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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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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 2/19/2020
Major telco group Etisalat is set to trial open RAN solutions across its markets in Africa, the Middle East and Asia using technology from Parallel Wireless.
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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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The Staff, 2/17/2020
Airtel Africa's planned IPO in Malawi has met with plenty of local demand, with all 2.2 million shares on offer, amounting to 20% of the operator's total shareholding, snapped up by investors and ready to be traded on the country's national exchange starting February 24.
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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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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 2/12/2020
MTN expects headline earnings per share (HEPS) for 2019 to be as much as 50% higher than the previous year.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 2/12/2020
As part of a group decision made by Light Reading, our parent organization, I will no longer be traveling to this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 2/11/2020
The management of Vodafone Ghana will soon be handed over to South African Vodafone subsidiary, Vodacom, to bring together the group's Sub-Saharan African operations.
AfricaCom Perspectives, 2/19/2020
Gender-responsive policy is critical for Africa and involves the integration of gender in ICT-related strategies, policies, plans and budgets, with clear gender-equality targets. So says Sylvia Mukasa (pictured left), founder and CEO of GlobalX Investments.
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