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

News in Brief for w/e 23 November 2017

Chart of the Week: Burkina Faso - Benin Fibre Optic Link
Burkina Faso - Benin Fibre Optic Link

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A & ME SUBSCRIBER STATISTICS: East Africa Mobile Network Subscriber Statistics by Country: 1Q 2017
Published in issue 00793 of 23 Nov 2017
Blycroft's Mobile Network Statistics for East Africa cover 13 states and 221.58 million subscribers in the first quarter of 2017, up from 217.0 million in the previous quarter - an increase of 2.1 percent ... More

AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST: MEA residential broadband tariffs topped by RSA
Published in issue 00793 of 23 Nov 2017
Point Topic has released its 3Q 2017 residential broadband tariff report, which shows that South Africa’s entry-level broadband prices are some of the lowest in the markets reviewed. The ... More

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AFRICA: PesaPal launches mobile POS device
Published in issue 00793 of 23 Nov 2017
Aggregator of online and mobile payment solutions provider PesaPal launched on 14 November 2017 a mobile point of sale device in East Africa. It is targeting small businesses that have difficulty ... More

AFRICA: Cloud to benefit from fibre roll-out - report
Published in issue 00793 of 23 Nov 2017
Liquid Telecom's recently published African Cloud report 2017 notes that multinationals expanding across the continent are doing so on the back of cloud-based infrastructure. The report noted: "For... More

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BURKINA FASO: International link mapped out
Published in issue 00793 of 23 Nov 2017
Burkina Faso and Benin are to be shortly be interconnected by fibre as part of the West Africa Communication Infrastructure Project (WARCIP), supported by the World Bank. La Tribune ... More

CAMEROON: Nexttel starts to demonstrate potential
Published in issue 00793 of 23 Nov 2017
Vietnamese mobile operator Viettel which has operated under the Nexttel since September 2014, revealed in a report that it now has a subscriber base of some 4.2 million subscribers in October 2017.... More

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: TV CEO eyes investment in fixed line incumbent
Published in issue 00793 of 23 Nov 2017
The CEO of the Cameroonian media group L'Anecdote, Jean-Pierre Amougou Belinga, who recently opened a Central African branch of the Vision 4 television channel in Bangui, has told President Faustin... More

EGYPT: TE notes early mobile gains
Published in issue 00793 of 23 Nov 2017
Telecom Egypt's revenues rose by 37 percent to EGP 13.26 billion (USD 750.1 million) for the nine months ended 30 September compared with EGP 9.66 billion (USD 546.4 million) in the same period in ... More

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ETHIOPIA: ET now boasts mobile subscriber lead
Published in issue 00793 of 23 Nov 2017
Ethio Telecom is now Africa's largest mobile operator, with over 57.34 million mobile subscribers at the end of 2Q 2017. In the process Ethio Telecom has overtaken MTN Nigeria to reach pole position... More

ISRAEL: IR signs for GSM-R
Published in issue 00793 of 23 Nov 2017
Nokia and Motorola have won a ILS 350 million (USD 99.3 million), 20-year Israel Railways project for a GSM-R cellular network, Globes reported. The two companies will maintain and operate the network... More

NIGERIA: NCC promises broadband boost
Published in issue 00793 of 23 Nov 2017
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said that it is planning to boost the current broadband penetration of 21 percent as at February 2017 to 30 percent next year to meet the 2018 broadband... More

NIGERIA: Interest in 9Mobile grows
Published in issue 00793 of 23 Nov 2017
Africell is reported to be the latest firm readying a bid for '9 Mobile', previously Etisalat Nigeria. The parent company of Africell, which trades as Lintel is one of 20 companies reported to be ... More

SOUTH AFRICA: Government lines up buyers for Telkom stake
Published in issue 00793 of 23 Nov 2017
Telkom senior executives are reported to met with government officials to discuss plans to sell a 39 percent state-owned stake and were told that potential buyers have been identified, ... More

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