Africa & Middle East telecoms: cost-effective market analysis & data

'Africa & Middle East Telecom-Week' provides a cost-effective way of monitoring the fixed and mobile telecommunications sector in africa and the Middle East with its weekly market update service which combines news with statistical analysis in the forma of charts and tables: this data is both hard-to-find and unique to the publication. In its 48 issues each year it covers all aspects of regional wireless and wireline news, and is sent via e-mail each Thursday as a PDF attachment.

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Afghanistan: Framework contract - MCIT’s Notice for the selection of individual consultant ‘to design the framework for certifications and the standards of the IT industry’ has been awarded to Korean-based Lee Nag Yeon. The Ministry noted that 5 CVs were ... Read more >>> 
Posted 25 May 2016 

Cameroon: Fibre finance - US lender William F Clark & Co is to finance the extension of state-owned CamTel’s fibre-optic cable network from 6,000km to 20,000km. Bloomberg quotes CamTel’s General Manager David Kotto Emane as saying that ‘the extension will ... Read more >>> 
Posted 25 May 2016 

Iran: Spectrum sharing - In August 2014 Azerbaijan and Iran signalled that they were readying for regulation of frequencies in their shared border areas. The Trend now reports that agreement has been reached. The parties monitored the bands used by both states for ... Read more >>> 
Posted 25 May 2016 

Kenya: Loan relaunch - Mobile loan provider Mkopo Rahisi is henceforth to be known as Tala, hapakenya reported. The service launched in Kenya in 2014. It is a product of Inventure, which was founded by Shivani Siroya who is also the current CEO. The service ... Read more >>> 
Posted 25 May 2016 

Kuwait/Iraq: Better bookings - Zain Group has partnered with Booking.com to offer Zain subscribers additional complimentary mobile services for using the hotel service in Kuwait and Iraq through a dedicated URL. Insertion of a phone number on completion of a booking ... Read more >>> 
Posted 25 May 2016 

Morocco: Games blocked - The Gamasutra Website reports that Maroc Telecom has blocked access to Steam and other online games sites as it tightens the ban on VoIP (voice over IP) traffic. NeoGAF and Reddit users claim to be affected, although Maroc Telecom ... Read more >>> 
Posted 25 May 2016 

Rwanda: Streaming video - Innovation Village has launched a VoD streaming site called Journal. The New Times notes that the platform (www.journal.rw) provides an avenue to share high definition video content, and seeks to leverage digital technology to ... Read more >>> 
Posted 25 May 2016 

Tunisia: Renewal rules - National Telecommunications Authority (INT) is in the process of reviewing the rules relating to mobile subscription renewals, and has accordingly published a consultation on subscription model contracts for telecom services. It is ... Read more >>> 
Posted 25 May 2016