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News in Brief for w/e 19 September 2018 Read more>>>

Chart of the Week: Ghana 4G subscribers by Operator January - July 2018
Ghana 4G subscribers by Operator January - July 2018

Source: iint c. Blycroft 2018

another fine mess for african telecoms

A & ME SUBSCRIBER STATISTICS: Africa Top 100 Mobile Operators: 4Q 2017 
Published in issue 00833 of 20 Sep 2018
The fastest growing African region in the period 4Q 2015 to 4Q 2017 is Eastern Africa with a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 6.2 percent, down marginally from 6.7 percent in 3Q17. Western Africa - ... More

AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST: HTS services for Arabsat
Published in issue 00833 of 20 Sep 2018
Arabsat and Newtec have signed an agreement to launch new High Throughput Satellite (HTS) services in the Middle East and Africa at IBC2018, including Enterprise broadband services, IP Trunking, ... More

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AFRICA: Orange to collaborate with MainOne cable links
Published in issue 00833 of 20 Sep 2018

Orange and MainOne Cable have announced that they have signed an agreement allowing for a major investment by Orange in MainOne’s West Africa submarine cable system. Orange will consequently ... More

CAMEROON: Kakotel demands MTN interconnect 
Published in issue 00833 of 20 Sep 2018
Kakotel Cameroon has formally accused MTN Cameroon of anti-competitive practices in a letter sent to the President of the National Competition Commission on 7 September 2018, ... More

CHAD: MNOs tell court they were directed to throttle Internet
Published in issue 00833 of 20 Sep 2018
Mobile network operators Tigo and Airtel have told a public hearing that they were instructed to restriction on Internet access recently by the government, APA News reports. The case was filed against... More

GHANA: Remaining 800MHz spectrum to be offered
Published in issue 00833 of 20 Sep 2018
The National Communications Authority (NCA) has provided details of its plan to sell the remaining spectrum in the 800MHz band. The NCA is inviting applications for the available slots in an auction... More

GHANA: MTN unchallenged across the board in July
Published in issue 00833 of 20 Sep 2018
Despite the merger of the mobile operations of Tigo and Airtel, MTN remains not only the largest mobile operator by subscribers, (19.07 million end-July 2018), but also continues to enjoy a growing... More

ISRAEL: HPE servers blamed for Pelephone problems
Published in issue 00833 of 20 Sep 2018
Pelephone, the mobile phone unit of Bezeq Israeli, has said that it will return subscriber clients who were upgraded to its new network back on to the old network, after a series of issues were ... More

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JORDAN: Telecos critical of increasedtaxation
Published in issue 00833 of 20 Sep 2018
Plans to increase taxes in the telecom sector have been criticised by network operators, the Jordan Times reported. Last week the government announced that it is proposing to raise the special tax ... More

KENYA: Long-distance Loon testing success
Published in issue 00833 of 20 Sep 2018
A test Internet connection has been sent some 1,000 kilometres using seven balloons representing a distance that would span the entire country from the port city of Mombasa to the Kenya-Uganda border... More

MALAWI: TTCS wins anti-corruption contract
Published in issue 00833 of 20 Sep 2018
The government has awarded the tender to supply Integrated Financial Management System software to Zimbabwe IT firm Twenty Third Century Systems, despite concerns raised by some officials over the ... More

MIDDLE EAST: UAE leads on smart tv adoption 
Published in issue 00833 of 20 Sep 2018
There is a rapid adoption of IoT in the Middle East with a growing number of people investing in smart devices for their home, according to latest study by Linksys on consumer Wi-Fi usage trends in... More

SAUDI ARABIA: Mobile market recovers from from year-end low
Published in issue 00833 of 20 Sep 2018
After a gap of nine months, the Communications and IT Commission (CITC) has released its market overview data for the first half of 2018.This shows a dramatic drop in the national mobile base... More

SOMALIA: Mobile money now used by 70% of adults: report
Published in issue 00833 of 20 Sep 2018
The World Bank has noted in its third update of its report on the Somalian economy that the mobile money segment is growing. This translates into a traffic of some 155 million monthly transactions ... More

SOUTH AFRICA: First phase of HD Voice off the ground
Published in issue 00833 of 20 Sep 2018
MTN launched Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services from 13 September 2018. It is marketing the service as High Definition Voice (HD Voice), and it will be available to selected smartphones and launched ... More


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