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News in Brief 20 March 2019
Africa: Africa: Azure in Africa - Liquid Telecom (LT) is providing Microsoft Azure across its pan-African network which spans 70,000 km and offering a direct terrestrial high speed fibre link across t...(more)

News in Brief 13 March 2019
Africa: Afghanistan: Contract extension - Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC) has contracted for the Optiva Charging Engine, Voucher Management and Policy Control products. AWCC needed a port...(more)

News in Brief 6 March 2019
Africa: Africa & Middle East: Improving picture - MTN Group has announced that it expects to report an almost doubling of earnings for 2018. The growth in full-year headline earnings per share is ...(more)

News in Brief 28 February 2019
Africa: Egypt: Digital orientation - The government, which holds an 80 percent stake in Telecom Egypt, has reorganized the board. The new General Manager is Engineer Adel Hamed, replacing Ahmed El Beh...(more)

News in Brief 21 February 2019
Africa: Cote d'Ivoire: Bus pass - Digital Afrique Telecom (DAT) has announced the launch of a smart card and ticketing system for public transport users using contactless cards. This smart ticketing a...(more)

News in Brief 14 February 2019
Africa: Africa: Investment high - Telecom, media and tech investment and consolidation activity in Africa is expected to reach a record high in 2019 as a number of significant deals are pending, inclu...(more)

News in Brief 7 February 2019
Africa: Africa: Digital-only banking - Standard Chartered has initiated the second phase of its digital-only retail bank in Africa. It launched a digital service in Uganda in January, followed by Tanz...(more)

News in Brief 30 January 2019
Africa: Algeria, Tunisia: Roaming charge abolition - The cost of international calls between Algeria and Tunisia are expected to fall after the Algerian Minister of Post, Telecommunications, Technolog...(more)

News in Brief 23 January 2019
Africa: Cameroon: Staff disciplinaries - Last week Camtel dismissed 50 workers whose files were undergoing disciplinary review, the Journal du Cameroun reported sources close to the general management...(more)

News in Brief 16 January 2019
Africa: Algeria: Rural coverage - Algerie Telecom’s subsidiary Algerie Telecom Satellite (ATS) is to augment its B2B-focused portfolio by launching residential satellite broadband Internet servi...(more)



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