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Zimbabweans Blocked From Social Media, Public Internet
Wei Shi  
1/16/2019   Post a comment
Amidst anti-government protests and riots, the country's telecom operators and ISPs followed directives to shut down social media and went even further, blocking Internet access for 24 hours.
Who Might Buy Millicom's African Assets?
Ray Le Maistre  
1/16/2019   Post a comment
With Liberty Latin America in talks to acquire Millicom, what will become of the latter's African assets?
Helios Towers Teams With Vulatel to Expand into South Africa
Wei Shi  
1/15/2019   Post a comment
Entering into the most advanced telecom market on the African continent may also help the company's ambition to go public.
Airtel & Telkom Rekindle Kenyan Merger Talks – Reports
Wei Shi  
1/14/2019   Post a comment
The prospect of a merger between Kenya's second- and third-largest mobile operators appears to have been revived.
Nigeria's 9mobile Suffers Further Turmoil
Wei Shi  
1/9/2019   Post a comment
Reports suggest that Teleology, the new owner, has decided to withdraw, but the situation is far from clear.
Nigeria's Mobile Market Continues to Grow, as Do 9mobile's Woes
Wei Shi  
1/7/2019   Post a comment
The Nigerian mobile market may be growing, but 9mobile's customer base is still shrinking.
Tigo Senegal Plans Network Boost with Ericsson
Ray Le Maistre  
12/20/2018   Post a comment
Three-year network modernization program will see Ericsson's radio access network gear deployed at more than 1,000 sites.
Safaricom Trials TubeStar Base Station
Ray Le Maistre  
12/6/2018   Post a comment
Kenyan operator is putting a new base station design to the test.
5G Will Roll Out in Nigeria by 2020, Says Regulator
Wei Shi  
12/4/2018   1 comment
The Nigerian Communications Commission says the country will be ready to launch next-generation cellular networks in 2020, despite low current 4G penetration.
MTN Set to Cover 90% of South African Population With 4G
Wei Shi  
11/29/2018   1 comment
More than 50 million South Africans will be covered by 4G by the end of 2018, according to MTN, making it the first operator in the country to hit that mark.
Orange Eyes 5G Launches in Africa, Middle East
Ray Le Maistre  
11/26/2018   1 comment
There are still many challenges to overcome to make 5G network deployments efficient but Orange is confident that 5G will be coming to Africa and the Middle East from 2020.
AfricaCom 2018 Day 1: The Roads, the Chase & a Monoblock Phone
Wei Shi  
11/13/2018   Post a comment
Africa's largest telecom trade show, the 21st iteration of AfricaCom, opened today in Cape Town. Connecting Africa is reporting the most eye-catching stories from the show.
MTN Edges Out Vodacom to Claim SA's Mobile Video Quality Crown
Wei Shi  
11/13/2018   Post a comment
Mobile video users in South Africa can enjoy a good experience, better than in some advanced European countries, despite constrained download speeds, according to a report by OpenSignal.
Africa's Digital Future Looks Bright: Ovum
Wei Shi  
11/8/2018   Post a comment
The newly published Africa Digital Outlook 2019 report identifies mobile broadband access, mobile money, digital services and 5G as the growth sectors.
Safaricom Reports Strong Growth in Fiscal First Half
Ray Le Maistre  
11/2/2018   Post a comment
Kenyan market leader continues to add customers and grow its revenues, earnings and network coverage but there are clouds on the horizon.
Learning from India's Smart Feature Phone Revolution
Partner Perspectives  
10/31/2018   Post a comment
Why the Reliance Jio model can provide a blueprint for broader mobile internet adoption in Africa.
Africa's 4G User Base Doubling Every Year — Report
Wei Shi  
10/29/2018   Post a comment
There will be more 4G users than 3G users in Africa by 2021, according to a new industry forecast from research firm Xalam Analytics.
Millicom's Mobile Ops Still Growing
Ray Le Maistre  
10/26/2018   Post a comment
Millicom may not be focused on its African mobile operations and more but what it still owns continued to add customers during the third quarter.
Six Investors to Pump $1.25B into Airtel Africa
Ray Le Maistre  
10/25/2018   Post a comment
Singtel and SoftBank among the companies taking a stake in Airtel Africa ahead of its IPO.
MTN Vows to Connect the Unconnected With Facebook-Inspired TIP Tech
Wei Shi  
10/18/2018   Post a comment
By banking on initiatives from the Facebook-backed Telcom Infra Project (TIP) to disaggregate cellular networks, MTN and other operators are recruiting startup vendors to help deliver data connections to the under-served.
Uganda Telecom Finally Found a Buyer
Wei Shi  
10/16/2018   Post a comment
The Nigerian company Teleology has acquired a majority share in struggling UTL for US$71 million.
MTN Goes to Court Over $10B Demands in Nigeria
Ray Le Maistre  
10/11/2018   Post a comment
Frustrated with at times contradictory financial demands from the Nigerian authorities that run to US$10.1 billion, MTN has taken the issues to court.
Spectrum Hope for SA's Mobile Operators
Wei Shi  
9/27/2018   Post a comment
Following a legal settlement, South Africa's planned spectrum auction will be called off while the minister withdraws legal action against the regulator, but a new agreement is in the works.
Senegal's Fintech Startup Sudpay Is Playing the Taxman
Wei Shi  
9/25/2018   1 comment
Sudpay will help the local tax authorities track and collect taxes to finance local public services, in exchange for a commission.
Bharti Airtel's Africa IPO Plan Gathers Pace
Wei Shi  
9/18/2018   1 comment
Major Indian telco is believed to have appointed banks to coordinate the IPO of its African business.
