The Staff, 6/19/2018
Ethiopia's government has decided to open up its telecoms market to international investors, albeit slowly, by splitting national state-owned operator EthioTelecom into two companies and then selling incremental stakes in the two operations during the coming few decades.
Connecting Africa, 6/18/2018
East Africa's nine nations will be home to 186 million mobile broadband connections (3G, 4G or 5G) by 2022, according to market forecasts from research house Ovum Ltd.
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 6/13/2018
Safaricom's management will be in an ebullient mood this week following the news that its two main rivals in the Kenyan mobile market, Airtel and Telkom, have abandoned plans to merge their operations.
Connecting Africa, 6/12/2018
PRESS RELEASE -- Johannesburg -- Africa's overall mobile phone market remained flat in Q1 2018 although smartphone shipments declined for the second successive quarter, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC). The global technology research and consulting firm's recently published Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker shows ...
PRESS RELEASE, 6/6/2018
PRESS RELEASE -- Today rain launches a new generation 4G network that will redefine how South Africans use mobile data. It is the only mobile network that focusses solely on data offerings, thereby significantly reducing the price for consumers to connect to the internet.
Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 5/30/2018
In the kind of deal classically known as 'vendor financing,' Telecom Egypt has secured a US$200 million loan from a number of Chinese financial institutions to help fund its 4G network rollout, including the deployment or core and transport network technologies.
Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 5/29/2018
MTN Ghana has started its IPO process that will see it listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange later this summer. The country's leading mobile operator is offering almost 4.64 billion shares to investors -- 35% of its total stock -- and hopes to raise 3.47 billion Ghanaian cedis (US$743 million) in a listing that would value the operator at about GHS10 ...
Connecting Africa, 5/29/2018
PRESS RELEASE -- Cell C today announces it has entered into a far-reaching roaming agreement with MTN in order to complement Cell C's own high quality network.
Connecting Africa, 5/29/2018
KT (Korea Telecom) is seeking further ICT partners across Africa following its involvement in helping to build a wholesale national 4G LTE network in Rwanda, called KT Rwanda Networks (KTRN), in collaboration with that country's government.
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