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.

News in Brief for w/e 16 February 2017

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Source: industry sources, Blycroft estimates c. Blycroft 2017

A & ME SUBSCRIBER STATISTICS: Africa Top 100 Mobile Operators 2Q 2016
Published in issue 00756 of 23 Feb 2017
The Top 100 African Mobile Operators still sees MTN Nigeria as the lead operator in Africa at the end of the first quarter, a position it has held since the first quarter of 2010. However Ethio Telecom... More

AFRICA: Better data speeds biggest reason for switching: report
Published in issue 00756 of 23 Feb 2017
Some 44 percent of data users in Sub-Saharan Africa would switch providers to get better data speeds, new research from Analysys Mason has found.  Analysys Mason’s Research Director... More

CAMEROON: Nexttel readies to launch 4G offering
Published in issue 00756 of 23 Feb 2017
Viettel Cameroon, which operates under the Nexttel moniker, is aiming to sign up a further two million new customers to increase its total mobile subscriber base to five million.  Nexttel... More

COTE D'IVOIRE: Orange confirms network upgrade by Ekinops
Published in issue 00756 of 23 Feb 2017
Fixed and mobile operator Orange Cote d’Ivoire has awarded a contract to Ekinops for the upgrade of its transmission network to meet the rising demand for data services. The national backbone... More

GHANA: MTN builds on subscriber gains in December
Published in issue 00756 of 23 Feb 2017
The National Communications Authority recorded that as at the end of 2016, the total number of mobile voice subscriptions increased from 35.01 million as at the end of the previous year to 38.3 million ... More

JORDAN: Tight targeting sinks MVNO says TRA
Published in issue 00756 of 23 Feb 2017
FRiENDi Jordan has announced it will suspend its operations of 7 March 2017, due to ‘continued financial losses’, which it blames on the high cost of operating in Jordan, notably the high... More

KENYA: CIH deal awarded to Telkom Kenya, Avanti Communications
Published in issue 00756 of 23 Feb 2017
Satellite data communications provider Avanti Communications has confirmed a deal with Telkom Kenya to provide connectivity for the government's Constituency Incubation Hubs (CIHs) initiative. The ... More

KUWAIT: Zain counts the cost of Sudan currency on operations
Published in issue 00756 of 23 Feb 2017
Zain Group has reported consolidated revenues of KWD 1.1 billion (USD 3.59 billion), a fall of 4 percent on the previous year. In its 4Q16 results, Zain said the group's consolidated EBITDA for the... More

MAURITANIA: Regulator wraps knuckles of tardy operators
Published in issue 00756 of 23 Feb 2017
Mobile operators Mauritel, Mattel and Chinguitel have been fined a combined MRO 417.2 million (USD 1.14 million) for their collective failure to register SIM cards that are active on their networks... More

TUNISIA: IoT spectrum bids invitted
Published in issue 00756 of 23 Feb 2017

The Tunisian ministry of communication technology and digital economy (MINCOM) has launched the tender process to award spectrum licences in the 863-870 MHz band, suitable for IoT services and appl... More

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