Telecom Services

Jun 21, 2021  |  Mozambique: Regulator Takes Heat Off Vodacom and TMCEL Dispute

In Mozambique, a dispute has erupted between Tmcel and Vodacom over whether Tmcel has complied with the interconnection contract. As a result, the Mozambique National Communications Institute (INCM) has intervened regarding the US$ 950972,40 (60 million Meticais) interconnection debt. Vodacom ...


Jun 10, 2021  |  "Nigeria Is Driving Force Behind Africa's Telecoms Expansion", Industry Report

In a report released by Investor Services, Moody's said Nigeria is the key to the growth of the telecommunication sector in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Moody's anticipates Nigeria to lead the sector's growth in Africa because of its vast population, limited ...


Jun 09, 2021  |  MTN Accused Of Anti-Competitive Behaviour With Bulk SMS Sales

As reported by BMA sources, MTN is allegedly abusing its cellular market dominance by providing bulk SMSes to its customers at a lower price than its competitors. The anti-competitive behaviour entails MTN as the only supplier that can process SMSes ...


Jun 02, 2021  |  Ethiopia: MTN Seeks To Be Second-Time Lucky With Telco Licence Application

Ralph Mupita, MTN’s Chief Executive, has said that the Group is considering re-applying to become a mobile operator in the country after losing to Kenya’s Safaricom. It has already been in the news that MTN Group and its counterparts were ...


Vodacom Group Wins Bid For Ethiopia's Telecoms Licence

The Ethiopian Communications Authority (ECA) has finally announced the bid winner for its telecommunications operating licence. As indicated by reports, Vodafone, Vodacom, and Safaricom have won the bid that has been eyed to be the opening driver to Ethiopia's telecommunications ...

South Africa: MTN Announces Data And Voice Price Drop!

MTN South Africa has announced the cutting of its prepaid pricing for data and voice calls. The popular mobile operator has also announced a new plan called EverydayTalk for voice calls and changes to its already existing data plan called ...

Cell C Migrates Customers To Competitor Networks

South Africa’s fourth-largest mobile network, Cell C, has announced the commencement of its turnaround strategy, which sees the mobile operator shut down its physical radio network infrastructure and migrating its subscribers to its competitor networks. Cell C recently released its ...

Vodacom To Roll-Out 3G And 4G Services Across Rural South Africa

Mobile communications company, Vodacom, has announced the switching-on of 21 new 3G and 4G base station sites which were completed between March 2021 and April 2021 in South Africa’s rural areas. The mobile operator said that the base stations covering ...

Nigeria: MTN's Subscriber Numbers Decline By 5 Million in Q1 of 2021

MTN Nigeria has released its unaudited results for quarter one of 2021. The result indicates that its mobile subscribers have declined by 5 million to 71.5 million, which has been attributed to the regulatory sim card sale restrictions. According to ...

MTN Bids In Ethiopia - To Solidify Leadership Across Africa

MTN Group has identified the second-most-populous country on the continent as its next target to expand reach across the continent.  According to reports, MTN has confirmed that it has submitted its bid for a telecoms licence in Ethiopia. The telecommunications ...

South Africa: Cell C Reports More Than US$384 Million - Reports

South African mobile operator, Cell C, has released its full-year report for the year ending 31 December 2020, reflecting a loss of US$384 million, an improvement from its 31 December 2019, where it suffered a US$530 million loss. According to ...

Vodacom Announces Drop Of Data Prices - Reports

In 2020, the Competition Commission investigated the two leading mobile operators Vodacom and MTN, on their data pricing. The agreed resolution to the investigation was that the competitors had to cut down their data prices; alternatively, they face prosecution by ...

MTN Group Affirms Focus On Pan-African Market

The MTN Group, a multinational mobile carrier specialising in emerging markets and operating in various African countries, has reported its latest figures of 280 million subscribers, making the operator the largest mobile operator on the African continent. It has been ...

Kenya: M-Pesa Dismisses Claim Of Rift From Safaricom Partnership

Kenyan mobile operator, Safaricom, has dismissed claims that they will be parting ways from its mobile phone-based money transfer service, payments, and micro-financing partner M-Pesa.   Addressing the speculations at the Africa Financial Industry Summit 2021, interim CEO of M-Pesa ...