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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 2/25/2020
Econet, a Zimbabwean-founded telecom company, is keen to get into the race for a telecoms license in Ethiopia. This is according to a Bloomberg report that quotes an Econet spokesperson saying the company, through a number of its subsidiaries, "is actively developing interests in Ethiopia."
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 2/20/2020
Mobile operator Vodacom is facing trouble in its smallest African market of Lesotho where the local authority has fined it 8.2 million Maloti ($549,000) and is threatening to revoke its licence.
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The Staff, 2/18/2020
Liquid Telecom South Africa has struck a deal to provide wholesale 5G connectivity to Dimension Data's Internet Solutions (IS), which wants to offer next gen enterprise mobile services to its customer base.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 2/13/2020
Africa & Middle East continues to be a growth region for the Orange Group, which on Thursday released its full-year results for the year ended December 31, 2019.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 2/13/2020
The GSM Association (GSMA) has pulled the plug on this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, amid rising concerns related to the coronavirus outbreak and following the withdrawal of dozens of major companies from the event.
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The Staff, 2/5/2020
The World Bank is lobbying to get more investment for Africa's telecoms industry through the next phase of its African Regulatory Watch Initiative (RWI).
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 2/4/2020
Vodacom says it will be able to launch 5G services in South Africa this year with the help of its recent roaming agreement with Liquid Telecom, which will give it access to 5G spectrum.
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The Staff, 1/30/2020
Repairs have begun to fix a dual cable failure that has left South Africa and other parts of the continent with slow Internet services during the past two weeks. However, both cables are likely to only be fully repaired in mid-February.
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Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/29/2020
Middle Eastern power-broker and moneybags Saudi Telecom is poised to snap up a controlling stake in Vodafone Egypt for a cash payment of about $2.4 billion, saying the deal will aid its expansion strategy in the region.
AfricaCom Perspectives, 2/25/2020
The largest population growth globally is happening in Africa and innovation in agriculture is, without a doubt, an important tool to tackle food security for the rapidly growing population.
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