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Chart of the Week: Congo Brazzaville Mobile Operators by Market Share January 2018 - December 2018
Congo Brazzaville Mobile Operators by Market Share January 2018 - December 2018
Source: arpce c. Blycroft 2018
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A & ME SUBSCRIBER STATISTICS: Africa Mobile Penetration 1Q 2018
Published in issue 00849 of 24 Jan 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

ALGERIA: ARPCE rules on promotional activity
Published in issue 00849 of 24 Jan 2019
The Autorite de Regulation de la Poste et des Communications Electroniques (ARPCE) has ruled on the terms and conditions applicable to promotions provided by fixed and mobile operators, after .. More

BAHRAIN: Batelco names Sico as market maker
Published in issue 00849 of 24 Jan 2019
Batelco Group has named Sico as its designated market maker for the listing of ordinary shares on the local bourse.The move follows the recent approval by the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) a... More

BURKINA FASO: Technology neutral licence awarded to Orange
Published in issue 00849 of 24 Jan 2019
On 15 January 2019 Orange renewed its 2G/3G licenses and acquired a 4G + license for a period of 15 years. Orange Burkina’s Managing Director Ben Cheick Haidara has said that the XOF 80 billion... More

CAMEROON: Nexttel directed to disconnect unregistered subscribers
Published in issue 00849 of 24 Jan 2019
The Agence Regulation des Telecommunications (ART) has recently ordered the deactivation of more than 700,000 mobile subscribers belonging to third placed Nexttel, the subsidiary of Vietnamese-base... More

CONGO BRAZZAVILLE: MTN share edges upward in Q4
Published in issue 00849 of 24 Jan 2019
The latest data sets published by the Agence de Regulation des Postes et des Communications Electroniques shows mobile network operator MTN regained its market lead in the second half of 2018, having... More

COTE D'IVOIRE: Konnect Africa launches Internet services
Published in issue 00849 of 24 Jan 2019
Eutelsat's Konnect Africa division has launched its satellite-based Internet in the country. Home users are being provided with 5GB of bandwidth a month for XOF 9,000 (USD 16) or 30GB of data for ... More

GHANA: Fines queried by MNOs
Published in issue 00849 of 24 Jan 2019
The mobile network operators (MNOs) have refused to pay the collective fine of GHS 34.07 million (USD 6.9 million) levied on them by the National Communications Authority (NCA) for various failings... More

ISRAEL: Bezeq and MoC starts talks on universal provision
Published in issue 00849 of 24 Jan 2019
The Ministry of Communications' requirement for universal fibre optic deployment is not practical according to Bezeq. Senior executives are reported to have met with Ministry of Communications... More

KENYA: M-Pesa overdraft facility heavily subscribed
Published in issue 00849 of 24 Jan 2019
Safaricom reports that it has signed-up a million users for its new overdraft feature on the M-Pesa platform in just eight days, surpassing CEO Collymore's expectations. M-Pesa now offers loans and... More

KENYA: Mobile and fibre focus for Telkom
Published in issue 00849 of 24 Jan 2019
Telkom Kenya is to invest some KES 1 billion (USD 9.8 million) to expand and optimisation its 3G and 4G networks to improve connectivity, boosting the quality of service to customers. ... More

MOROCCO: Inwi launches latest datacentre
Published in issue 00849 of 24 Jan 2019
Mobile network operator Wana Corporate, operating as Inwi, inaugurated a new data centre proceeded on 15 January 2019. The datacentre is located at Technopolis in Rabat, and consolidates... More

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NIGERIA: Broadband 2013-18 plan target met
Published in issue 00849 of 24 Jan 2019
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has confirmed that a 31 percent broadband penetration has been achieved. The five year National Broadband Plan (NBP) for the period 2013-2018 targeted a... More

OMAN: Ministry launches Comms group
Published in issue 00849 of 24 Jan 2019
The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) has launched the Omani Information Technology and Communications Group, according to the Muscat Daily. It belongs to the State .. More

OMAN: Licence renewed for Omantel
Published in issue 00849 of 24 Jan 2019

Omantel's mobile telecom licence has renewed by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) for fifteen years from February 2019, reports The National. A one-off licence renewal ... More

PALESTINE: Major software upgrade for Oordeoo
Published in issue 00849 of 24 Jan 2019

Optiva Inc., a Canadian-based software provider, has said that mobile network operator Ooredoo Palestine (formerly Wataniya Mobile Palestine) has contracted it for a software upgrade and multi-year... More


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