Telecom

Feb 21, 2020  |  Cameroon: Camtel Announces Ambitious Growth Targets

Cameroon’s state-owned telco, Camtel has announced that in 2020 and 2021 it will focus on two key pillars of a more comprehensive strategy: consolidation as well as expanding market share. The General Manager of Camtel Judith Yah Sunday Achidi said ...


Feb 21, 2020  |  Safaricom In Talks With Potential Partners For Billion-Dollar Ethiopia Entry

Safaricom is reportedly in talks with undisclosed investors to form a consortium that will this year bid for one of two Ethiopian telecoms licences due to the extremely high entry costs that are likely to breach the $1 billion mark. ...


Feb 20, 2020  |  South Africa: Unions To Take Legal Action Against Telkom’s Retrenchment Plans - Reports

The South African Workers Union (SACU) and the Communication Workers Union (CWU) have reportedly threatened to either take legal action or down tools against Telkom in a bid to prevent the retrenchment of 3000 employees. Telkom is scheduled to meet ...


Feb 19, 2020  |  Zambia’s Telecoms Regulator Hints At Fifth Telco

The Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) has been hinting towards possibly accommodating a fifth operator within Zambia’s telecoms market in a bid to increase competition. ZICTA’s Director-General Patrick Mutimunshi said that a fifth operator could compete with Airtel ...


Airtel Africa Reveals Results Of Malawi IPO

Airtel Africa has revealed that the initial public offering (IPO) of its Malawi business was a success, as the offering was reportedly fully subscribed. It had previously been reported that the telecoms company planned to list its shares on the ...

Kenya’s Safaricom Prepares To Roll Out 5G Network This Year - Reports

Safaricom has announced that it plans to launch Kenya’s first fifth-generation (5G) mobile internet services sometime this year. The telco said that the 5G network would target major urban centres, making it the very first operator to offer superfast commercial ...

Telkom Calls For Investigation Of Vodacom And Liquid Telecom’s Roaming Deal - Reports

Telkom has called for the Competition Commission and the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) to launch an investigation into the recently-announced roaming deal between Liquid Telecom and Vodacom. Vodacom said that this roaming deal witah Liquid Telecom would ...

Zambia Hands Down Ultimatum To Uzi Telecom

Zambian authorities have confirmed that they plan to revoke Uzi Zambia’s licence if the telco fails to roll out its network operation by the end of May 2020. Uzi Zambia, whose majority shareholder is the Netherlands’ Unitel International Holdings B.V, ...

MTN Looks Forward To Increased Headline Earnings

The telecoms giant MTN has issued a trading statement revealing that it is looking forward to a 30 percent to 50 percent increase of headline earnings per share for the year that ended in December 2019.  MTN said that it ...

Kenya: Airtel And Telkom To Contest Regulator’s Merger Terms - Reports

In December last year, the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) approved the merger of the second and third largest telcos in Kenya, Telkom Kenya and Airtel Kenya. Between them, the two operators currently control approximately 30% of the Kenyan market, ...

MTN Rwanda’s Airtime Loading Process Goes Digital

MTN Rwanda has announced that it will be phasing out the distribution of physical airtime vouchers from the 15th of February 2020. Airtime will then only be purchased and loaded through MTN Mobile Money (MoMo) or MTN’s digital Electronic Recharge ...

Vodafone To Hand Over Ghana Unit To Vodacom - Reports

The Vodafone Group has announced that it will hand over the management of its Ghana unit to its SA division, Vodacom, in April. These are the latest steps that are being taken to bring the company’s operations in Africa under ...

Telecel Zimbabwe Staff On Strike Over Network Inefficiency - Reports

Employees at Zimbabwe’s third-largest mobile operator Telecel Zimbabwe downed their tools this week in protest over inadequate resourcing and network inefficiency within the mobile telecommunications service provider. David Mhambare, the Secretary-General at the Communications and Allied Workers Union of Zimbabwe, ...

Zimbabwe’s Econet Wireless Hikes Up Data Tariffs Due To Inflation

Econet Wireless, Zimbabwe’s largest mobile network operator, has revealed that it has hiked its data and SMS tariffs by an average of 25 percent. Zimbabwe’s Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) had last reviewed its tariff structure in October 2019 following the ...

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