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Content posted in January 2018
Africa Stars in Airtel’s Q3 Results
Ray Le Maistre  
1/19/2018   Post a comment
While the Indian market proves tough for Bharti Airtel, revenues from its African operations are up by more than 5% in the fiscal third quarter that ended December 31, 2017.
Bango Teams Up with MTN Ghana to Launch Mobile Money Wallet in Google Play
Connecting Africa News  
1/19/2018   Post a comment
This is the first use of the MTN Mobile Money wallet to fund app store purchases, according to the partners.
Cell C On the Acquisition Trail
Connecting Africa News  
1/18/2018   Post a comment
South African operator is looking to make a couple of acquisitions to bolster its service portfolio, CEO tells Bloomberg.
Satellite Hopeful Plans Free Internet Access for Africa
Connecting Africa News  
1/17/2018   Post a comment
Quika plans to offer free connectivity to consumers, low-cost satellite broadband to SMEs.
Samsung Targets Africa Growth: Report
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1/16/2018   Post a comment
Mobile phone and electronics giant aims to boost its sales in Africa and generate 20% of its total revenues from the continent within five years, according to Reuters.
9Mobile Ownership Decision Still in Balance
Ray Le Maistre  
1/15/2018   Post a comment
Regulatory process means identity of Nigerian operator's new owner will not be announced imminently.
Huawei Pumps $100M Into South Africa Campus
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1/12/2018   Post a comment
Chinese technology giant is investing in a substantial campus facility in Johannesburg.
A Kick in the Wallet for Operators in Kenya, Chad
Ray Le Maistre  
1/12/2018   Post a comment
Kenyan operators fined for poor quality of service while tax rates have been hiked for mobile operators in Chad.
Cote d’Ivoire Imposes Tax on Mobile Money Transfers
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1/11/2018   Post a comment
This could fray some nerves in the mobile commerce community.
CETel to Connect Sites in Africa via SES's MEO Fleet
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1/10/2018   Post a comment
CETel has signed a five-year deal with SES Networks to connect new exploration and production sites in Africa via SES's medium earth orbit (MEO) O3b satellite constellation.
Analyzing South Africa's Controversial 4G Wholesale Plan
Guy Zibi  
1/10/2018   2 comments
Guy Zibi from Xalam Analytics takes stock of South Africa's proposed 4G wholesale experiment and how it could impact multiple markets.
Pay-TV Subs to Grow 74% by 2023
Ray Le Maistre  
1/9/2018   Post a comment
The number of pay-TV subscribers in sub-Saharan Africa will grow by 74% between 2017 and 2023, according to a new forecast from Digital TV Research.
MTN Hits 20 Gbit/s in 5G Trial but Needs Spectrum
Ray Le Maistre  
1/8/2018   Post a comment
South African operator has been conducting 5G trials with partner Ericsson but knows it will need more spectrum to make 5G a reality.
Zimbabwe's NetOne Strikes Loan Deal for Rural Expansion
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1/4/2018   Post a comment
Zimbabwe mobile operator has agreed a vendor financing deal with China's Huawei to help fund its network expansion in rural areas, according to local media reports.
Kenyan Authorities Drop Plans to Break Up Safaricom – Report
Iain Morris  
1/3/2018   1 comment
A proposal to curb the dominance of Safaricom by breaking it up has been jettisoned in a new regulatory report.
PEACE Subsea Cable Set for Late 2019 Launch
Ray Le Maistre  
1/3/2018   Post a comment
A new subsea cable linking East Africa and Asia is set for launch in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to the company building the network.
MTN Provides Loan Boost to IHS Towers
Connecting Africa News  
1/2/2018   Post a comment
Shareholder loan of US$231 million will ensure investment in MTN Nigeria's supporting infrastructure.
5 in Line to Acquire Nigeria's 9Mobile
Ray Le Maistre  
1/2/2018   Post a comment
Decision on sale process of troubled mobile operator delayed to January 16.




Latest Articles
While the Indian market proves tough for Bharti Airtel, revenues from its African operations are up by more than 5% in the fiscal third quarter that ended December 31, 2017.
Regulatory process means identity of Nigerian operator's new owner will not be announced imminently.
Kenyan operators fined for poor quality of service while tax rates have been hiked for mobile operators in Chad.
Guy Zibi from Xalam Analytics takes stock of South Africa's proposed 4G wholesale experiment and how it could impact multiple markets.
The number of pay-TV subscribers in sub-Saharan Africa will grow by 74% between 2017 and 2023, according to a new forecast from Digital TV Research.
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