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Wei Shi, Intelligence Content Manager, Telecoms.com & Site Editor, Connecting Africa, 10/18/2018
LONDON -- TIP Summit 18 -- MTN's Group CTIO Babak Fouladi has outlined the operator's ambition to connect the rural and what it calls ultra and ultra-ultra rural areas in Africa with innovative 2G and 2G/4G solutions based on "disaggregated" network technologies developed under the auspices of the Facebook-backed {complink 14037|Telecom Infra Project ...
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Wei Shi, Intelligence Content Manager, Telecoms.com & Site Editor, Connecting Africa, 10/16/2018
The ownership saga of Uganda Telecom Ltd. (UTL) has reached a conclusion, at least for now, with acquisitive equity firm Teleology stepping in to take a majority stake in the national operator for US$71 million.
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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 10/11/2018
MTN's relationship with the Nigerian authorities has deteriorated further with news that the network operator, frustrated with sometimes contradictory financial demands from the Nigerian authorities that run to US$10.1 billion, has taken the issues to court.
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PRESS RELEASE, 10/8/2018
PRESS RELEASE -- The GSMA today launched a new Innovation Fund for Rural Connectivity, aimed at expanding digital inclusion through innovative new technology solutions for connecting unserved rural communities. The Fund is backed by the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) and managed by the GSMA. The Fund will provide grants up to GB ...
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Wei Shi, Intelligence Content Manager, Telecoms.com & Site Editor, Connecting Africa, 9/27/2018
More than two years of uncertainty over the potential availability of additional radio spectrum in South Africa came to an end this week when the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) and the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) settled a legal dispute out of court. The two parties locked horns when Icasa started an ...
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Wei Shi, Intelligence Content Manager, Telecoms.com & Site Editor, Connecting Africa, 9/25/2018
When it comes to fintech startups, one normally expects to hear about innovative solutions that enable payments and money transfers. Senegal's Sudpay is doing more than that: It recently teamed up with the local tax authorities to use its platform, called Townpay, to track and collect taxes from "micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs)."
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PRESS RELEASE, 9/20/2018
PRESS RELEASE -- Nigeria Com 2018 -- LAGOS, Nigeria -- World Telecom Labs (WTL) today announced that more than six billion calls lasting around ten billion (ten thousand million) minutes have now passed through its specialist VoIP switches deployed by five of Nigeria's interconnect exchange carriers.
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Wei Shi, Intelligence Content Manager, Telecoms.com & Site Editor, Connecting Africa, 9/18/2018
Half a year after the management announced it was planning an IPO of its African operations, major Indian telco Bharti Airtel appears to have taken concrete steps towards a London Stock Exchange listing of the business.
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Wei Shi, Intelligence Content Manager, Telecoms.com & Site Editor, Connecting Africa, 9/17/2018
WiMax may have failed in playing a major role in the 4G world, but that doesn't mean it's without its uses. For example, it's being used to provide Internet connectivity using the spectrum left unused by TV transmission -- so-called TV white spaces (TVWS).
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Richard Frankland, VP Sales EMEA, Irdeto, 10/18/2018
The pay TV market in Sub-Saharan Africa is evolving rapidly and presents an array of opportunities for operators. While traditional pay TV remains essential, operators must also be able to create new revenue streams from different tiers of programs or services. The growth in importance of OTT is undeniable in this market and around the globe, but pay TV ...
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