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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Chart of the Day: Middle East Mobile Penetration 4Q 2015
Middke East Mobile Penetration 4Q 2015
Source: Blycroft 2016

A & ME SUBSCRIBER STATISTICS: Africa Top 100 Mobile Operators 4Q 2015
Published in issue 00730 of 11 Aug 2016
An analysis of the Top 100 African mobile operators by subscribers finds Ethiopia's Ethio Telecom has maintained its second placed ranking, gain in the the third quarter, as Vodafone Egypt lost gro... More
BAHRAIN: TRA chalks sector revenue growth of 4.7% y-o-y
Published in issue 00730 of 11 Aug 2016
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has released its market indicators for 2015. Telecom sector revenues reached BHD 450 million (USD 1.19 billion) in 2015 compared with BHD 430 milli... More

GHANA: Airtel starts to lose mobile share in May
Published in issue 00730 of 11 Aug 2016
The number of mobile subscriptions rose to 36.54 million at the end of May 2016 from 36.39 million in April, to give a total penetration rate of 131.9 percent, according to statistics released by t... More
GUINEA: Education and healthcare targeted by Comintel deal
Published in issue 00730 of 11 Aug 2016
Comintel Corp Bhd has signed a tripartite memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of Guinea and Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Bhd (EXIM Bank) The Star reported. The deal is for the i... More

ETHIOPIA: ET eyes potential neighbouring markets
Published in issue 00730 of 11 Aug 2016
Ethio Telecom (ET) is to explore extending its reach to neighbouring countries, as part of a strategic initiative being promoted to the government, 2merkato reported.  ET’s Chief ... More
GHANA: Airtel starts to lose mobile share in May
Published in issue 00730 of 11 Aug 2016
The number of mobile subscriptions rose to 36.54 million at the end of May 2016 from 36.39 million in April, to give a total penetration rate of 131.9 percent, according to statistics released by t... More

IRAN: MTN Irancell launches TDD-LTE network
Published in issue 00730 of 11 Aug 2016
MTN Irancell has launched the first wireless home and office broadband network (TDD-LTE) on 3 August 2016 during a press conference in Mashhad. The TD-LTE network was launched simultaneously i... More
ISRAEL: Fixed, mobile number portability mooted
Published in issue 00730 of 11 Aug 2016
The Ministry of Communications (MoC) is considering abolishing the separation between mobile and fixed line telephone numbers. According to Globes, subscribers will be able to port fixed line numbe... More

KENYA: Powerco partners with Safaricom for FTTH
Published in issue 00730 of 11 Aug 2016
State-owned Kenya Power is to start rolling out fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) connections in a partnership with Safaricom in December 2016, KP’s Managing Director Ben Chumo told Citizen Digital. T... More
LEBANON: Alfa flags off 4G network
Published in issue 00730 of 11 Aug 2016
Alfa has launched its Nokia-supplied 4G LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network, offering its subscribers significantly higher download speeds of up to 262.5 Mbps.  Alfa is operated under a management co... More

RWANDA: KT Rwanda Networks taps into Tigo wholesale IP Transit service
Published in issue 00730 of 11 Aug 2016 Tigo Rwanda has commissioned a wholesale IP Transit service for KT Rwanda Networks. The wholesale IP Transit deal will see Internet international traffic from KT Rwanda Networks to transit via the ... More
NIGERIA: Glo continues to capture data users in June
Published in issue 00730 of 11 Aug 2016
The NCC’s new data subscriber for June 2016 shows Globacom showing a significant lead on its rivals.  Globacom ended June 2016 with some 26.63 million mobile data users, u from th... More

 

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