Telecom Services

Oct 21, 2020  |  Cell C Still Haemorrhaging Subscribers And Millions Of US Dollars!

Cell C, the South African mobile telecoms company beset by historical financial distress, is reported to be still losing subscribers and a whole load of revenue. According to industry reporting, Cell C prepaid subscriber base has plunged to by about ...


Oct 14, 2020  |  MTN Ghana Withdraws From "Significant Market Player" Lawsuit

MTN Ghana - the country's leading telecom networks and services provider -  said, earlier this week, that it had withdrawn the court case application made to the Ghana's Supreme Court against the National Communications Authority of Ghana (NCA) - the ...


Sep 18, 2020  |  Ethiopia: Govt Plans To Privatise Telco Sector In Disarray As Interests Diverge

Plans by authorities in Ethiopia to privatise the country's telecommunications sector is said to have hit some significant road-block simply because the key players that are supposed to work together have entrenched, divergent interests.   An example, according to industry ...


Sep 17, 2020  |  Zimbabwe: Telcos Promos To Help Stem Drop In Subscriber Numbers

It is challenging, desperate times for telecommunications services providers in Zimbabwe who are scrambling at they experience a significant loss of subscribers and revenues due to the country's crippling economic conditions that have been exacerbated by the coronavirus lockdown measures. ...


Ghana: MTN Drags Regulator To Supreme Court Over "SMP" Tussle

MTN Ghana is asking the Ghanaian Supreme Court to help review the decision of the country's regulatory authority - National Communications Authority (NCA) - that has designated it, MTN, as a significant market power (SMP).   Any company classified as ...

Kenya Telkom Intensifies Digital Transformation - Sees No Job Losses In The Horizon

Kenya Telkom has squarely set itself on the path of digital transformation even as it is just reeling from the recent collapse of its botched joint-venture deal with Airtel.   As part of this strategic re-focus to digital transformation services, ...

Etisalat Looks To Invest More Than US$280 Million In Egypt Telco Sector

Emirates telecommunication operator, Etisalat, via its subsidiary Etisalat Misr has announced it is planning to invest up to 283 million US Dollars in the Egyptian telecoms market.   According to the Mr Hazem Metwally, the chief executive officer of Etisalat ...

Kenya: Telkom and Airtel Kenya Shred Proposed Joint Venture Agreement

An announcement from Telkom Kenya and Airtel Kenya suggested that both companies are no longer interested in their much-touted joint venture plans. The companies say they have decided to stop pursuing the arrangement because of the unproductive hurdles involved in ...

MTN To Leave The Middle East To Refocus Business Entirely In Africa

Mr Rob Shuter, President, MTN Group has declared that his organisation's future strategic competitiveness rests squarely on the singular pursuit of a Pan-Africa strategy. As such, he suggested MTN leave the middle east markets as soon as practicable. Delivering the ...

Nigeria: Telco Regulator Aims To Settle "USSD Dispute" Between Telcos And Banks

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) - the telco industry regulator - has said it is taking active steps to resolve the festering issue with USSD discrepancies on charges settlement between telcos and banks for mobile banking and other digital financial services. ...

Vodacom To Join-Up With China's Alipay For A Financial "Super-App"

Vodacom South Africa is planning to create and launch a financial services "one-stop-shop" app that will allow users stream music, access news, shop online, pay bills and transfer money. The service has also been designed to assist small and medium ...