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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LESOTHO: SIM registration mulled by LCA
Published in issue 00725 of 30 Jun 2016

The Lesotho Communications Authority (LCA) is considering the introduction of SIM card registration in a bid to curb crime committed using mobile phones.  Vodacom Group’s Chairman... More

KENYA: Safaricom continues upward path, Airtel falters
Published in issue 00725 of 30 Jun 2016

The latest data from the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) for the first quarter of 2016 finds mobile sector continuing to see growth with 38.3 million subscriptions recorded, up from 37.7 mil... More

SOUTH AFRICA: Liquid takes the initiative with Neotel deal
Published in issue 00725 of 30 Jun 2016

Liquid Telecom said on 28 June that it had agreed to acquire South African network operator Neotel, owned by Tata Communications and Nexus Connexion, for ZAR 6.55 billion (USD 427.9 illion). Liquid... More

SOUTH AFRICA: Senior Vodafone exec to head MTN
Published in issue 00724 of 23 Jun 2016

MTN Group is set to appoint Rob Shuter as its new President and Chief Executive. Shuter is due to join MTN ‘as soon as practically possible’ but not later than 1 July, UK-based Financia... More

ANGOLA: Oi arrives at final settlement for Africatel ssets
Published in issue 00724 of 23 Jun 2016

Oi announced on the 16 June that it had reached a settlement with the other shareholders of Africatel, the holding company for its African operations. Oi's wholly-owned subsidiaries PT Participacoe... More

NIGERIA: MTN breathes a sigh of relief as settlement terms agreed
Published in issue 00723 of 16 Jun 2016

MTN Nigeria is to pay the Federal Government some NGN 330 billion (USD 1.66 billion) to settle the fine for failing to meet the SIM registration deadline, MTN Group said in a statement on Friday 13... More

GABON: Regulatory framework to be re-schemed
Published in issue 00723 of 16 Jun 2016

The government has to recruit the international law firm Bird & Bird to launch the redesign of its legal and regulatory framework for telecommunications.  The government has appoint... More

SOUTH AFRICA: CSG contract renewed by MTN
Published in issue 00722 of 09 Jun 2016

US-based digital services provider CSG Systems announced on 6 June that it will extend its managed services agreement with MTN South Africa.  The managed services agreement entails syst... More

KENYA: Helios clears final regulatory hurdles
Published in issue 00722 of 09 Jun 2016

Orange’s sale of its 70 percent stake in Telkom Kenya to UK-based private equity firm Helios Investment Partners has been approved by the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK), The Nation repo... More

SOUTH AFRICA: ICASA and SABS co-operate on compliance certification
Published in issue 00722 of 09 June 2016

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) and the Executive of the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 30 March 2016 that w... More

AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST: DARE signed off by seven partners
Published in issue 00722 of 09 June 2016

On 2 June a deal was signed to construct a high-capacity submarine cable system in East Africa, branded Djibouti Africa Regional Express (DARE). The seven telcos said in a joint statement the regio... More

COTE D'IVOIRE: WorldRemit partners with MTN for inbound international payments
Published in issue 00722 of 09 June 2016

WorldRemit and MTN Cote d'Ivoire have launched ‘instant’ international remittances to MTN Mobile Money wallets. The facility allows payments to any MTN Mobile Money wallet in Cote d'Ivo... More


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