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MTN Nigeria profit soars in 2022
  • Paula Gilbert
MTN Nigeria has reported a strong set of results for 2022, with profit up over 20% and users growing 10% despite SIM registration challenges, high inflation rates and macroeconomic pressure.
Elon Musk's Starlink to enter Kenyan market
  • Matshepo Sehloho
SpaceX's satellite Internet company, Starlink, has announced that it will launch in Kenya in the second quarter of 2023, pending regulatory approval.
SA's best mobile network in 2022 revealed
  • Paula Gilbert
MTN has been ranked the best mobile network in South Africa for the third year in a row, according to MyBroadband Insights' 2022 Mobile Network Quality Report.
MTN Ghana vows to fight hefty back taxes bill
  • Matshepo Sehloho
MTN Ghana has vowed to contest a hefty tax bill imposed by the Ghana Revenue Authority for alleged outstanding tax obligations over a four-year period.
Telecom Egypt, Huawei unveil eco-friendly tower
  • Connecting Africa News
Telecom Egypt has become the first operator in Africa to roll out an eco-friendly wireless network tower made of fiber-reinforced polymer, in partnership with Huawei.
Turkcell not giving up on MTN Iran battle
  • Paula Gilbert
Turkcell looks set to continue a court battle with MTN over a license in Iran; while the case was dismissed by the South African High Court, Turkcell is preparing to appeal.
Angola begins re-privatization of Unitel
  • Matshepo Sehloho
Angola's Institute for Management of State Assets and Stakes has started a re-privatization process for state-owned operator Unitel.
MTN Ghana blocks 5.7M unregistered SIMs
  • Matshepo Sehloho
MTN Ghana has complied with the government's directive to block subscribers who have not completed the country's SIM registration process, blocking 5.7 million users on December 2.
Interview: Fadi Pharaon on Ericsson's 5G rollout in Africa
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President of Ericsson Middle East and Africa, Fadi Pharaon, spoke to Connecting Africa at the Africa Tech Festival about trends that Ericsson is seeing in the industry and the status of 5G on the continent.
Orange launches 5G in Botswana
  • Paula Gilbert
Orange's new commercial 5G network in Botswana is the company's first in Africa, with six more countries in the pipeline for 2023.
MNO case study DCB protect
  • Information Resources
How Orange Cameroon decreased customer complaints and boosted their revenue with Evina’s anti-fraud solutions for carrier billing.
Mobile Money vs. Fraud
  • Information Resources
Everything you need to know to get rid of fraud on mobile money and grow your business tremendously.
Accelerating Africa's business opportunities with an adaptable 5G
  • Partner Perspectives
Connecting Africa sat down with Red Hat Principal Product Marketing Manager, Rob McManus, to talk about how telecommunications service providers can embrace new technology to better capitalize on the opportunities presented by 5G. #sponsored
Safaricom launches commercial 5G in Kenya
  • Matshepo Sehloho
Kenya's largest telecommunications company Safaricom has launched commercial 5G high-speed Internet service in the East African country.
Orange Africa growth on course to hit target
  • Matshepo Sehloho
French operator Orange's operations in Africa and the Middle East grew slightly in the third quarter and will likely meet its annual growth target of around 6%.
MTN SA 'crowd sourcing' electricity for network
  • Paula Gilbert
MTN South Africa has launched a new program to crowd-source additional generator capacity from small businesses to help bolster its network resilience as daily power cuts continue.
Telecel Zimbabwe set for corporate rescue
  • Matshepo Sehloho
The Communication and Allied Service Workers Union of Zimbabwe has asked the country's High Court to place Telecel under corporate rescue.
Tanzania rakes in US$187.5M from spectrum auction
  • Paula Gilbert
The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority confirmed that four operators will pay a combined US$187.5 million for spectrum after a successful auction was concluded this week.
Safaricom network goes live in Addis Ababa
  • Paula Gilbert
Safaricom Ethiopia has officially switched on its mobile network and services in the capital, Addis Ababa, with plans to be in 25 cities by April 2023.
ITU plans to bridge smartphone access gap
  • Matshepo Sehloho
The ITU and UNESCO's Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development have published a report that proposes solutions to the global lack of Internet access.
SA regulator extends spectrum feedback deadline
  • Matshepo Sehloho
