Telecom Infrastructure

Oct 15, 2020  |  Econet Launches' Ubiquitous' Wi-Fi Access Network Across East Africa

Econet announced that it has launched a network of Wi-Fi wireless access platform to provide people with affordable internet access in Kenya, Zambia, Rwanda and Uganda. This is being achieved through a collaborative partnership with value-chain stakeholders.   Promoted through ...


Sep 23, 2020  |  Ghana: Authorities To Review And Revise How Telco Towers Are Deployed

Ghana's National Communications Authority (NCA) is reported to have initiated a one-month long consultative exercise to get input on its proposed revised guidelines for the development of telco towers. The NCA is engaging in the review-and-revise programme to study emerging ...


Aug 25, 2020  |  Senegal: Helios Towers And Free Senegal Agree US$190M Infrastructure Asset Deal

Helios Towers, the telecoms infrastructure company with a significant presence across Africa, has agreed with Free Senegal - the country's second-largest mobile operator - to acquire its passive infrastructure assets for almost 190 million US dollars, according to industry news ...


Aug 20, 2020  |  Tower Operator - IHS Holding - To Re-Open IPO In The US, Valued At US$ 7 Billion

Agency News is reporting that the wireless tower infrastructure operator is considering an initial purchase offer (IPO) in the United States. The sought value of the IPO is said to be worth around seven billion US dollars.   According to ...


Is Ethiopia Hitting The Breaks On Foreign Telecom Infrastructure Investment?

Local reports have suggested that the Ethiopian authorities are considering applying the brakes on foreign investments in its telecoms infrastructure space, just after the government asked for bids for a 40 per cent stake in Ethio Telecom.   Reporting indicated ...

NIGERIA: MTN Re-Negotiates With Tower Providers, Hopes Rural Connectivity Drive Will Boost Growth

The leadership of MTN Nigeria says they have agreed with IHS and INT Towers Limited to expand current provisions regarding currency conversions providing clarity to both parties on foreign exchange situation with Naira payments".   It should be recalled that ...

Ethiopia: ECA Received 12 Separate Submissions For Two New Telco Licenses

The Ethiopian Communications Commission (ECA) has announced that it has received 12 distinct submissions of Expression of Interest (EoI) in the two full-service telecommunication licenses in Ethiopia deadline date of 22nd June.   According to the ECA, nine of the ...

MTN Plans New 5G Networks This Month - June 2020

MTN - the South Africa headquartered -  pan-African telecommunications company is, according to reports, planning its 5G launch this month (June 2020). MTN has already started promoting its 5G proposition on its Y'ello magazine.   Y'ello has tied the MTN's ...

The Gambia Gets US$30M From World Bank's To Shore Telecom Sector

The West Africa nation of The Gambia has received a grant of about thirty million US dollars to help firm-up its flagging telecommunications and energy industry. The award was provided to it by the World Bank.   According to Elene ...