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Chart of the Week: Morocco Mobile Number Portability 2Q 2017 - 3Q 2019
Morocco Mobile Number Portability 2Q 2017 - 3Q 2019
Source: iint c. Blycroft 2020
another fine mess for african telecoms

A & ME SUBSCRIBER STATISTICS: Southern Africa Mobile Network Subscriber Statistics: 1Q 2019
Published in issue 00896 of 23 Jan 2020
Blycroft's Mobile Network Statistics for Southern Africa cover 9 states which had some 111.57 million mobile subscribers at the end of 1Q 2019, down from 111.92 million in the previous quarter representing... More

AFRICA: PEACE readies to head further south
Published in issue 00896 of 23 Jan 2020

PCCW Global and PEACE Cable International Network Co. are to cooperate on the PEACE South extension of the Pakistan East Africa Connecting Europe (PEACE) submarine cable system. The link will head ... More

ALGERIA: Decline of 2G continues in Q3
Published in issue 00896 of 23 Jan 2020

The mobile subscribe base (2G, 3G and 4G) saw a slight fall from 45.9 million subscribers at the end of 2Q 2019 to 45.5 million at the end of 3Q 2019, a decrease of 0.82 percent, according to the ... More

ANGOLA: Nokia trials for submarine cable routes
Published in issue 00896 of 23 Jan 2020

Angola Cables is trialling Nokia's Photonic Service Engine 3 (PSE-3) chipset for the first direct optical connection between the US and Africa, Nokia announced. The route provides direct, low-latency... More

COTE D'IVOIRE: Top Orange team touches base
Published in issue 00896 of 23 Jan 2020

From 15 January 2020 for two-days, Stephane Richard, Chairman and CEO of the Orange Group, commenced an official visit to Cote d'Ivoire, accompanied by Alioune N'diaye, CEO Orange Africa and the Middle... More

EGYPT: Vodafone strengthens lead in October
Published in issue 00896 of 23 Jan 2020

The mobile market added some 357,700 new subscribers in the period ending October 2019 bringing the total number of mobile subscribers from 94.8 million in September to 95.2 million, according to the... More

ETHIOPIA: ET sees revenues rise 32% y-o-y
Published in issue 00896 of 23 Jan 2020

Ethio Telecom has... More

ISRAEL: Bezeq to oppose IBC hearing findings
Published in issue 00896 of 23 Jan 2020
Bezeq Israel is to object to hearing recommendations regarding Israel Broadband Corporation (IBC) provide Reverse Bundle Service to private end-users, and additional services to major commercial ... More

KENYA: IoT coverage increased by LT
Published in issue 00896 of 23 Jan 2020
Liquid Telecom Kenya has deployed an Internet of Things network covering 78 percent of the population.The number of Liquid's IoT base stations has risen to 158 from 20 in 2018. They are ... More

LIBERIA: Court ruling prompts LTA radio licensing ruling
Published in issue 00896 of 23 Jan 2020
The Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA) said last week that the 5-year licence regime under the new FM Regulations seeks to address all issues of compliance, sustainability and efficiency to... More

MOROCCO: Inwi announces more MoMo partnerships
Published in issue 00896 of 23 Jan 2020
Mobile network operator Inwi has promised further developments for its mobile payment offerings, having launched the initial service in September 2019.Inwi Money’s President and CEO, ... More

NIGERIA: States called out on levies
Published in issue 00896 of 23 Jan 2020
State governments have been urged to drop high levies on rights of way for deploying infrastructure. In a statement, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Issa Ibrahim, called on all ... More

NIGERIA: NITDA starts process to find missing payments
Published in issue 00896 of 23 Jan 2020
Mobile network operators are to be investigated for allegedly failing to remit 1 percent of annual turnover to the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA). The Economic and... More

RWANDA: Airtel amalgamation completed
Published in issue 00896 of 23 Jan 2020

Mobile network operator Airtel... More

SOUTH AFRICA: LT readies to launch 5G wholesale network
Published in issue 00896 of 23 Jan 2020

Liquid Telecom (LT) is to launch the first 5G wholesale roaming service in South Africa, which will be available from early 2020 in all major South African cities. The facility will enable wholesale... More

SOUTH AFRICA: Simultaneous submarine cuts hit Openserve service
Published in issue 00896 of 23 Jan 2020

Telecom infrastructure provider Openserve has been liaising with both the WACS and SAT3/WASC submarine cable consortia to determine the cause of service loss on both submarine systems. The systems ... More

SOUTH AFRICA: Cell-C looks to off-load post-paid subscribers
Published in issue 00896 of 23 Jan 2020

Vodacom South Africa is reported to be in talks with Cell-C about taking on the latter's post-paid mobile phone subscribers, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter. The... More

SOUTH AFRICA: Telkom lay-off plan queried
Published in issue 00896 of 23 Jan 2020

Network operator Telkom has told the trade unions that it could cut up to 3,000 of its more than 15,000 staff amid declining performance by fixed voice and fixed data services, ... More

SOUTH AFRICA: Telkom stake sale in the offing?
Published in issue 00896 of 23 Jan 2020

The sale of government assets is being stepped-up to fund its cash-strapped airline and other distressed state-owned entities.South African Airways is at a critical point, and urgently required... More

UGANDA: Lycamobile sets up shop
Published in issue 00896 of 23 Jan 2020
UK-based MVNO Lycamobile has launched operations in Uganda. Lycamobile Director Jeya Seelan, said Lycamobile would operate on the 072 code offering what was described as 'unrivaled' 4G Internet ... More 

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