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Chart of the Week: Middle East Top 10 Mobile Operator by Subscribers 1Q 2017
Middle East Top 10 Mobile Operator by Subscribers 1Q 2017

Source: indsutry sources, Blycroft estimates Copyright: Blycroft 2017

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A & ME SUBSCRIBER STATISTICS: Africa & Middle East Top 100 Mobile Operators: 1Q 2017
Published in issue 00796 of 14 Dec 2017

An analysis of the Top 100 mobile operators by subscribers in Africa and the Middle East (AME) shows MTN Group in the enviable position of being top ranked in the Middle East & Africa (MEA) region... More
AFRICA: Airtel identifies markets ripe for consolidation
Published in issue 00796 of 14 Dec 2017
Airtel has said that it is not planning to exit Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania, although it has confirmed that it is open to a merger or acquisition proposals to rescue its non-profitable businesses in... More

BOTSWANA: Profitable third quarter for BTC 
Published in issue 00796 of 14 Dec 2017
Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited's (BTC) profit after tax for the six months ended 30 September 2017 rose by some 12 percent with revenues rising by a more modest 2 percent. ... More

BURUNDI: ARCT flags off self-funded fibre project
Published in issue 00796 of 14 Dec 2017
The Agence de Regulation et de Controle des Telecommunications (ARCT) on 6 December 2017 officially launched the 'Burundi Broadband' project, Agence Ecofin reported. Field work is expected to ... More

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EGYPT: NTRA considers spectrum allocation issues
Published in issue 00796 of 14 Dec 2017
NTRA is reported to be considering tendering new frequency bands for the four mobile operators. Acting Executive President of the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) Mustafa ... More

GHANA: MTN reports 4G base at 2% in September
Published in issue 00796 of 14 Dec 2017
MTN's Senior Manager in-charge of Sustainability and Social Impact, Mrs Georgina Asare-Fiagbenu, has said that MTN had hit a total of 17,817,273 voice subscriptions as at the end of September 2017.... More

KENYA: Jamii shows the way with 4G launch
Published in issue 00796 of 14 Dec 2017
Broadband operator Jamii Telecommunications (JTL), which trades under the Faiba rand, has launched a 4G LTE network. It has a licence for spectrum in the 700MHz and 800MHz bands. 'Faiba4G' voice ... More

KENYA: Safaricom records 4G milestone
Published in issue 00796 of 14 Dec 2017
Safaricom says it now has some 1,400 4G sites providing coverage for a third of the country’s population as a result of its multi-billion shilling investment in the high speed network since i... More

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MALAWI: TNM sets the scene for greater profitability
Published in issue 00796 of 14 Dec 2017

Telekom Networks Malawi Limited's (TNM) Company Secretary, Christina Mwansa, said in a trading statement notice for the last half of 2017 that it expects to see profit after tax grow some 60 percent... More

NIGERIA: NCC sets out arrangements for infraco funding
Published in issue 00796 of 14 Dec 2017

The Nigeria Communications Commission's (NCC) Director of Frequency Spectrum Administration Austine Nwaulune claims to be finalizing grant agreements for the seeding of infrastructure operators ... More

NIGERIA: VAS report sets out new sectorial structure 
Published in issue 00796 of 14 Dec 2017
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has published its 'Value Added Services Aggregator Framework' report. This envisages the Value Added Service (VAS) segment of the USD 70 billion telecommunications... More

RWANDA: MTN charts network modernisation
Published in issue 00796 of 14 Dec 2017
MTN Rwanda expects to see revenues greater than RWF 90 billion (USD 104.7 million) in 2017 up from about RWF 77 billion (USD 89.5 million) last year, Chief Executive Bart Hofker has said. CAPEX this... More

SAUDI ARABIA: Zain commissioned to roll out three USF projects
Published in issue 00796 of 14 Dec 2017
Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) and Zain KSA have signed a deal to implement three Universal Service Fund high-speed wireless broadband projects for remote areas. ... More

SOUTH AFRICA: EFT-provider Setcom acquired by DPO
Published in issue 00796 of 14 Dec 2017
The Direct Pay Online Group (DPO) has acquired Setcom (Pty) Ltd, which operates SID Instant EFT, an instant electronic funds transfer (EFT) solution. The deal will complement DPO's payment solution... More

SWAZILAND: SPTC calls for level playing field
Published in issue 00796 of 14 Dec 2017
Swaziland Posts and Telecommunications Corporation (SPTC) Managing Director Petros Dlamini said on 8 December 2017 that is was unfair to allow mobile operators to offer fixed wireless landlines to ... More

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