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'Africa & Middle East Telecom-Week' is a cost-effective way of monitoring the fixed and mobile telecommunications sector in Africa and the Middle East, with its weekly market update service combing news and statistical analysis in the form of charts and tables: this data is both hard-to-find and unique to the publication.

News in Brief for w/e 26 July 2017

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Chart of the Week: Vodacom Mobile Subscribers by Operation 2Q 2015 - 2Q 2017
Vodacom Mobile Subscribers by Operator 2Q 2015 - 2Q 2017

Source: Vodacom Copyright: Blycroft 2017

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A & ME SUBSCRIBER STATISTICS: Western Africa Mobile Network Subscriber Statistics by Country: 4Q 2016
Published in issue 00778 of 27 Jul 2017
Blycroft's Mobile Network Statistics for West Africa at the end of the fourth quarter 2016 cover 16 states and 319.85 million subscribers. This is an increase from the 314.63 million recorded at the... More
BAHRAIN: Batelco profit falls to USD 50 million
Published in issue 00778 of 27 Jul 2017
Batelco Group has posted a net profit of BHD 19 million (USD 50.4 million) for the first half of 2017. This represented a 16 percent fall compared to the same period in 2016 and a quarter-on-quarter... More
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CONGO BRAZZAVILLE: Azur readies to join broadband-enabled rivals
Published in issue 00778 of 27 Jul 2017
On 15 July 2017 Azur Telecom announced the launch dates of its 3G network in the Central African Republic and the Congo, Agence Ecofin reported. According to Chairman and CEO Jean Bruno Obambi its ... More

CAMEROON: Vodafone expands footprint with Camtel deal
Published in issue 00778 of 27 Jul 2017
Vodafone Cameroon has signed a network sharing agreement with national telecoms operator Cameroon Telecommunications (CAMTEL), Business in Cameroon reported. The deal, which was  formalized on... More 

KENYA: Fears expressed over DMS backdoor
Published in issue 00778 of 27 Jul 2017

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has told the administrators of WhatsApp groups that they will be held responsible for any material shared on the platforms prior to the general election on... More

GHANA: MTN signs for additional tv content
Published in issue 00778 of 27 Jul 2017
IPTV operator Ziptv has teamed up with MTN on 20 July to offer premium channels and on-demand videos to the latter's customers. The over-the-top (OTT) platform is a subsidiary of Broadband Home Ltd... More

MOROCCO: Moov restructuring pays off for Maroc in 1H17
Published in issue 00778 of 27 Jul 2017
Maroc Telecom group's adjusted net profit rose by 5.7 percent to MAD 2.92 billion (USD 297.8 million) in the first six months to 30 June from MAD 2.77 billion (USD 282.5 million) in the same period... More
LIBERIA: Google to enhance metro networks
Published in issue 00778 of 27 Jul 2017
Google has launched a project in Liberia to work with service providers to offer better Internet-related services. President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf expressed the hope that the coming of Google to Liberia... More

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NIGERIA: MNP success for 9Mobile
Published in issue 00778 of 27 Jul 2017
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has published the porting data for May in its ‘Incoming and Outgoing Porting Activities of Mobile Network Operators Report’, posted on its ... More
NIGERIA: 9Mobile seeks investors
Published in issue 00778 of 27 Jul 2017
Mobile operator 9Mobile has said it is open to new investors after dropping the Etisalat Nigeria brand. The gap left by Mubadala and Etisalat of the United Arab Emirates is now available to be fill... More

SAUDI ARABIA: Mobily records SAR 353 million net loss in first half
Published in issue 00778 of 27 Jul 2017
Mobile operator Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) has published its financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2017, and has reported a 15 percent fall in revenues year-on-year to SAR 5.719 billion ... More
RWANDA: RISA DG announces Cyber Security Agency
Published in issue 00778 of 27 Jul 2017
According to the new Director General of the Rwanda Information Society Authority (RISA), Innocent Muhizi, the government is to establish an autonomous Cyber Security Agency. Muhizi made the comment... More

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