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 Week: Nigeria GSM Mobile Subscribers showing Glo+Etisalat 3Q 2014 - 4Q 2016
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Source: Blycroft 2017 

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A & ME SUBSCRIBER STATISTICS: Africa & Middle East Top 100 Mobile Operators: 3Q 2016
Published in issue 00773 of 22 Jun 2017
An analysis of the Top 100 mobile operators by subscribers in Africa and the Middle East (AME) shows MTN Group in the enviable position of being top ranked in the Middle East & Africa (MEA) region... More

KENYA: Foreign SIM cards sales considered by CA
Published in issue 00773 of 22 Jun 2017
The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) is considering plans for the sale and use of foreign SIM cards, Citizen tv reported. This is part of the International Telecommunications Union to adopt i... More

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LIBYA: RASCOM says satellite remains in its control
Published in issue 00773 of 22 Jun 2017
The Regional African Satellite Communication Organization (RASCOM) in Libya, based in Gharyan, has denied reports that that the RascomStar-QAF1 has been 'stolen' by Gulf states, the Libyan Express ... More

NIGERIA: Cost of set-top boxes for digital migration still to be addressed
Published in issue 00773 of 22 Jun 2017
The Federal Government has said that it will roll-out digital broadcasting (DSO) in six states across the six geo-political zones within the next four weeks, the Premium Times reported. The ... More 

NIGERIA: Interest in InFraCo licences quickens
Published in issue 00773 of 22 Jun 2017
Some 60 firms are reported to be currently bidding for five Infrastructure Companies (InFraCo) licences, The Guardian reported. The InFraCos are expected to deepen broadband services and ensure the... More

NIGERIA: Mubadala threatens to pull out of Etisalat
Published in issue 00773 of 22 Jun 2017
Mubadala Development Company is reported to have signalled it is withdrawing from Etisalat Nigeria, the Premium Times reported, citing people familiar with the matter.  Established in 2003... More

SENEGAL: Regulator awards three MVNO licences
Published in issue 00773 of 22 Jun 2017
Regulator Autorite de Regulation des Telecommunications et des Postes (ARTP) has awarded three MVNO licences following the call for applications on 12 April 2017,  ... More

SOUTH AFRICA: Blue Label signs equity deals for Cell-C recapitalisation
Published in issue 00773 of 22 Jun 2017
Blue Label Telecoms said on Monday 19 June that it has signed the ‘final equity transaction agreements’ for the planned recapitalisation of mobile network operator Cell-C.  ... More

TANZANIA: Vodacom listing awaiting final approval
Published in issue 00773 of 22 Jun 2017
Vodacom Tanzania is reported to have again delayed the listing of shares floated through a mandatory public offering due to regulatory delays, BusinessDailyAfrica reported. It has blamed the large ... More

ZAMBIA: MTN drives money subscriber base
Published in issue 00773 of 22 Jun 2017
MTN Zambia is encouraging its 5.6 million subscribers to also take up its mobile money service. To this end it is offering a number of incentives, including the micro lending service Kongola loans.... More

~ & FINALLY..: In brief...
Published in issue 00773 of 22 Jun 2017
Africa: Digital development - A Digital Journalism Initiative is being supported by Google. It intends to train 6,000 African journalists within the next nine months. Head of Training... More


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