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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.
GSMA Launches Innovation Fund For Rural Connectivity
Connecting Africa News  
10/8/2018   Post a comment
GSMA calls for applications to develop solutions to improve rural connectivity in Ghana and Uganda.
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.
WTL Hails VoIP's Impact in Nigeria
Connecting Africa News  
9/20/2018   Post a comment
Capacity up and congestion down as VoIP networks take 10 billion minutes off cellular networks, according to World Telecom Labs.
Bharti Airtel's Africa IPO Plan Gathers Pace
Wei Shi  
9/18/2018   Post a 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.
Executive Interview: Olusola Teniola, President of ATCON
Connecting Africa News  
9/12/2018   Post a comment
Ahead of his appearance at Nigeria Com, Olusola Teniola, President of ATCON (Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria), discusses network sharing, digital transformation and more.
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.
MTN at Loggerheads With Nigerian Authorities – Again
Connecting Africa News  
9/7/2018   Post a comment
Already in a battle over a US$8.1 billion bank demand, MTN now faces a $2 billion tax bill from the Nigerian authorities.
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.
Vodacom Pumps R270M Into Limpopo Province Mobile Networks
Connecting Africa News  
9/6/2018   Post a comment
Vodacom has invested R270 million in its Limpopo province 3G and 4G networks during the past two years.
Executive Interview: Smile Communications Nigeria MD, Godfrey Efeurhobo
Connecting Africa News  
9/5/2018   Post a comment
Ahead of Nigeria Com 2018, Connecting Africa talks to Smile Communications Nigeria MD Godfrey Efeurhobo about opportunities, challenges and OTT competition.
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.'
Communications Authority of Kenya Tackles QoS Measurement
Connecting Africa News  
8/31/2018   Post a comment
The Communications Authority of Kenya has unveiled a new framework for the assessment of mobile quality of service.
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.
Ethio Telecom Deploys Argela's OSS, BSS
Connecting Africa News  
8/27/2018   Post a comment
Ethio Telecom has selected Argela's Network Performance Monitoring and Customer Experience Management systems.
Telkom Slams ICASA's Termination Rate Ruling
Connecting Africa News  
8/27/2018   Post a comment
Telkom condemns the Independent Communication Authority of South Africa (ICASA)'s termination rate decision as a move that will "entrench the duopoly of the largest mobile operators and reduce competition."
Telkom, Airtel Boost Their 4G Networks in Kenya
Connecting Africa News  
8/24/2018   Post a comment
Safaricom's rivals are investing in their 4G networks in an effort to bolster market share and improve customer experience.
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.
AirtelTigo Revamps Its Management Team
Connecting Africa News  
8/17/2018   Post a comment
Ghanaian operator shakes up its management team by appointing three new senior executives.
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.
Cameroon’s Nexttel Taps Gilat Telecom for Fiber Capacity
Connecting Africa News  
8/15/2018   1 comment
Gilat Telecom is providing fiber capacity in Cameroon and beyond that will support the 4G services rollout of network operator Nexttel.
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.
Safaricom CEO Slams Kenya Market Study
Connecting Africa News  
8/7/2018   Post a comment
Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore has criticized a report into Kenya's telecoms market, saying that its recommendations would punish its customers and stifle innovation.
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.
MTN's van Coller Jumps Ship to Become EOH Holdings' CEO
Connecting Africa News  
7/21/2018   Post a comment
Stephen van Coller, a senior executive at MTN Group, is to become the new CEO at South African IT services and consultancy EOH Holdings.
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.
Kirusa Unveils Roaming Solutions for African Operators
Connecting Africa News  
7/18/2018   Post a comment
Kirusa has an app-based roaming solution that, it says, can enable carriers to offer cost-effective roaming packages to their subscribers.
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.
Vodafone, Tunisie Telecom Strike Partnership Agreement
Connecting Africa News  
7/13/2018   Post a comment
Vodafone and Tunisie Telecom have struck a Partner Market agreement for Tunisia.
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.
Project Loon Seeks Operator Partners in Kenya
Connecting Africa News  
6/28/2018   1 comment
Google's Project Loon is seeking telecom operator partners in Kenya to help it offer broadband from stratospheric balloons.
Another Tower Operator Shelves IPO
Ray Le Maistre  
6/27/2018   1 comment
Now three planned mobile tower operator IPOs have been abandoned this year as IHS Towers mothballs its plan, according to reports.
Ghana's Major Mobile Operators Name New CEOs
Connecting Africa News  
6/26/2018   2 comments
Ghana's two leading mobile operators, AirtelTigo and MTN, have both appointed new CEOs.
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