Telecoms Regulation

Dec 12, 2019  |  NCC Reiterates Commitment To Accounting Separation Framework For Nigeria's Telecoms Industry

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reiterated its commitment to implementing Accounting Separation Framework to outline the guidelines required for the preparation as well as submission of the Regulatory Financial Statement for Nigeria’s Communications industry. This announcement was made in ...


Dec 06, 2019  |  South Africa: MTN To Fight Recommendations To Cut Data Prices

MTN has revealed that it will oppose what it believes to be intrusive recommendations from SA’s antitrust watchdog, saying that it already slashed its data prices and invested significantly in its network. On Monday, the Competition Commission declared that MTN ...


Dec 04, 2019  |  South Africa’s Competition Commission Orders MTN And Vodacom To Decrease Data Prices

South Africa’s MTN Group and Vodacom Group could face prosecution if they don’t agree with the Competition Commission to lower data prices in the next two months, according to the watchdog’s findings from an inquiry that was published on Monday. ...


Nov 27, 2019  |  Nigeria: NCC Intervenes In Telco And Govt Data Price Dispute

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has stepped in on behalf of Nigeria’s telecommunication service providers in a stand-off between the operators and the Minister of Communication Dr Isa Ibrahim Pantami over data fees. Earlier this month, telcos ignored an instruction ...


Nigerian Minister Extends Deadline For NCC Data Tariff Slash

Dr Isa Pantami, Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy has extended the deadline that was given to the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) to decrease the cost of data, and stop the various illegal deductions from subscribers by service providers. ...

Nigerian Govt Orders NCC To Stop Illegal Deduction Of Data

Isa Pantami, Nigeria’s Minister of Communications, has ordered the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) to address the burning issue of illegal deduction of data that is faced by network users in the country. Pantami gave this instruction during a visit by ...

Rwanda: President Concerned About Low Smartphone Penetration Rate

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has expressed concerns about the country’s low smartphone penetration rate and said that more would be done to fix the issues of quality and cost. In April this year, the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) reported ...

Malawi Govt Withdraws Mobile Money Tax

Joseph Mwanamvekha, Malawi's honourable Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development has confirmed the Malawian government's withdrawal of the 1%withholding tax that had been imposed on mobile money transactions. Mawanamvekha said that although this measure is in line with the ...

Nigeria: NCC Calls On Telcos To Monitor And Record Calls On Networks

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has ordered telecom operators in the country, to monitor and record calls and other communications that pass through their networks. NCC said this was to curb the rising security risks in the country, especially offences ...

Mozambique Calls For Prepaid SIM Card Registration

Mozambique is pushing for the immediate registration of prepaid SIM cards despite various concerns relating to privacy and the potential interference with election monitoring methods. In June this year, the Mozambican Communications Authority (ARECOM) gave a 10-day ultimatum for telecoms ...