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Africa the Bright Spot for Bharti Airtel
Ray Le Maistre  
4/25/2018   1 comment
While Indian operator faces major challenges in its domestic market, its operations in Africa continued to grow and thrive during the first three months of this year, underpinned by investments in mobile broadband.
Is Safaricom's Dominance in Kenya Under Threat?
Ray Le Maistre  
4/19/2018   Post a comment
There's talk of a complex merger in Kenya between Safaricom's two main rivals but warning bells should sound for the regulator.
From 5G to 2G: What Is Relevant Depends on Where You Are
Bradley Shaw  
4/17/2018   Post a comment
Topics such as expanding infrastructure sharing to the radio access network (RAN) and opening up the market to open source-based network infrastructure are far more relevant to Africa than 5G, argues Bradley Shaw.
Mobile Ecosystem To Be Worth $50B+ to West Africa By 2022 – GSMA
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4/12/2018   Post a comment
The mobile ecosystem is set to be worth more than US$50 billion to the West African economy by 2022, according to a new study from the GSM Association (GSMA), which points to strong subscriber and mobile broadband growth.
Price Controls Would Harm Kenya Telecom Market, Says Think Tank
Iain Morris  
4/5/2018   Post a comment
Institute of Economic Affairs slams regulator's proposals as a 'major policy reversal' that could damage the market.
Senegal's New ISPs Launch Services
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3/28/2018   Post a comment
Newly licensed ISPs Waw, Africa Access and Arc Informatique have all launched commercial services, bringing additional broadband opportunities to Senegal.
MTN Ghana Heads for IPO
Ray Le Maistre  
3/23/2018   Post a comment
MTN is closing in on the local listing of its operation in Ghana in order to meet the terms of its 4G license.
Teleology Closes In on 9mobile Acquisition
Ray Le Maistre  
3/22/2018   Post a comment
Pays $50 million deposit and prepares for full ownership of Nigeria's fourth mobile operator within 90 days.
Unitel Lands Zambia's Fourth Mobile License
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3/21/2018   Post a comment
Investment and job creation promised as new licenses are awarded to Unitel, part-owned by Africa's richest woman.
Sale of Nigeria's 9mobile in Turmoil
Ray Le Maistre  
3/20/2018   1 comment
Media reports of a lack of due process in the sale of 9mobile spell bad news for the Nigerian mobile operator.
Helios Towers Abandons IPO Plan
Ray Le Maistre  
3/19/2018   Post a comment
Mobile towers company kills plan to float about 25% of the company's stock as speculation emerges of a potential M&A move.
Lower Smartphone Prices Drive Nigeria's Mobile Penetration – Report
Ray Le Maistre  
3/19/2018   Post a comment
Smartphone prices have dropped dramatically in Nigeria during the past few years, helping to fuel a surge in mobile user numbers, according to a new market report from e-commerce company Jumia.
Rain Readies for a Mobile Data Launch
Ray Le Maistre  
3/14/2018   Post a comment
South Africa's mobile data challenger Rain is preparing to launch its 4G services with a focus on making things simple for customers, notes the operator's CIO.
Kenya's 4G Hopefuls Wait for Spectrum Ruling
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3/13/2018   Post a comment
Two consortia are hoping to be awarded valuable spectrum for 4G services.
Orange Names New CEO for Africa & Middle East
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3/9/2018   Post a comment
Alioune Ndiaye has been appointed as CEO of Orange Middle East and Africa.
MTN Predicts Strong Growth Following Network Investments
Ray Le Maistre  
3/8/2018   Post a comment
MTN expects Nigeria and South Africa to be the engines of growth for the next few years as it reports favorable full year financials.
Orange Upgrades 4G With Nokia
Ray Le Maistre  
3/7/2018   Post a comment
Operator is investing in a major upgrade of its radio access network infrastructure in seven countries using technology from Nokia.
Telkom Kenya Lines Up $40M Loan for Network Upgrade
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3/6/2018   Post a comment
Operator set to get a loan towards a US$92 million network expansion project.
Vodafone Uganda Files for Bankruptcy
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3/5/2018   Post a comment
Mobile data service provider has appointed an administrator after suffering financial, administrative and service delivery failures in a crowded market.
Helios Towers Plans IPO
Ray Le Maistre  
3/2/2018   Post a comment
Tower infrastructure company plans to list 25% of its shares on the London and Johannesburg exchanges in a move that should value the company at more than $2 billion.
MTN Teams Up With ZTE for 5G
Ray Le Maistre  
2/28/2018   Post a comment
Operator will collaborate with ZTE on 5G architectures for its networks in Africa and the Middle East.
