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News in Brief for w/e 15 August 2018 Read more>>>

Chart of the Week: Angola Mobile & Fixed Operators by Share 4Q 2017
Angola Mobile & Fixed Operators by Share 4Q 2017

Source: inacom c. Blycroft 2018

another fine mess for african telecoms

A & ME SUBSCRIBER STATISTICS: Northern Africa Mobile Network Subscriber Statistics: 4Q 2017
Published in issue 00828 of 16 Aug 2018
Blycroft's Mobile Network Subscriber Statistics for the North Africa region for 4Q 2017 cover 7 states and 250.86 million subscribers, up from 246.14 million in 3Q 2017; and representing a net gain... More

AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST: MTN Group subscriber base rises 2.1 million q-o-q
Published in issue 00828 of 16 Aug 2018
MTN Group has released its results for the half year ended 30 June, and saw a 3.1 percent fall in revenues to ZAR 62.78 billion (USD 4.75 billion), down from ZAR 64.82 billion (USD 4.90 billion) in... More

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AFRICA: iWayAfrica signs for increased capacity
Published in issue 00828 of 16 Aug 2018
Pan-African telecoms provider iWayAfrica on 8 August 2018 signed a commercial contract with Avanti Communications Group. The deal grants iWayAfrica the ability to offer data services backed by the ... More

AFRICA: Sahel countries ready for free roaming
Published in issue 00828 of 16 Aug 2018
The process of eliminating telecom roaming charges between Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Chad (the G5 Sahel countries) has started. In Ouagadougou, ... More

BAHRAIN: POPs for VIVA
Published in issue 00828 of 16 Aug 2018
Viva Bahrain has expanded its global network with new points-of-presence (POPs) in London and Frankfurt. This will support the growing demand of its wholesale and enterprise customers in the GCC and... More

CAMEROON: Orange told to pay polution fine
Published in issue 00828 of 16 Aug 2018
Orange Cameroon SA has yet to pay a fine dating from 2014 for soil degradation and deterioration of air quality imposed by the Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Sustainable Development... More

CAMEROON: Ministry releases first statistical yearbook
Published in issue 00828 of 16 Aug 2018
The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications contracted the National Institute of Statistics on 14 January 2016 for the design and implementation of an information system to provide statistics for ... More

CONGO BRAZZAVILLE: Cybercrime workshop considers draft regulations
Published in issue 00828 of 16 Aug 2018
A workshop was organized and led by the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and the Digital Economy on 8 August in Brazzaville to consider draft regulations with a view to their subsequent adopting... More

CONGO BRAZZAVILLE: MTN regains marginal lead in June
Published in issue 00828 of 16 Aug 2018
MTN's long-term lead in the mobile subscriber market has been recently challenged by Airtel, according to data published by the Agence de Régulation des Postes et des Communications Electronic... More

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EGYPT: Etisalat and TE sign for fixed voice colaboration
Published in issue 00828 of 16 Aug 2018
Telecom Egypt (TE) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to provide Etisalat Misr with 'virtual fixed voice services'. In a press release it said that that the MoU 'covers all the basic ... More

GABON: Impact of mobile money study for Sigos
Published in issue 00828 of 16 Aug 2018
The Ministry for the Digital Economy signed a contract on 1 August 2018 with German-based testing solutions provider Sigos Technologies. Sigos will be responsible for evaluating the vol... More

GHANA: Vodafone completes link to Dakola
Published in issue 00828 of 16 Aug 2018
Vodafone Wholesale, a subsidiary of Vodafone Ghana, has deployed a second fibre-optic network connecting Ghana to landlocked Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire and Togo via Dakola, a to... More

ISRAEL: Frequency fees being reviewed prior to 5G auction
Published in issue 00828 of 16 Aug 2018
The Ministry of Communications and the Ministry of Finance are to encourage mobile network operators to deploy 5G mobile infrastructure after it was revealed that operators are cutting back on investment... More

KENYA: Fingerprinting added to Safaricom anti-fraud toolset 
Published in issue 00828 of 16 Aug 2018
Safaricom said that it is exploring the use of fingerprint identification for services such as replacing SIM cards, to stem fraud, Business Daily reported. Chief Executive Bob Collymore said ... More

KENYA: Airtel calls on committee to consider Safaricom dominant
Published in issue 00828 of 16 Aug 2018
Market inequalities could see the collapse of the telecommunication sector according to Airtel Kenya in a document submitted to Parliament, The Star has reported. Airtel is calling for ... More

NIGERIA: Google launches wi-fi hotspots in Lagos 
Published in issue 00828 of 16 Aug 2018
Google has launched a network of free Wi-Fi hotspots. The Internet firm has partnered with cable network operator 21st Century to provide its public Wi-Fi service ‘Google Station’ at ... More


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