Telecom

Apr 17, 2019  |  Telstar Receives Mobile Phone Licence In Angola

Telstar has secured a mobile phone license in Angola. The telecom operator was given this license after winning a tender that had been issued by the Angolan government. Its network will be active and operational within the next twelve months. ...


Apr 16, 2019  |  MTN Receives More Spectrum In Nigeria

MTN has been awarded more broadband spectrum in Nigeria regarding its 2015 acquisition of Visafone Communications, after a lengthy regulatory battle. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) finally approved the transfer of 800-megahertz spectrum after a public inquiry into the advantage ...


Apr 12, 2019  |  Kenya's Government Issues 4G Licence To Jamii Telecom

Jamii Telecom has announced that it has finally been granted a 4G licence in Kenya. A while back, Jamii Telecom had asked the Communications Authority of Kenya to allow it to pay the 4G spectrum fee of KES 2.5 billion ...


Apr 10, 2019  |  Telkom Kenya Will Retain Its Debt Post-Merger With Airtel

Airtel Kenya will not be assuming responsibility for Telkom Kenya’s debt after the completion of their merger. The two telcos announced in February that ownership of Telkom Kenya’s enterprise, carrier and mobile businesses would be transferred over to Airtel Kenya. ...


Uganda’s UCC Hikes Up MTN Licence Fee

The Ugandan Communications Commission (UCC) has announced that will be increasing the licence fee for the country’s largest telco by the number of subscribers, MTN Uganda. The telco which is owned by the MTN Group of South Africa must now ...

Liquid Telecom Signs $180-Million Investment Deal With UK’s CDC Group

Liquid Telecom recently concluded a $180-million investment deal from UK development finance institution CDC Group. The network operator issued a statement saying that the new investment would enable Liquid Telecom to broaden its fibre footprint further and expand its cloud ...

Telkom And Airtel Gain Half The Number Of Safaricom’s Mobile Subscriptions In Kenya

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has released its second quarter sector statistics for the financial year 2018/2019. The quarter has been marked by many positives, including a notable increase in the number of active mobile subscriptions. According to the ...

New CEO Appointed At Telekom Networks Malawi

Malawi’s mobile network operator Telekom Networks Malawi Plc (TNM) has announced that it has appointed Michiel Buitelaar as its new Chief Executive Officer. Buitelaar, who is currently a board member of Novec and Infinitas, will be taking over from TNM's ...

Vodafone And Movicel To Join Forces In Angola

The Vodafone Group has signed a strategic consultancy partnership with Movicel Angola. The partnership will see the two mobile operators cooperating in a number of business areas together. Under the terms of the recently signed non-equity agreement, Vodafone will provide ...

Zimbabwe ISPs In Trouble Over Irregular Data Tariff Adjustments

Zimbabwe’s internet service providers have adjusted their data tariffs to align with new financial measures that were placed in a revised foreign currency exchange rate matrix, even though payable tariffs in US Dollars have not yet been changed. Liquid, TelOne ...

MTN Rolls Out “World-First” WhatsApp Recharging Channel

MTN has introduced a WhatsApp channel which allows customers to purchase data or airtime, which it has described as an exclusive world-first. The function is called MTN Chat. Customers will be able to also receive notifications and check their account ...

Vodafone And MTN Respectively Launch 4G In Ghana

Vodafone Ghana rolled out its 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) service last week. The launch happened earlier than its originally scheduled April date. Vodafone Ghana’s launch coincidentally took place on the same day that MTN Ghana unveiled its 4G+ advanced service ...

Zimbabwe Sets September Deadline For Privatisation Of TelOne And NetOne

According to Zimbabwe’s Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube, the country’s government-owned mobile operator, TelOne, and its subsidiary NetOne, will be partially privatised by September 2019. Ncube announced that NetOne and TelOne had accumulated a joint financial loss of more than US$100-million. ...

Tigo Chad Acquired By Morocco's Maroc Telecom

Moroccan telecommunications operator Maroc Telecom has confirmed that it has acquired the entire share capital of Tigo Chad, after successfully inking a deal with Millicom. The new acquisition forms a critical part of Maroc Telecom's plan to expand its operations ...

Upcoming Programmes & Activities

TV Content Development, Distribution and Monetisation Forum

25th - 26th June 2019

Swakumpond | Namibia

Effective Funding and Financing For Broadcast Organsations In The Digital Ecosystem

24th - 25th July 2019

Port Louis | Mauritius

Broadcast Infrastructure and Platforms For A Converged Media Ecosystem

27th - 28th August 2019

Johannesburg | South Africa

OTT Content Streaming and Video On Demand (VoD) Services Forum

11th - 12th September 2019

Lagos | Nigeria

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