint
Published in issue 00857 of 21 Mar 2019
Orange Burkina Faso, which launched LTE-A services in the capital city Ouagadougou in January 2019, has extended its 4G footprint to five new locations, including Bobo-Dioulasso, the second largest... More

CAMEROON: Camtel builds-up experienced management team
Published in issue 00857 of 21 Mar 2019
Camtel has recruited at least three former MTN Cameroon executives, who have been self-employed for several years, according to the nominations approved this month by the board, Business in Cameroon... More

CAMEROON: Falling voice impairs MTN 2018 revenues
Published in issue 00857 of 21 Mar 2019
In 2018 MTN Cameroon, despite good performances achieved in data and mobile money, saw a fall of XAF 16 billion (USD 27.6 million) in revenues, according to the results published on 7 March.... More

CHAD: Maroc to acquire Millicom assets
Published in issue 00857 of 21 Mar 2019
Maroc Telecom and Millicom have signed a deal for the former to acquire 100 percent of the shares in Millicom subsidiary Tigo Chad.The acquisition aims to consolidate the presence of Maroc Telecom... More

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: ARPTC chief suspended
Published in issue 00857 of 21 Mar 2019
President of the Republic Felix Tshisekedi has intervened in the telecommunications sector for the second time since taking office. On 13 March 2019 he ordered the suspension of the President of the... More

GAMBIA (THE): PURA on fact finding visit
Published in issue 00857 of 21 Mar 2019
A six-member delegation of the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) visited Accra, Ghana for three days starting 11 March 2019 according to Agence Ecofin. Two representatives from PURA, the... More

GHANA: Vodafone readies to launch 4G
Published in issue 00857 of 21 Mar 2019
Vodafone Ghana has finalised plans to launch its 4G network on 19 March in major cities. CEO Yolanda Cuba said the technical team has been able to fast-track the process for an early launch of the ... More

GUINEA: Orange granted 10-year 4G concession
Published in issue 00857 of 21 Mar 2019
Orange Guinee licence agreement for the establishment and operation of 2G, 3G and 4G mobile networks was signed on 14 March 2019 in Conakry. In attendance were the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications... More

ISRAEL: Yes to move from satellite to OTT broadcasting
Published in issue 00857 of 21 Mar 2019
Bezeq Israel's board has approved a resolution by subsidiary Yes for the gradual migration from satellite broadcasts to over-the-top (OTT) broadcasting over a number of years. Yes will closely... More

ISRAEL: Cellcom blames price erosion for Q4 results
Published in issue 00857 of 21 Mar 2019
Cellcom Israeli has released its financial results for the year ended 31 December 2018. This showed a net loss, as revenues and EBITDA declined. In the twelve-month period under review, Cellcom ... More

LEBANON: Ogero defends staffing levels
Published in issue 00857 of 21 Mar 2019
Parliament's Finance and Budget Committee is reviewing illegal hiring in the state-sector, and questioned executives of fixed-line provider Ogero last week, ... More

NIGERIA: MTN ready to slug out tax case
Published in issue 00857 of 21 Mar 2019
The Attorney-General, Abubakar Malami, has been criticised by MTN Group's CEO Rob Shuter over the former's continued demand that it pay an alleged USD 2 billion in back taxes. At the group’s ... More 


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