Telecom Services

Jan 22, 2021  |  Nigeria Sees Growth In 3G, 4G Telecom Towers

Nigeria has seen an increased growth in its third generation (3G) and fourth-generation (4G) base transceiver stations (BTS). On Thursday, the Executive Vice Chairman of Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta announced that BTS deployment in Nigeria has increased ...


Jan 14, 2021  |  Telecom: South Africa's Cell-C Transitions Its Customers To MTN

It does feel like it's the beginning of the end for mobile network operator Cell-C, as it starts transitioning its customers on to the MTN network.  This process comes as the mobile operator prepares to switch off its radio access ...


Jan 12, 2021  |  South Africa: Telkom Partially Withdraws Court Case Against Spectrum Allocations

Telecoms giant Telkom has withdrawn part of its court application against the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) that forces the regulator to inform all potential parties interested in the spectrum auction of the proceedings. In late 2020, Telkom ...


Nov 18, 2020  |  Liquid Telecom Is Seeking Business Expansion Into Europe And America

Liquid Telecom, the pan-Africa telecommunications, owner by multi-millionaire Strive Masiyiwa, is reportedly working on entering the European and US telecoms space. And it is doing this by entering into a strategic partnership Zayo - a global communications infrastructure services provider. ...


Ethiopia: Telco Regulator Announces Two New Operators To Enter Market - Reports

The Ethiopian Communications Authority (ECA) has confirmed that two new telecommunications services providers will enter its bourgeoning telco sector, with these new "international" telcos joining the local market by April 2021.   Details of who these new entrants are would ...

MTN Reports Strong Q3 Earning Despite "Tough" Market Conditions

The MTN Group said its had recorded better than expected quarter three earning driven by more robust subscriber growth and despite a desperate market condition spurred by the pandemic. According to the MTN financial report, the excellent performance has been ...

Liberia: New Mobile Network Operating License Issued To 'Libtelco'

The Liberian government-owned 'Liberia Telecommunications Corporation' (Libtelco) has been awarded the third mobile network operating license to provide voice, data and mobile internet services to its citizens. The permit was granted by the Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA). Orange Liberia and ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...