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Chart of the Week: Nigeria VoIP Mobile Subscribers by Operator January - August 2017
Nigeria VoIP Mobile Subscribers by Operator January - August 2017

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A & ME SUBSCRIBER STATISTICS: East Mediterranean Mobile Network Subscriber Statistics: 1Q 2017
Published in issue 00787 of 12 Oct 2017
Blycroft's Mobile Network Subscriber Statistics for the East Mediterranean states cover 10 states and 118.86 million subscribers at the end of March 2017, up from 118.35 million at the end of December... More

AFGHANISTAN: Government readies to collect tax from end-users
Published in issue 00787 of 12 Oct 2017
The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) plans to establish a 'proper system' to collect the telecom taxes within the next four months. This follows the government applying a... More

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BENIN: Glo told to rethink licence deal
Published in issue 00787 of 12 Oct 2017
The government issued a decision on 20 September 2017 rejecting the proposed terms of Globacom Benin (Glo Mobile) to renew its operating licence, Agence Ecofin reported.Glo's licence officially... More

CAMEROON: Afrimax applies for new mobile licence
Published in issue 00787 of 12 Oct 2017
At the end of September Vodafone Cameroon was now reported to have lodged an application for an operating licence with the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (Minpostel). Earlier ... MoreDuraline banner advertisement

GHANA: NCA approves Tigo, Airtel merger
Published in issue 00787 of 12 Oct 2017
The National Communications Authority (NCA) has given approval for the merger between Bharti Ghana Limited (Airtel) and Millicom Ghana Limited (Tigo) to proceed, subject to some conditions. This means... More

GHANA: Asante takes helm of MTN SEAGHA region
Published in issue 00787 of 12 Oct 2017
MTN Ghana CEO Ebenezer Asante is the new Vice President (VP) of MTN Group's altered Southern & East Africa and Ghana (SEAGHA) Region with effect from 1 October 2017. The new CEO of MTN Ghana has... More

ISRAEL: Bezeq board cuts fees for Chairman
Published in issue 00787 of 12 Oct 2017
Bezeq Israeli told the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) in late September that in view of the restrictions imposed on Shaul Elovitch and other directors representing Bezeq controlling shareholder Eurocom... More

JORDAN: Nokia FTTH for Orange Jordan
Published in issue 00787 of 12 Oct 2017
Nokia is deploying a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network for Orange Jordan that will provide broadband access and triple-play services to homes and businesses across Jordan besides Orange Jordan's ... More

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KENYA: Safaricom sole supplier for repeat election results
Published in issue 00787 of 12 Oct 2017
The Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC) will not to use the Airtel Kenya and Telkom Kenya networks, and will only employ Safaricom's infrastructure to transmit the poll results in ... More

MALAWI: TNM names temporary CEO
Published in issue 00787 of 12 Oct 2017
Eric Valentine has been confirmed as the interim CEO of Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) while it seeks a permanent replacement to Stevenson. As reported elsewhere in this issue, TNM now needs to ... More

TANZANIA: Minister commissions USF towers
Published in issue 00787 of 12 Oct 2017
The Universal Communication Service Access Fund (UCSAF) has created access to communication services for some 3 million people in rural areas according to Works, Transport and Communication Minister... More

TUNISIA: Second MVNO to use TT network
Published in issue 00787 of 12 Oct 2017
Watany Telecom is to be the second Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) after Lyca Mobile, with the official launch of the service scheduled for the first quarter of 2018, reports THD quoting a ... More


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