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News in Brief 16 March 2017
Africa: Debut bond - Helios Towers Africa (HTA) has launched its debut USD 600 million bond on the Irish Stock Exchange. It is three times oversubscribed. The senior notes have a final maturity of fiv...(more)

News in Brief 9 March 2017
Africa: Single platform - One Global has launched a mobile app as a single, secure platform for all digital financial services across the Middle East and Africa. The Og Money platform, formerly known ...(more)

News in Brief 2 March 2017
Africa: Council chair - The African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute (AFRALTI) governing council at a meeting held in Kampala has elected Uganda as chair. The country was represented at the...(more)

News in Brief 23 February 2017
Africa: Cloud partnership - Microsoft East Africa and Liquid Telecom (LT) are to improve and accelerate the use of cloud services in Africa. The joint project will help boost the continent's access to...(more)

News in Brief 16 February 2017
Afghanistan: SMS threats stopped - Monty Mobile Signs has signed an SMS Management Gateway Deal with Afghan Telecom (AT). It is claimed that the system and Smart Wall will protect AT’s network a...(more)

News in Brief 9 February 2017
Africa: Transformation team-leader - MTN Group has named Saim Yaksan as Executive for Group Transformation, with immediate effect. In 3Q 2016 MTN launched its holistic transformation programme, IGNITE...(more)

News in Brief 2 February 2017
Africa: Definitive history donation - MTN Group is supporting a UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) led drive to rewrite Africa's history from an African perspective, through...(more)

News in Brief 26 January 2017
Afghanistan: MTN mentoring - MTN Afghanistan under the MTN Foundation umbrella is providing a free education opportunity for 500 male and female students in various subjects in low income families. So...(more)

News in Brief 19 January 2017
Africa: pay-TV threesome - Digital TV Research forecasts that three groups will continue to account for 90 percent of Sub-Saharan Africa's pay-TV subscribers. Multichoice is reported with 11.61 millio...(more)

News in Brief 12 January 2017
Algeria: More provinces permitted - The Autorite de Regulation de la Poste et des Telecoms (ARPT) has given Ooredoo Algeria the green light to offer 4G services in 27 additional wilayas (provinces). T...(more)

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