Is South Africa About to Award 4G Spectrum and Incentivize Fiber Rollouts?
Ray Le Maistre  
2/22/2018   Post a comment
Budget review suggests an end to the delays in spectrum licensing and a reduction in the tax burden on network cable investments.
Kwesé Acquires Stake in iflix Africa
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2/22/2018   Post a comment
Econet Media's TV services unit Kwesé has acquired a 'significant stake' in video content specialist iflix Africa.
Orange Hails Africa Recovery, Expects Margin Growth
Iain Morris  
2/21/2018   Post a comment
Orange CEO says 'mutualization' efforts in Africa are likely to buoy earnings this year.
Safaricom Safe From the Splits, but Rural Network Sharing Likely
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2/21/2018   Post a comment
Market recommendations for Kenya no longer include separating M-PESA from its parent Safaricom, the country's dominant mobile operator, but the operator will likely be forced to share its network in some rural areas.
Is There an Appetite for an African Mobile IPO?
Ray Le Maistre  
2/19/2018   Post a comment
Bharti Airtel is considering an IPO of its Africa operations, but might investors be as keen as the operator?
Will Standard Bank Add to South Africa's MVNO Mix?
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2/14/2018   Post a comment
Reports suggest Standard Bank is preparing to launch a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) business in South Africa, a market already hosting multiple such operations.
Safaricom Launches Songa Music Streaming Service
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2/13/2018   Post a comment
Safaricom has launched a new all-inclusive music streaming service for customers and artistes.
SatADSL Targets Africa's MNOs with Cloud-Based Satellite Service Delivery Platform
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2/12/2018   Post a comment
SatADSL leverages the cloud to enable new innovative business models for mobile network operators in Africa.
9mobile Loses More Market Share as it Awaits New Owner
Ray Le Maistre  
2/12/2018   Post a comment
Nigeria's mobile market is growing but 9mobile's customers base is shrinking, according to the latest statistics from the country's telecoms watchdog.
MTN Looks Set for Nigeria IPO -- Report
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2/9/2018   Post a comment
An IPO for MTN's Nigeria business looks to be back on the table following a more settled financial year.
Why Africa's Mobile Operators Are In a Fine Mess
Ray Le Maistre  
2/7/2018   Post a comment
More and more of Africa's mobile operators are being hit with fines and financial penalties, finds a new report.
Millicom Now Focused on Tanzania, Chad
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2/6/2018   Post a comment
Operator has shrunk its business in Africa and now operates in just two markets.
Orange Teams With CNED on Educational Content
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2/2/2018   Post a comment
Mobile service provider has partnered with the CNED (National Distance Learning Centre) to distribute educational content via smartphones.
Blaze Invests Millions in Campus Customer Service Zones
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2/2/2018   Post a comment
Safaricom's youth network has unveiled the first of seven BLAZE Campus Experience Zones.
Vodacom Reports Revenues Hike of 6.7%
Ray Le Maistre  
2/1/2018   1 comment
For the quarter ended December 31, 2017, Vodacom reported group revenues up by 6.7% to R22.6 billion.
Ericsson's Sales, Staff Numbers Shrink
Ray Le Maistre  
1/31/2018   Post a comment
As telecoms vendor giant Ericsson continues to report losses and execute a turnaround strategy, its revenues and staff numbers dipped in the Middle East and Africa during 2017.
Safaricom Slashes Home Data Prices by More Than 50%
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1/31/2018   Post a comment
Safaricom home customers to enjoy discounted 3G/4G bundles as alternative to home fiber.
Teleology in Driving Seat to Buy 9mobile
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1/29/2018   Post a comment
Not surprisingly, the highest bidder has been identified as the favorite to take control of Nigeria's fourth mobile operator, according to local reports.
MTN Targets 3x Growth in Mobile Money Subs by 2021
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1/24/2018   Post a comment
CEO tells Deloitte Africa event attendees of the mobile giant's ambitions in customer growth and mobile money service usage.
Kenya Launches Mobile Money Interoperability Trial
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1/22/2018   Post a comment
The Communications Authority of Kenya announces the launch of a mobile financial services trial, setting stage for lower cross networks transactions costs.
9Mobile Bids: And Then There Were Two
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1/22/2018   Post a comment
It's a two-horse race to become the new majority shareholder in Nigerian mobile operator 9Mobile, according to local reports.
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.
Cell C On the Acquisition Trail
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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.
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.
Analyzing South Africa's Controversial 4G Wholesale Plan
Guy Zibi  
1/10/2018   3 comments
Guy Zibi from Xalam Analytics takes stock of South Africa's proposed 4G wholesale experiment and how it could impact multiple markets.
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.
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