Ghana’s Telecom Regulator, the National Communication Authority (NCA) has declared SCANCOM (MTN) Ghana as the Significant Market Power (SMP) in Ghana

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MTN declared as the Significant Market Power (SMP) in Ghana

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Telcos seek clarification as NCC suspends spectrum trading guidelines

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MTN remains the most admired African brand

Balesh Sharma will be the newly appointed Managing Director of Vodacom South Africa as the Vodacom Group simplifies its structure by the decoupling of Vodacom South Africa as a standalone business.

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Vodacom Group simplifies structure; creates Vodacom South Africa as standalone

The COVID-19 worldwide pandemic has had and could continue to have long-lasting devastating effects on all social and economic sectors. For Nigeria, the pandemic can be seen as an eye-opener and a rude awakening to a new normal-knowledge economy. Apart from certain ingenious initiatives in Lagos and a few other states, Nigeria’s overall response to […]

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How Telecoms Can Rebuild Nigeria in the Wake of COVID-19

Nigeria’s lockdown triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the usage of SMSs – the quintessential short message service used all across the world – as subscribers were discovered to have sent over 1-billion messages within the last month. Though this mass of messages was largely free, checks on some operators revealed the rate of […]

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Over 1 Billion SMSs Sent since the Beginning of Lockdown in Nigeria

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Telecom Workers Sign Collective Agreement in Ghana

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Continue Reading ITU postpones Digital World 2020

ITU postpones Digital World 2020

Liquid Telecom’s support Government offers hope and help to every Zimbabwean with reliable and up-to-date information relating to COVID-19

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Liquid Telecom enables Government of Zimbabwe to establish COVID-19 toll-free ‘2023’ helpline

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Continue Reading Telkom Kenya records 50% jump in Data Usage

Telkom Kenya records 50% jump in Data Usage

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MTN Group ranked Africa’s top telecoms brand

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Carriers can’t keep data promises, says ntel chief

Telkom to provide tailored mobile data solution to more than 40,000 members of faculty, staff and students, across the University’s 13 campuses in the country
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Telkom Kenya to power University of Nairobi’s e-learning programme

MTN Nigeria has approved over N1.4billion for medical personnel through airtime, data and devices for connectivity support to frontline health agencies including Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to combat the rampaging COVID-19 pandemic

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MTN supports Nigeria’s fight against COVID-19 with over N1.4b, others

A workout series by a South African woman, for South African women using household items

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MTN launches GiGYMa digital workout series for South African women during lock-down

Ericsson have commenced Network Managed Services including Network Operations Center, Field Services in Radio, Core and Transmission in Benin. 

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MTN and Ericsson commence Network Managed Operations in Benin

Loon, the Alphabet company working to bring balloon-powered Internet to Kenya with its local partner, Telkom Kenya, announce the reception of all regulatory and Cabinet approvals to begin flying balloons in Kenya. The balloons will be dispatched from Loon’s sites in the United States, and it is hoped that they will arrive in the country in the next few weeks.

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Loon Internet balloons receive approval to fly in Kenya

“MTN’s priority is keeping people connected during this period. We need to play our part in the alleviation of the economic, social and educational impact through the support of key institutions such as Health and Education.  Driven by our belief that everyone deserves the benefits of a modern connected life, we have started rolling out a series of mobile connectivity, digital and mobile fintech solutions for communities across MTN’s markets,” said Rob Shuter, President and CEO of MTN Group.

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MTN ramps up efforts to support customers and communities as COVID-19 spreads across markets

Telecoms giant, MTN  said it has started the implementation of work-from-home plan among other measures it has taken to keep its stakeholders safe from as the spread of Covid-19 rages globally.

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MTN implements work-from-home to contain Covid-19

9mobile is embarking on to deepen its 4G LTE Network penetration campaign across the country. This initiative is aimed at consolidating improved quality of service and enhance availability of 4G network access to subscribers in cities across Nigeria.

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9mobile expands 4G-LTE coverage in Kaduna

Nigeria is seeking to close the 31 million access gap to telecoms services across the country. To achieve this, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Ali Pantami  has directed  the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to collaborate and explore the use of the TV Whitespace spectrum to bridge the gaps.

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Nigeria seeks closure of 31 million telecoms access gap

The Central Bank of Kenya Governor, Dr. Patrick Njoroge, hosted a meeting with all telcos and other industry players, with the view of encouraging the use of mobile money and other forms of cashless payments. The aim herein is to minimise the use of physical cash in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Statement: Telkom Kenya eliminates fees for transactions below KSH 1,000

With 10 million subscribers being 49.5% market share and a turnover of nearly 219 billion FCFA, the leader of the Electronic Communications sector in Cameroon returns to growth in 2019, after four years of sharp decline.

                

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MTN Cameroon’s customer-centric strategy delivered a solid performance in 2019

Telkom Kenya has landed the Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (DARE 1) submarine cable in Mombasa.

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Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (DARE 1) Submarine Cable now in Mombasa

MTN continues to make inroads in the fight against battery theft at base stations. Seven individuals were arrested, a total of 55 batteries were recovered, and four vehicles with tools were confiscated in a series of operations across the country in the past few days.

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MTN sees progress in shutting down battery theft syndicates

MTN Zambia is set to introduce a new range of digital products and services for 2020. This “exciting” new product range stems from an effort to “bring the benefits of modern connected life to its customers,” writes Lisa Mulozi, manager of communications at MTN Zambia. These new products are expected to enhance customer experience and […]

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MTN Zambia Introducing New Range of Digital Products for 2020

Mobile wireless network operators (MNOs) have a big opportunity to unearth device user insights and deliver innovative data services that can advance socio-economic value, democratic participation, and entrepreneurial vitality among a vast population of one billion consumers in the region.

