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A & ME SUBSCRIBER STATISTICS: Southern Africa Mobile Network Subscriber Statistics: 4Q 2016
Published in issue 00781 of 17 Aug 2017
Blycroft's Mobile Network Statistics for Southern Africa cover 9 states and 107.36 million mobile subscribers at the end of 4Q 2016, up from 107.01 million in the previous quarter representing a .... More

EGYPT: Carrier billing rivals merge
Published in issue 00781 of 17 Aug 2017
Mobile payments specialist TPay has acquired rival DCBEgypt, the second-largest provider of direct carrier billing in Egypt, for an undisclosed amount. On its Website TPay claims to be the region's... More
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IRAN: Mixed messages on TCI, MCI merger
Published in issue 00781 of 17 Aug 2017
Major shareholders in Mobile Telecommunications Company of Iran (MCI) continue to be opposed to a proposed merger with Telecommunications Company of Iran (TCI), the Financial Tribune has reported.... More

IRAN: Council focuses on social media hosting
Published in issue 00781 of 17 Aug 2017
The Supreme Cyberspace Council (SCC) has ruled that all foreign social media networks must store domestic traffic data inside the country, Payvand News reported. This will improve the ability of the... More 

KENYA: TerraPay targets East Africa with investment
Published in issue 00781 of 17 Aug 2017
Mobile payments facilitator TerraPay is to invest some KES 300 million (USD 2.9 million) in its East African operations as part of its programme to develop cross-border business, ... More

KUWAIT: Ericsson to provide smart metering technology
Published in issue 00781 of 17 Aug 2017
Ericsson is now a formal member of a consortium for a utilities digital transformation project headed by Zain in Kuwait. The project will be completed by 2024 and Ericsson, as the sole technology partner... More

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MADAGASCAR: Consortium pilot agro-advisory service
Published in issue 00781 of 17 Aug 2017
Orange Madagascar is a member of a consortium that has set-up an agricultural service dubbed 'HayVokatra', the midi-madagasikara news portal has reported. Other members are HNI, and NCBA CLUSA.... More

MALAWI: TNM records profit rise in first half
Published in issue 00781 of 17 Aug 2017
In the first half of 2017 mobile network operator TNM has registered a 72 percent growth in profits. It registered a post tax profit of MWK 4.7 billion (USD 6.5 million), up from the MWK 2.8 billion... More

NAMIBIA: CRAN welcomes expanded licensing
Published in issue 00781 of 17 Aug 2017
The Communication Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) has signalled an opening for new mobile entrants to compete with MTC and TN Mobile, New Era reported. The authority recently granted new licence... More

NAMIBIA: GEM Telco eyes stake in International Gateway
Published in issue 00781 of 17 Aug 2017
The Namibia Media Trust (NMT) is urging the government and the Minister of Information, Tjekero Tweya, to abandon the initiative currently underway to launch a Single Telecoms Gateway (also known as... More


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