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News in Brief for w/e 17 October 2018 Read more>>>

Chart of the Week: Kenya MNO and MVNO Subscribers by Operator 2Q 216 - 2Q 2018
Kenya MNO and MVNO Subscribers by Operator 2Q 216 - 2Q 2018

Source: ca of k c. Blycroft 2018

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A & ME SUBSCRIBER STATISTICS: Middle East Mobile Penetration 4Q 2017
Published in issue 00837 of 18 Oct 2018
Turning the clock back to 2005 it can be seen that although mobile telephony had kicked off successfully across the region, it was only the smaller Gulf states that had shown significant growth in ... More

BAHRAIN: TRA flags off 2018 audit
Published in issue 00837 of 18 Oct 2018
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) held a workshop for mobile network operators on 2 October 2018 at its headquarters to discuss the proposed audit on mobile coverage and quality of ... More

EGYPT: Phone maker eyes international expansion
Published in issue 00837 of 18 Oct 2018
Smartphone maker Silicon Industries Corporation (SICO) is to expand into Africa, according to Sales Director Mahmoud Ali, saying that a deal is expected to be completed by the end of 2018 or early ... More

ETHIOPIA: Orange expresses interest in Ethio stake
Published in issue 00837 of 18 Oct 2018
Orange Group CEO Stephane Richard on 28 September 2018 in Marrakesh, Morocco confirmed an interest in the Ethiopian market, through a stake in the incumbent Ethio Telecom. Richard was ... More

GHANA: AirtelTigo network merger reaches Accra 
Published in issue 00837 of 18 Oct 2018
AirtelTigo is to implement new network integration and upgrades in the Greater Accra region. The project will further the merger of the Airtel and Tigo networks and is intended to 'provide customer... More

GUINEA: Intercel ordered to close down operations
Published in issue 00837 of 18 Oct 2018
Mobile network operator Intercel was ordered to cease operations from 9 October 2018, according to decision N ° D / 009 / MPTEN / CAB / 2018, published by the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications... More

KENYA: Telkom focuses on enhanced data
Published in issue 00837 of 18 Oct 2018
Telkom Kenya is reported to be negotiating to sell high-speed Internet capacity from two submarine cables that are due to be landed shortly, according to Telkom’s CEO Aldo Mareuse speaking on... More

KENYA: Airtel improves subscriber share in second quarter
Published in issue 00837 of 18 Oct 2018
Statistics from the Communications Authority for the period April to June 2018 show that the number of mobile subscriptions stood at 45.5 million, representing an increase of 13.2 percent when ... More

KUWAIT: Zain launches drone service
Published in issue 00837 of 18 Oct 2018
Zain Group has launched its Zain Drone service, with plans to expand to other markets in due course. Zain Drone as-a-Service (DaaS) will offer bespoke services and advanced analytics for government... More

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MALAWI: Compulsory mobile payment channel by year end 
Published in issue 00837 of 18 Oct 2018
The Central Bank has announced plans to make it mandatory for businesses to have at least one digital payment channel. Reserve Bank's spokesman Mbane Ngwira said that the Deployment and Usage of ... More

MALAWI: MACRA invites comments on economic regulations
Published in issue 00837 of 18 Oct 2018
The Malawi Communications and Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has said that the new economic regulations it has developed will enhance the legal and regulatory framework for the Information and ... More

MAURITIUS: MT changes direction on 2017 dividend 
Published in issue 00837 of 18 Oct 2018
Mauritius Telecom (MT), after tough negotiations, has announced the payment of dividends for 2017. In June the board passed a resolution contrary to the General Meeting, where it opted not to pay a... More

NAMIBIA: TN suspends senior finance team 
Published in issue 00837 of 18 Oct 2018
Three senior members of Telecom Namibia (TN) have been suspended as a precaution pending an investigation into allegations of a fraudulent NAD 12 million (USD 818,000) contract, the ... More

NIGERIA: Transsion dominates handset market 
Published in issue 00837 of 18 Oct 2018
Transsion Holdings, with its Tecno and itel brands, dominate feature phone sales in Nigeria according to Euromonitor International’s August report. In 2018 some 12 million features phones were ... More

NIGERIA: Glo and Airtel see bases rise in August
Published in issue 00837 of 18 Oct 2018
The Nigerian Communications Commission data has recorded the number of active subscribers at the end of August 2018 at 160.52 million, and a teledensity of 114.9 percent, based on the 2006 census ... More

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NIGERIA: Mobile committee commits to delivering financial inclusion 
Published in issue 00837 of 18 Oct 2018

Glo, 9Mobile, Airtel, MTN and Ntel have set up the Telecommunications Financial Inclusion Committee and committed to a plan to improve financial literacy in Nigeria. This follows a meeting held in ... More

RWANDA: Internet penetration hits 46.6% at end-June
Published in issue 00837 of 18 Oct 2018
The number of Internet service subscribers rose 25 percent in the previous fiscal year that ended June 2018, according to Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) last week. Internet service ... More

SAUDI ARABIA: Nokia and SC Business collaborate on in-flight technology
Published in issue 00837 of 18 Oct 2018
A memorandum of understanding has been signed by Nokia and STC Business to collaborate on the launch of an air-to-ground pilot network in Saudi Arabia.The pair have already conducted a trial... More


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