Telecom

Oct 22, 2019  |  Orange Côte d'Ivoire Raises $120 Million To Expand Fibre Optic Network

Orange Côte d'Ivoire has raised approximately US$120-million in credit to boost its local fibre optic network interests. The credit arrangement is for a five-year period and to obtain the facility the operator joined forces with several banks including the Societe ...


Oct 18, 2019  |  MTN South Africa Commits To Working With Struggling Cell C

MTN South Africa’s CEO Godfrey Motsa has announced that the company is committed to working with the struggling mobile operator Cell C. Speaking at the recent MyBroadband Conference that took place in Midrand, Johannesburg, Motsa noted that MTN would retain ...


Oct 17, 2019  |  Former ZOL CEO Joins Liquid Telecom SA

The former ZOL CCO and CEO Denny Marandure has left the company to start on a new journey at Liquid Telecom South Africa. Mr Marandure has been appointed as Liquid Telecom South Africa’s new Client Executive and will be responsible ...


Oct 15, 2019  |  Helios Towers IPO Expected To Price At Bottom Of Guided Range -Reports

Helios Towers Ltd stock is likely to price at 115 pence apiece in the London stock exchange before its listing, the bottom end of the range, bringing proceeds of approximately $360 million, according to reports. The company was initially looking ...


MTN Announces New CEO In Ivory Coast

The MTN Group has appointed Djibril Ouattara as its new Chief Executive Officer of MTN Ivory Coast, effective from the 1st of November 2019. According to a statement issued by the mobile operator, the appointment follows the recent departure of ...

MTN Celebrates 25th Anniversary With 95% 4G Coverage In South Africa

The pan-African mobile operator MTN this week announced that it had reached 95% 4G coverage in South Africa. MTN said that it had focused mainly on extending connectivity reach, while also transforming its pricing methodology to adapt to the rapidly ...

Airtel Malawi Slapped With $1.1 Million Fine

Airtel Malawi has been ordered to pay a $1.1 million fine for failing to sell 20 percent of the company’s shares to Malawian investors. The Director-General of Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA), Godfrey Itaye announced the news about the fine ...

Cell C Rolls Out SMME Start-Up Initiative In South Africa

The South African mobile network Cell C, along with Seda, has rolled out the Cell C Innovation Challenge to assist disadvantaged SMMEs in accelerating their solutions through a partnership opportunity – including mentorship, interest-free loans and ultimately, the opportunity to ...

Vodacom Launches Free Ad-Funded Mobile Internet Service In South Africa

Vodacom has launched free internet service that is powered by Upstream’s Zero-D connectivity platform to its mobile users in South Africa.  Since this new development, the telco has seen a massive uptake with approximately 55 percent of its subscriber base already actively engaging ...

Ethiopia Appoints A Privatisation Advisor For Ethio Telecom

Ethiopia has reportedly appointed a transaction advisor to assist in the privatisation process for the state-run Ethio Telecom, and another advisor will be selected in the coming weeks to oversee the licensing process in the telecoms sector, according to a ...

Airtel Loses Over $46Mil In East Africa -Reports

Airtel Tanzania’s losses decreased to $15.94 million last year from the $47.1 million loss in 2017, according to the telecommunication firm’s financials. Despite the improvement in performance, the loss still increased Airtel’s accumulated losses in Tanzania to a staggering $436.6 ...

Outcry As Telcos Across Africa Hike Communications Service Tax

Pulse reported yesterday that as from the 1st October 2019, mobile phone users in Ghana started paying 3% more on Communication Service Tax.   In Nigeria, citizens are fighting against the same Bill that seeks to impose and collect communication ...

Nigeria’s Telcos Soon To Do Away With SIM Card Swap

Telecommunications operators in Nigeria and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) have agreed to get rid of the SIM swap system in the telecommunications space over the next few months, according to information gathered by Nigeria Communicationsweek. Samuel Okojere, the Director ...

Cell C In Negotiations With MTN For More Network In South Africa -Reports

Cell C is reportedly in advanced talks with MTN to receive more access to its network as South Africa’s third-biggest telco strives to overcome its mounting losses and add new products such as financial services. Cell C’s Chief Executive Officer, ...

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