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Mobile customer data new source of telco growth potential: CMO Council report

BICS, a global communications enabler, has today announced that it has joined the SMART Africa Alliance and is supporting its ‘One Africa Network’ (OAN).

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BICS joins SMART Africa Alliance to implement free roaming initiative

In the year ahead, telco operators need to transform their business models by changing focus from products to customer-centric experiences.

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Four strategic priorities for African telco operators in 2020

As the new decade dawns, the telecommunications industry (specifically mobile), has finally woken up to the fact that its economics need to change, especially with the advent and expected widespread uptake of 5G. 

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Telecoms 2020: Trends for Africa

The Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA/ The Authority) has sent an SOS to reputable organisations to help the entity with its metering and billing verification guidelines for audit purposes.


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BOCRA looks to experts to provide audit of its billing systems

The Communications Authority of Kenya has directed Telkom Kenya Limited to quickly address a commercial dispute with Eaton Towers Kenya Limited that saw the latter switch off TKL transmitters, resulting in service outage for TKL customers.

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Authority orders tower company to restore services to Telkom Customers

Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with the Egyptian operator Nilesat to build the Nilesat-301 geostationary communications satellite, winning the contract against an international field of competitors.

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Nilesat-301 satellite to be built by Thales Alenia Space

Sudatel Telecom Group Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Sami Yousif Mohamed as CEO and Group President effective immediately.

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Sudatel Appoints New CEO as the Company Prepares for Further Expansion and Growth

With festive session around the corner, MTN continues to appeal to communities to report theft and vandalism of network towers.

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MTN appeals to consumers to report battery theft in the lead up to the festive season

Huawei calls for end to ‘unjust treatment’ by US government

Huawei has urged the US government to end its “unjust treatment” of the Chinese technology giant after it was granted an extension to a temporary trade licence in the country.

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Huawei calls for end to ‘unjust treatment’ by US government

Icasa to probe Cell C, MTN deal

Communications regulator Icasa said on Tuesday that it will probe the just-signed expanded roaming agreement between MTN South Africa and Cell C.

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Icasa to probe Cell C, MTN deal

Telkom rubbishes talk of hostile bid for Cell C

Telkom on Tuesday rubbished talk among some JSE traders that it is planning a hostile bid for Cell C.

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Telkom rubbishes talk of hostile bid for Cell C

Telkom reacts to Cell C, MTN deal

Telkom said that it expects that the “parties involved” will have considered the newly announced, much-expanded roaming agreement between Cell C and MTN South Africa “in the context of the discussions with Telkom”.

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Telkom reacts to Cell C, MTN deal

Huge Group partners with MTN following Cell C dispute

JSE-listed telecommunications specialist Huge Group said on Monday that it has partnered with MTN South Africa to provide additional GSM voice services to its subsidiary companies.

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Huge Group partners with MTN following Cell C dispute

Telkom shares tumble as Cell C, MTN cosy up

The share price of Telkom tumbled on Monday morning while Blue Label Telecoms rose after MTN South Africa and Cell C announced they had signed a massively expanded roaming deal.

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Telkom shares tumble as Cell C, MTN cosy up

MTN, Cell C deal ‘meets regulatory requirements’

Cell C’s expanded roaming agreement with MTN South Africa, which was signed at the weekend, “adheres to all applicable legal and regulatory requirements”, the companies said.

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MTN, Cell C deal ‘meets regulatory requirements’

MTN, Cell C ink new roaming deal

MTN South Africa and Cell C have signed a comprehensive new roaming deal, potentially making it more complicated for Telkom to pursue an acquisition of Cell C.

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MTN, Cell C ink new roaming deal

‘A disaster’: Labour plan to nationalise UK broadband slammed

Jeremy Corbyn sent shockwaves through London’s financial district as he unveiled plans to nationalise the UK’s broadband network, providing free Internet access for every home in the country.

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‘A disaster’: Labour plan to nationalise UK broadband slammed

Orange starts work toward IPO of its Africa business

Orange, France’s dominant phone company, is starting preparations for a potential initial public offering of its Africa and Middle East unit, people familiar with the matter said.

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Orange starts work toward IPO of its Africa business

Intrigue as JSE intervenes in Telkom’s Cell C pursuit

Telkom on Friday informed investors that it is pursuing an acquisition of Cell C. So, why didn’t Telkom just say so in the first place? By Duncan McLeod.

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Intrigue as JSE intervenes in Telkom’s Cell C pursuit

Telkom confirms it’s pursuing Cell C

Telkom on Friday confirmed what everyone already knows: that it is pursuing an acquisition of the financially troubled mobile operator Cell C.

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Telkom confirms it’s pursuing Cell C

Is Telkom on a fool’s errand with Cell C?

Any deal for Cell C has to resolve its roughly R9-billion debt problem, which is about R1.5-billion larger than it was last May. By Hilton Tarrant.

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Is Telkom on a fool’s errand with Cell C?

Cell C rescue deal must comply with the rules: Icasa

Communications regulator Icasa on Wednesday moved to caution those involved in various efforts to rescue mobile operator Cell C that any deal must meet “regulatory compliance requirements”.

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Cell C rescue deal must comply with the rules: Icasa

Vast Networks liquidation: ‘No one wanted to sign on the dotted line’

MultiChoice Group and Dimension Data decided to liquidate Vast Networks, South Africa’s largest public Wi-Fi hotspot provider, after several attempts to sell the business fell through.

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Vast Networks liquidation: ‘No one wanted to sign on the dotted line’