Telecom Infrastructure

Apr 29, 2021  |  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, ...


Apr 16, 2021  |  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 ...


Feb 03, 2021  |  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 ...


Jan 28, 2021  |  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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...