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News in Brief for w/e 4 December 2019 Read more>>>

Chart of the Week: Nigeria Net Ports September 2018 - September 2019
Nigeria Net Ports September 2018 - September 2019
Source: telecom egypt c. Blycroft 2019
another fine mess for african telecoms

A & ME SUBSCRIBER STATISTICS: Gulf States Mobile Network Subscriber Statistics: 1Q 2019
Published in issue 00891 of 05 Dec 2019
Blycroft's Mobile Network Subscriber Statistics for the Gulf States cover 10 states and 255.49 million subscribers at the end of March 2019, up from 249.87 million at the end of March 2018, representing... More

AFRICA: New CEO named for Teraco
Published in issue 00891 of 05 Dec 2019
Vendor neutral data centre, Teraco, has named Jan Hnizdo as its new Chief Executive Officer, replacing Lex Van Wyk, with effect from 1 January 2020. Hnizdo has been an Executive Director of ... More

AFRICA: MainOne cable branches open for business
Published in issue 00891 of 05 Dec 2019
On 2 December SubCom and MainOne announced that two new branches of the MainOne Cable System are now ready for service.The branches, which extend from the MainOne omnibus cable between ... More

ALGERIA: Constantine feels the benefit of fixed 4G
Published in issue 00891 of 05 Dec 2019
Three new 4G-LTE exchanges equipped with 500 new lines per facility, have been commissioned in the wilaya of Constantine since the start of 2019, according to Algeria Telecom's (AT) Technical ... More

BAHRAIN: 5G workshop run by TRA
Published in issue 00891 of 05 Dec 2019
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), in collaboration with Ericsson, the GSMA and Huawei, held a workshop for service providers, government agencies and business leaders to explore the... More

BENIN: CRTEL reviews regional fibre links
Published in issue 00891 of 05 Dec 2019

The tenth meeting of the Committee of National Telecommunications Regulators (CRTEL), member states of UEMOA (the West African Economic and Monetary Union consisting of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire... More

CAMEROON: Common-user USSD code launched by Minister
Published in issue 00891 of 05 Dec 2019
The Minister of Posts and Telecommunications (Minpostel), Minette Libom Li Likeng, on 26 November signed a decision determining the conditions and operating rules for USSD (Unstructured Supplemental... More

CAPE VERDE: More islands for second phase of Safe City
Published in issue 00891 of 05 Dec 2019
The Government is to invest 'seven million euros' to extend its Safe City project, currently operating only in the city of Praia with 300 video surveillance cameras, to three other islands of the a... More

CONGO BRAZZAVILLE: Christmas Eve start promised for 5G pilot
Published in issue 00891 of 05 Dec 2019
The Minister of Posts, Telecommunications and the Digital Economy, Leon Juste Ibombo, announced on 25 November 2019 that the testing of 5G technology is to start on 24 December. The United Nations... More

EGYPT: Vodafone first VMware Verified Cloud provider
Published in issue 00891 of 05 Dec 2019
Vodafone Egypt has became the first cloud service provider to achieve VMware Cloud Verified status in Egypt as part of its plan to be a major player in the local cloud market, enabling it to support... More

EGYPT: TE scopes IPTV and e-wallet developments
Published in issue 00891 of 05 Dec 2019
Some USD 3 billion has been invested since 2014 by Telecom Egypt (TE) in developing its infrastructure and replacing copper with fibre, the Daily News reported.TE’s CEO Adel Hamed said... More

ETHIOPIA: Alibaba signs MoU for second African hub
Published in issue 00891 of 05 Dec 2019
China-based Alibaba, an Internet and e-commerce facilitator, has chosen Ethiopia for its second African eWTP global e-commerce platform hub.A memorandum of understanding was signed on 25 Nov... More

GABON: CAB MoU signed with Cameroon
Published in issue 00891 of 05 Dec 2019
As part of the development of the Central African Backbone (CAB), the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Rigobert Ikambouayat Ndeka and Minette Libom Li Likeng, Minister of Posts and ... More

ISRAEL: Public offering mooted by Cellcom
Published in issue 00891 of 05 Dec 2019
Cellcom Israel's board of Directors has directed the company to prepare for a potential offering of ordinary shares of an aggregate amount of some ILS 280 million (USD 80.6 million) and 2 series of... More

KENYA: CA eyes causes of Safaricom downtime
Published in issue 00891 of 05 Dec 2019
An outage that affected Safaricom services for over twelve hours starting on the evening of 23 November is to be investigated by the Communications Authority (CA), the ... More

NIGERIA: President recognises importance of infrastructure
Published in issue 00891 of 05 Dec 2019
A draft decree making the telecommunications network a 'Critical national infrastructure' has been signed by order of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, by Minister... More

 
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