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 23 March 2017 Read more>>>

Chart of the Week: Nigeria Etisalat Mobile Subscribers & Q-o-Q % change 4Q 2013 - 4Q 2016
Nigeria Etisalat Mobile Subscribers & Q-o-Q % change 4Q 2013 - 4Q 2016 Advertisement

Source: NCC c. Blycroft 2017

A & ME SUBSCRIBER STATISTICS: MEA Major Mobile Groups 2Q 2016
Published in issue 00761 of 30 Mar 2017
Table 1: Middle East & Africa Major Groups by Mobile Subscribers 2Q 2016 v 2Q 2015 ... More

AFRICA: Orange money transfers to France blocked
Published in issue 00760 of 23 Mar 2017
The Orange group has been ordered to stop offering money transfers originating from countries belonging to the West African Monetary Union (UMOA) to countries outside the union, La Tribune Afrique ... More

ANGOLA: Iki to build mobile phone plant
Published in issue 00760 of 23 Mar 2017
Portuguese-based Iki Mobile is to invest some EUR 4 million (USD 4.3 million) to construct a mobile phone assembly plant. The plant will be erected in Luanda, and is expected to be completed by mid... More

GABON: SEEG cools on GVA infrastructure sharing
Published in issue 00760 of 23 Mar 2017
Bollore group subsidiary Vivendi Africa Group (GVA), which was awarded a telecom licence in January 2017, is reported to be facing problems in the deployment of its fibre.  GVA originally... More

KENYA: CA not in favour of Safaricom split
Published in issue 00760 of 23 Mar 2017
The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has confirmed it does not plan to force Safaricom to spin off its M-Pesa mobile money service, despite recent speculation and recommendations in a report ... More

NAMIBIA: TN provides TD-LTE coastal coverage
Published in issue 00760 of 23 Mar 2017
Huawei Technologies has completed the first phase of a time-division duplex long-term evolution (TD-LTE) high-speed wireless network roll-out on behalf of Telecom Namibia (TN), the Forum on China-... More

SAUDI ARABIA: Tower sale adviser sought by STC, Mobily
Published in issue 00760 of 23 Mar 2017
Saudi Telecom Co (STC) and Mobily are now seeking a joint adviser for their plan to merge their mobile mast operations, Reuters reported.  The two lead mobile operators have been considering... More

SENEGAL: Wari considers IPO post Tigo purchase
Published in issue 00760 of 23 Mar 2017
Wari announced it was to acquire the local mobile arm of Luxembourg-based Millicom International Cellular in February. It has now said that it will list on the West Africa stock exchange (the BRVM)... More

SOMALIA: Somnet launches 4G in capital
Published in issue 00760 of 23 Mar 2017
Somnet, a new operator based in south and central Somalia, claims to have launched the first 4G services in Somalia, in the capital Mogadishu.  Dalsan Radio reported that customers were... More

SOUTH AFRICA: Cell-C readies to welcome Lycamobile
Published in issue 00760 of 23 Mar 2017
Global MVNO Lycamobile will launch services in South Africa, Techcentral reports, citing Cell-C CEO Jose Dos Santos. Though Dos Santos declined to reveal details about the launch, he confirmed that... More 

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