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Chart of the Week: Africa Mobile Subscribers by Region 1999 - 2017
Africa Mobile Subscribers by Region 1999 - 2017

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A & ME SUBSCRIBER STATISTICS: Eastern Africa Mobile Network Subscriber Statistics by Country: 3Q 2017
Published in issue 00818 of 24 May 2018Blycroft's Mobile Network Statistics for East Africa cover 13 states and 230.99 million subscribers in the third quarter of 2017, up from 226.71 million in the previous quarter - an increase of 1.9... More

BENIN: Blewett allowed back by Benin government
Published in issue 00818 of 24 May 2018
Minister of the Interior, Sacca Lafia has notified the Director General of MTN Benin, Stephen Blewett in a letter dated 15 May 2018 that the deportation order issued on 14 November 2017 has been ... More

CAMEROON: Camtel contracts SatADSL for national connectivity
Published in issue 00818 of 24 May 2018
Following a pilot of SatADSL's services at various public and private enterprises and communities, including schools, post offices, hospitals and banks, Camtel has contracted the provider of VSAT ... More

CONGO BRAZZAVILLE: Regulator launches Interactive fibre map
Published in issue 00818 of 24 May 2018
The Direction Generale de l'Administration Centrale - Postes et Telecommunications (ARPCE) has recently adopted a national fibre optic mapping, intended to be an information tool for optical infrastructure... More

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: 4G licences awarded; Vodacom launches in capital
Published in issue 00818 of 24 May 2018
Vodacom DRC is the first operator in the DRC to launch commercial 4G services with speeds in excess of 20Mb/s. This follows the awarding of a 4G licence by the Posts, Telephones, New Information ... More

EGYPT: Vodafone sees rising ARPU in 1Q18
Published in issue 00818 of 24 May 2018
Vodafone Egypt's net profit fell some 49 percent in the first quarter of 2018 to EGP 638.2 million (USD 36.0 million), down from EGP 1.25 billion (USD 70.5 million) in the last quarter of 2017. The... More

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GHANA: Ericsson charged with merging Airtel and Tigo networks
Published in issue 00818 of 24 May 2018
AirtelTigo Ghana has contracted Ericsson to consolidate and upgrade its operational infrastructure, as so unify the networks of Tigo Ghana and Airtel Ghana. Ericsson will undertake end-... More

ISRAEL: Share out of Golan stake considered 
Published in issue 00818 of 24 May 2018
Electra Consumer Products is reported to be considering distribution shares in Golan Telecom as a dividend in kind to its shareholders, followed by an offering of shares in the mobile operator on ... More

KENYA: CA launches latest effort to curb counterfeit devices
Published in issue 00818 of 24 May 2018
The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has adopted new control measures as part of its fight against counterfeit mobile phones and devices. Only licensed companies are now able to ... More

MIDDLE EAST: Four telcos all claim 5G regional first
Published in issue 00818 of 24 May 2018
Following the announcement by Etisalat that it plans to launch a 5G mobile network in 2018, competitor Du has said that it will also be launching 5G.Du said that 5G-enabled devices are not ... More

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MOROCCO: IAM says it is unprepared as Inwi starts court action
Published in issue 00818 of 24 May 2018

Court action brought by mobile operator Inwi against market leader Maroc Telecom (IAM), which was due to start on 21 May 2018, has been postponed to 2 July: Inwi’s lawyer... More

NIGERIA: MTN takes over from 9mobile as most popular porting destination
Published in issue 00818 of 24 May 2018
GSM mobile number porting activities fell by 47 percent in the first quarter of 2018, according to data published by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). A total of 22,098 .. More

OMAN: Omantel expects to see integration with Zain ops from 2022
Published in issue 00818 of 24 May 2018
Omantel registered a net profit of OMR 57.4 million (USD 49 million) in 2017, its CEO Talal Mamari told The Times of Oman, adding that net profit for 1Q 2018 was OMR 18.1 million (USD 46.9 million)... More

SOMALIA: Ministry proposes Internet Exchange for Mogadishu
Published in issue 00818 of 24 May 2018
The Ministry of Post, Telecom and Technology is to facilitate the establishment of the first Internet Exchange Point in Mogadishu (MogIX). The Ministry said in a release that the proposed IXP will ... More

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SOUTH AFRICA: Taxation to take shine of Telkom results 
Published in issue 00818 of 24 May 2018
On 18 May Telkom said that it expected its headline earnings per share (HEPS) and basic earnings per share (BEPS) for the year ended 31 March to have fallen by 15 to and 25 percent year-on-year.... More

SOUTH AFRICA: 900 MHz Spectrum sharing launched by MTN
Published in issue 00818 of 24 May 2018
MTN South Africa has commercially deployed Huawei's CloudAIR 2.0 system to share spectrum between 2G, 3G, 4G and NB-IoT radio equipment in the 900 MHz band, and so achieve a 45 percent increase in ... More


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