Mozambique Refarming TV White Spaces to Provide Internet Connectivity
Wei Shi  
9/17/2018   Post a comment
Using WiMax to connect sparse populations in rural areas could be an efficient route to providing Internet access for other markets too.
Comsol & Samsung Turn On 5G Pilot in South Africa
Wei Shi  
9/11/2018   Post a comment
The pilot network delivered a download speed of 1.7 Gbit/s.
A New Approach To Roaming
Godslove Adagbonyin  
9/6/2018   Post a comment
Godslove Adagbonyin argues that Africa's mobile operators need to get creative in order to offer their customers an attractive roaming deal.
MTN Ghana Boasts IPO Success
Ray Le Maistre  
8/31/2018   Post a comment
But MTN didn't raise as much as hoped.
MTN Hits Back at Repatriation Funds Claims
Ray Le Maistre  
8/31/2018   Post a comment
MTN says it has done nothing wrong as the Central Bank of Nigeria demands that US$8.1 billion be 'refunded.'
Will Vodacom Strike Roaming Deal With Telkom?
Ray Le Maistre  
8/29/2018   Post a comment
With Cell C now roaming buddies with MTN, will Vodacom strike a deal with Telkom?
Vodacom Boasts Africa's First 5G Service
Ray Le Maistre  
8/28/2018   Post a comment
Don't get too excited… the operator has connected just two customers in Lesotho.
Cell C Boosts Subs & Sales but Not Everyone's Happy
Ray Le Maistre  
8/22/2018   Post a comment
South African mobile operator is growing its revenues and subscriber numbers but investors of its main shareholder, Blue Label Telecoms, are not happy.
Mobile Number Portability Is Finally Coming to Côte d'Ivoire – Hopefully
Wei Shi  
8/21/2018   Post a comment
Ivorian mobile users will be able to switch operators without losing their numbers from September.
Most African Countries Have Some 4G Service: Report
Ray Le Maistre  
8/16/2018   1 comment
More than three quarters of Africa's nations will have some 4G mobile services by the end of this year, according to research house GlobalData.
Is South Africa Close to a 4G Spectrum Breakthrough?
Ray Le Maistre  
8/14/2018   Post a comment
The uncertainty is crushing the market…
Mixed Bag for MTN in H1
Ray Le Maistre  
8/8/2018   Post a comment
The operator added subscribers and improved margins but its debts and challenges in Iran and other markets are making investors nervous.
Congolese Minister Eyes 5G Opportunity
Wei Shi  
8/3/2018   Post a comment
A partnership between Spanish technology company Applus+ and the Congolese telecom incumbent could provide a spur to 5G in the central African country.
DR Congo: Is Reaganomics Coming to the Rescue?
Wei Shi  
7/31/2018   Post a comment
The GSMA has recommended the Democratic Republic of Congo lower taxes on the mobile industry to provide a boost for the industry as well as the government's coffers.
Orange Boosted by Data Demand
Iain Morris  
7/26/2018   Post a comment
Orange reports strong growth in sales and earnings, thanks to consumer appetite for mobile data services.
Most of Sub-Saharan Africa Will Be on Mobile Grid by 2025: GSMA
Wei Shi  
7/25/2018   Post a comment
New GSMA report predicts that 52% of the sub-Saharan population will be connected to mobile networks by 2025.
GSMA on the Impact of Spectrum License Fees: Is It Really That Simple?
Wei Shi  
7/24/2018   Post a comment
The GSMA believes high spectrum prices are responsible for the low adoption of mobile communication, in particular mobile data usage, in developing countries, but we think there's more to it than that.
Smart Cities, 5G & IoT Take Center Stage at AfricaCom 2018
Amy Turner  
7/20/2018   1 comment
Africa's digerati are set to converge on the annual AfricaCom event in Cape Town once again to figure out the continent's connected future, analyse the potential of 5G, identify how IoT and smart cities could play a role in Africa's digital development… and much more.
Telkom Kenya Strikes Commercial Service Deal With Google's Loon
Ray Le Maistre  
7/20/2018   Post a comment
Kenyan operator will work with Google's Loon to launch a 4G mobile broadband service in rural and suburban areas starting next year.
MTN Could Exit 3 West African Markets – Report
Wei Shi  
7/19/2018   Post a comment
Mobile operator MTN may be considering pulling out of Liberia, Guinea and Guinea-Bissau, but may enter long coveted Angola and Ethiopia.
Chad to Auction New Mobile License
Wei Shi  
7/17/2018   Post a comment
The telecom regulator of Chad has issued an invitation for tender to auction out a new mobile licence covering 2G, 3G and 4G.
Namibia's MTC Helps Polar Power Switch On Its Africa Operation
Ray Le Maistre  
7/12/2018   Post a comment
Polar Power has launched operations in Africa and has a deal to provide power and cooling products to Namibia's leading mobile operator.
Vodacom Joins Race to Prove 5G's Value
Ray Le Maistre  
7/9/2018   Post a comment
South African operator used 5G and virtual reality technology at the 2018 Vodacom Durban July horse race over the weekend.
Sudatel Checks Out 5G, FTTH With Nokia
Ray Le Maistre  
7/3/2018   Post a comment
Sudanese operator is to trial enhanced 4G, 5G and fixed fiber broadband access technologies as it considers services evolution.
MTN, Ericsson Take 5G on the Road
Ray Le Maistre  
6/29/2018   Post a comment
MTN South Africa has teamed up with Ericsson on the first automotive use case demonstrating 5G mobility in Africa.
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