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 27 April 2017

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Source: Blycroft 2017

A & ME SUBSCRIBER STATISTICS: Western Africa Mobile Network Subscriber Statistics by Country: 3Q 2016
Published in issue 00765 of 27 Apr 2017
Blycroft's Mobile Network Statistics for West Africa at the end of the third quarter 2016 cover 16 states and 316.01 million subscribers. This is an increase from the 313.26 million recorded at the... More

AFGHANISTAN: Minster signs for Chinese fibre link
Published in issue 00765 of 27 Apr 2017
The Government of Afghanistan in the form of acting Telecommunications & Information Technology Minister of Afghanistan, Sayed Ahmad Shah Sadat, has signed an agreement with Chinese counterpart... More 

AFRICA: Intelsat and Liquid co-operate on enhanced connectivity
Published in issue 00765 of 27 Apr 2017
Intelsat S.A. has signed a new agreement with Liquid Telecom that provide high performance Intelsat EpicNG satellite services as part of Liquid’s offering.  Liquid Telecom has ... More

EGYPT: TE signs Orange for national roaming
Published in issue 00765 of 27 Apr 2017
Telecom Egypt (TE) and Orange Egypt have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a national roaming agreement under which TE will provide 2G, 3G and 4G services over Orange’s infrastructure... More

IRAN: Local content gets rate boost
Published in issue 00765 of 27 Apr 2017
The two lead mobile operators have reportedly cut Internet tariffs for some local Websites that offer ‘indigenous content’, according to press releases issued by both companies. This ... More

ISRAEL: Pelephone told to drop 2G CDMA services
Published in issue 00765 of 27 Apr 2017
Pelephone, the mobile unit of fixed line operator Bezeq, will close down its 2G CDMA-based network by the end of July 2017. The Ministry of Communications (MoC) said in a press release that it had ... More

JORDAN: TRC starts work on fibre database
Published in issue 00765 of 27 Apr 2017
The Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC) is commissioning a centralised database to contain the details of all of the nation’s fibre-optic networks.  The database is to be... More

KENYA: Regulator seeks QoS auditor for the second time
Published in issue 00765 of 27 Apr 2017
The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) is now seeking a company to supply, deliver and install implement a new Quality of Service monitoring system. In a public notice CA said it was in the market... More

NAMIBIA: Fibre expansion for TN
Published in issue 00765 of 27 Apr 2017
Telecom Namibia (TN) has expanded its fibre network. The national fibre backbone network is being expanded to Otjiwa (Talismanus) via Rietfontein and De Hoek from Buitepos, and is due to be completed... More

PALESTINE: Jawwal and Wataniya Mobile get green light for 3G
Published in issue 00765 of 27 Apr 2017
The ICT Development Index, which measures the development of information and communication technology, has recorded Palestine slipping three places, to a ranking of 106th in November 2016, compared... More

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