South African regulator ICASA has extended the deadline for public comment on the second phase of the country's spectrum licensing process to September 30, 2022.
MTN Nigeria launches commercial 5G
  • Paula Gilbert
MTN Nigeria has officially launched its commercial 5G network, after testing the technology across seven cities last month.
3G sunset too soon for SA, operators say
  • Paula Gilbert
A 2025 deadline set by South Africa's government to shut down 3G networks is too soon for some local operators who think more discussions are needed between the public and private sector.
SA government proposes spectrum trading & sharing
  • Paula Gilbert
The South African government is proposing spectrum trading and even "subletting" as options to better manage the country's spectrum resources and help SMMEs join the telecoms sector.
Should SA switch off 2G & 3G?
  • Paula Gilbert
Plans for South Africa to shut down its 2G and 3G networks over the next three years have met with mixed reactions from local analysts.
MTN Nigeria signs BSS tech deal with Tecnotree
  • Matshepo Sehloho
MTN Nigeria has signed a deal with Finnish global provider of digital transformation solutions Tecnotree for the deployment of 5G-ready digital BSS solutions.
Nokia and Safaricom complete 5G slicing trial
  • Industry Announcements
Nokia and Safaricom have completed Africa's first fixed wireless access network slicing deployment on a live 4G and 5G commercial network. #pressrelease
Omdia View: July 2022
  • Guest Perspectives
Kenya and Zambia move towards 5G with new spectrum allocations while Tunisie Telecom plans to shut down its 3G network - that and more in this month's Omdia View.
SA telco alliance aims to bolster collaboration
  • Matshepo Sehloho
The newly-launched Association of Communications and Technology aims to facilitate seamless collaboration between South Africa's telcos on non-competitive industry matters.
Nigerian broadband penetration increases to 44.5%
  • Matshepo Sehloho
The Nigerian Communications Commission said the country is on its way to reach its 70% broadband penetration target by 2025, after a 4% increase from February to July.
Zambia's regulator revises 5G spectrum roadmap
  • Matshepo Sehloho
The Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) has updated the issuing of 5G spectrum in the country to improve competition in the ICT sector.
MTN Nigeria to launch 5G by September
  • Paula Gilbert
MTN says it is on track to launch 5G services across Nigeria by the end of the third quarter of 2022, as it reports strong half-year earnings.
Orange eyes expansion into Nigeria
  • Matshepo Sehloho
International telecom operator, Orange, wants to play a part in the Nigeria's telecoms sector and has vowed to invest in the country's mobile, data, fixed and fintech services.
Airtel pays $40M for Kenyan spectrum
  • Paula Gilbert
Airtel Africa is paying US$40 million for a 15-year spectrum license in Kenya, to expand its 4G network and rollout 5G in the future.
Omdia View: June 2022
  • Guest Perspectives
5G was the major news trend across Africa in June, as Orange became the first operator to launch 5G in Réunion and operators in Senegal accelerated their 5G plans despite spectrum delays.
Breaking: MTN wants to buy Telkom SA
  • Paula Gilbert
MTN Group is looking to buy Telkom South Africa, in a deal that would see consolidation of the second- and third-biggest mobile operators in SA.
5G is lighting up the future of North Africa
  • Partner Perspectives
Huawei's Chris Meng discusses the future of 5G in North Africa and how supportive policies, especially on spectrum, can help facilitate accelerated 5G deployment in the region.
MTN is SA's fastest network – report
  • Matshepo Sehloho
MTN has been ranked as South Africa's best network for speed and network quality, according to the MyBroadband Insights Q2 2022 Mobile Network Quality Report.
Botswana's BTC sees revenue decline
  • Paula Gilbert
Botswana Telecommunications Corporation's revenue for the past financial year dropped 2%, as growth in its data business failed to offset declining voice revenue.


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Omdia View: July 2022

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Kenya and Zambia move towards 5G with new spectrum allocations while Tunisie Telecom plans to shut down its 3G network - that and more in this month's Omdia View.

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Omdia View: June 2022

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5G was the major news trend across Africa in June, as Orange became the first operator to launch 5G in Réunion and operators in Senegal accelerated their 5G plans despite spectrum delays.

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