Telecom Infrastructure

Jul 19, 2021  |  South Africa: Mobile Operators Counting Cost Of Looting and Vandalism

South Africa's second-largest mobile operator, MTN, has closed more than 100 outlets in the Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal provinces of South Africa, while Cell C has 14 locations affected. While the focus of the previous week's upheaval and violence has been ...


Jul 15, 2021  |  Ethiopia: Ethio Telecom Expands Its 4G Network

Ethio Telecom, an Ethiopian telecommunications company that serves as the country's primary provider of internet and telephone services, has announced plans to expand its 4G LTE network to facilitate the further rollout of its TeleBirr mobile money service. Telebirr, which ...


Jul 14, 2021  |  Malawi: Provider Invests Up To US$ 39 Million In Telecoms Infrastructure

In 2020, Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM), a subsidiary of Press Corporation Limited, invested approximately US$ 39 million as part of an ongoing drive to digitally modernise and reinforce operations in telecommunications infrastructure development. Malawi's oldest telecommunications service provider, TNM board ...


Jul 13, 2021  |  Angola: Africell And Nokia To Construct World-Class Mobile Networks

Nokia has agreed to deliver its comprehensive network technologies to Africell, Angola's new mobile telecommunications operator, to provide 2G, 3G, and 4G services in Luanda, it's capital. According to a press release, the agreement considerably expands both companies' footprints throughout ...


MTN Plans To Roll Out OpenRAN Across Africa

MTN Group has stated that it will extensively test and eventually deploy OpenRAN across its African footprint. The operator indicated in a statement to the media that it plans to use OpenRAN to modernize its radio access networks. "Allowing for ...

Tanzania: Airtel Sells Tower Portfolio - Sources

In the latest disburdening of towers in African countries, Bharti Airtel has sold its Tanzanian tower operations for US$175 million (Rs1313 crore) to focus on asset-light and core subscriber-facing operation. The abovementioned is coupled with a stake sale in the ...

MTN Ghana Commits US$149 Million In Infrastructure Expansion

Subsequent to its release of the first quarter ended 31 Match results, MTN Ghana has committed itself to spend US$149 million to meet the increasing demand for digital services and to assist in maintaining the quality of its network. Also, ...

Kenya: Regulator Demands Safaricom Share Its Communications Infrastructure With Rivals

The Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) is in pursuit of laws that will coerce carriers to share infrastructure. At the centre of discussion at its meeting with the Senate Standing Committee on ICT is Safaricom, the largest telecommunications provider in ...

MTN Group To Engage Bankers For Sale Of South African Telecom Towers - Reports

According to industry sources, MTN Group is reported to have appointed South African based Standard Bank Group and Citigroup to advise it on the proposed "sale and leaseback" of some of its mobile telecommunications towers in South Africa.   Reporting ...

Tanzania Latest Country To Become Part Of The East Africa "One Network Area"

The "One Network Area" initiative is a programme of the East Africa Community (EAC)  that is aimed at lowering, eventually removing, international calling cost tariffs for the EAC citizen. The plan is for citizens to communicate more at a lower ...

Zambia | Airtel Pushes Forward On 5G Strategy, Secures Spectrum

The Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA) - the regulator of the communications and technology space in the country - said it had awarded Airtel Zambia the Spectrum 800Mhz band. The mobile operator is the second largest in the ...

Liquid Telecom's Role In Project Taara Is "Core Backbone Operator"

Liquid Telecom's Chief Technology Officer, Mr Ben Roberts has confirmed that his organisation's role within Project Tara is to provide the core backbone to other service provider partners to enable the project to deliver effective and "affordable high-speed internet to ...

Telecom: e-SIM Service Ready For Deployment In Nigeria

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), responsible for the development and regulation of the telecommunication space in the country, has announced that it is ready and on the verge of rolling out the embedded Subscriber Identification Modules (e-SIM) service in Nigeria. ...

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 ...