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Chart of the Week: Senegal Mobile Subscribers by Operator & Technology 1Q 2017
Senegal Mobile Subscribers by Operator & Technology 1Q 2017

Source: ART/Senegal Copyright: Blycroft 2017

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A & ME SUBSCRIBER STATISTICS: Northern Africa Mobile Network Subscriber Statistics: 4Q 2016
Published in issue 00777 of 20 Jul 2017
Blycroft's Mobile Network Subscriber Statistics for the North Africa region for 4Q 2016 cover 7 states and 240.71 million subscribers, slightly down from the 240.86 million recorded in 3Q 2016, and... More

CAMEROON: MTN tells BEAC it is not a bank 
Published in issue 00777 of 20 Jul 2017
On 6 July MTN Cameroon commented on the suspension by the Central Bank since 19 June 2017 of money transfers through its Mobile Money service outside the Community Economic and Monetary Union of ... More

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GAMBIA (THE): Centre disbanded</ br>Published in issue 00777 of 20 Jul 2017
The Gambia Telecommunication Company (Gamtel) is reported to have taken over the control and management of the international gateway from Zurich-based Multimedia Gateway International (MGI). ... More

CAMEROON: New regulatory head named
Published in issue 00777 of 20 Jul 2017
A new Director-General for the Telecommunications Regulatory Agency was named on 8 June, TIC Mag reported. Philemon Zo’o Zame replaces Jean-Louis Beh Mengue who has stepped down after heading... More

KENYA: Safaricom introduces photo ID checking gear
Published in issue 00777 of 20 Jul 2017
Safaricom is to give merchants access to photo identification technology to reduce fraud on its M-Pesa platform, Business Daily reported. The operator is reported to be distributing pre-programmed ... More

ISRAEL: More Bezeq officials told to stay home
Published in issue 00777 of 20 Jul 2017
Bezeq controlling shareholder Shaul Elovitch, CEO Stella Handler, and VP Amikam Shorer have now also been placed under house arrest, Globes reported. The Tele Aviv Magistrates Court released Minist... More

MAYOTTE: Third Lion offers greater redundancy
Published in issue 00777 of 20 Jul 2017
Orange is to improve its capacity in the Indian Ocean. On 12 July 2017 it announced the signing of a new submarine fibre optic cable to connect Mayotte and La Grande, with the Societe Reunionnaise ... More

NIGERIA: Etisalat tells banks to stop using its name
Published in issue 00777 of 20 Jul 2017
Etisalat Nigeria is now set to change its brand name to 9Mobile. Etisalat is reported to have terminated a management agreement with its Nigerian arm. Etisalat International's Chief Executiv... More

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SAUDI ARABIA: Zain tower sale close to closure
Published in issue 00777 of 20 Jul 2017
Zain Saudi Arabia is reported to be close to completing a deal to sell some 7,776 transmission towers to Lebanon's TASC Towers, Bloomberg reports people familiar with the matter as saying. The sale... More

SAUDI ARABIA: Cost of data breaches rises
Published in issue 00777 of 20 Jul 2017
IBM Security has announced the results of a Middle East study exploring the implications and effects of data breaches on businesses located in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). ... More

TANZANIA: Operators found wanting on SIM registration - again
Published in issue 00777 of 20 Jul 2017
The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) is reported to have imposed fines on six mobile network operators for alleged failing to comply with SIM card registration regulations, ... More

TANZANIA: Airtel IPO fleshed out
Published in issue 00777 of 20 Jul 2017
Airtel Tanzania is expected to raise some USD 25 billion through its planned initial public offering (IPO), The Citizen reported. However, this is suggested to be below expectations as the operator... More


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