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Telecom  |  Mauritania: Three Operators Fined US$1.5-Million Because Of Service Failure

Mauritania's three telco operators, Mattel, Mauritel and Chinguitel will each have to cough up a portion of a US$1.5-million fine that has been issued by the Regulatory Authority for Posts and Telecommunications (ARPT) due to the poor quality of voice ...
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Telecom  |  Helios Towers Joins South African Market With Vulatel Collaboration

Telecommunications tower operator Helios Towers has made its entrance into the South African market, promising large investments in infrastructure as the country moves towards 5G. A representative of Helios Towers said that through its partnership with local partner South Africa’s ...
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Former Orange Exec Joins Liquid To Run MEWA Business

Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has hired Mohamed Abdel Bassit as its brand new Regional CEO for the Middle East and West Africa (MEWA), starting in January 2019. The company issued a statement explaining that Bassit would be based in ...

Nigeria: Teleology May Pull Out Of 9mobile Acquisition Amid Board Disagreements

There is a chance that Teleology Holdings could decide to walk away from its hard-won acquisition of Nigeria’s 9mobile after reports started doing the rounds about the operator’s management shooting down the buyer’s turnaround plan. After a sales process that ...

Niger: Orange Reaches Settlement Agreement In $38Mil Tax Dispute

The telecoms firm Orange Niger and the General Tax Directorate of Niger have finally reached an amicable settlement agreement concerning the tax adjustment dispute between them that has been going on since November 29, 2018.   According to sources that ...

Vodafone Prepares For Q2 4G Rollout In Ghana

Vodafone Ghana has announced plans to start rolling out 4G services all across the country in the second quarter of 2019, after its successful bid for Ghana's second 4G license. This puts the company toe-to-toe with MTN (which received its ...

Liquid Telecom South Africa To Launch Multi-Billion Rand 4G Network

Liquid Telecom South Africa, part of the front-running pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has announced that it will roll out a multi-billion Rand 4G network in South Africa. Wholesale roaming services will be made available on Liquid Telecom’s networks throughout ...

MTN Nigeria Settlement Deal Fails To Pull Up Share Price

MTN executives may have hoped that investors would cut them some slack after they got a potential fine payment of $8.1bn in Nigeria decreased to $53m last month. Unfortunately, at this point, the numbers on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) ...

Ethiopia: Ethio Telecom Plans To Buy Communications Satellite

According to the Ethiopian news hub, The Reporter, Ethiopia’s state-owned telecommunications operator, Ethio Telecom, is toying with the idea of acquiring a communications satellite to provide connectivity to rural areas of Ethiopia as well as to economic industries in the ...

MTN Shares Rise Following Settlement With Nigeria

The South African telecoms giant MTN's shares went up by eight percent on the 27th December 2018 after it settled a dispute with Nigeria’s central bank for only a fraction of the $8.1 billion it had threatened to cost. MTN ...

Nigeria: ATCON Criticises NCC’s Instruction To Disconnect Indebted Network Operators

Following the directive given by the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) to have a number of networks disconnected due to the inability to settle infrastructure and interconnect debts, key members of the industry have expressed that in their opinion, this is ...

Commonwealth Cyber Security Conference Takes Place In London - UK

Cyberspace has the benefit of building cross-country relationships and advancing socio-economic development, but cyber attacks and crimes stifle its impact. These are the reasons why the Commonwealth CyberSecurity Summit in London cannot come too soon. Organised by the Commonwealth Telecommunications ...