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Chart of the Week: Nigeria Mobile Internet Subscribers by Operator August 2016 - August 2017
Nigeria Mobile Internet Subscribers by Operator August 2016 - August 2017

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A & ME SUBSCRIBER STATISTICS: Gulf States Mobile Network Subscriber Statistics: 1Q 2017
Published in issue 00788 of 19 Oct 2017
Blycroft's Mobile Network Subscriber Statistics for the Gulf States cover 10 states and 253.91 million subscribers at the end of March 2017, down from 256.88 million at the end of December 2016, ... More

AFRICA: Construction of Sao Tome ACE link starts
Published in issue 00788 of 19 Oct 2017
The second phase of the Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) cable project linking Sao Tome and Principe to South Africa has started, Diario de Noticias reported. Companhia Santomense de Telecomunica... More

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BAHRAIN: TRA approves VIVA acquisition
Published in issue 00788 of 19 Oct 2017
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has approval VIVA Bahrain proposed acquisition of Menatelecom. The TRA published on its Website last week the outcome of a process of open consultation... More

CAMEROON: Camtel restores Orange fibre link
Published in issue 00788 of 19 Oct 2017
The Agence Regulation des Telecommunications (ART) has intervened in the dispute between national telecoms infrastructure manager Cameroon Telecommunications (Camtel) and the mobile network operator... More

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IRAQ: Holy cities to be upgraded for pilgrimage
Published in issue 00788 of 19 Oct 2017
Nokia modernising Zain's 2G and 3G networks to handle what is expected to be a major peaceful religious gathering. The focus is on the city of Basra and the holy cities of Karbala and Najaf, which ... More

ISRAEL: Bezeq to trial fast domestic Internet
Published in issue 00788 of 19 Oct 2017
Bezeq is looking to offer its customers Internet speeds of 1 gigabit per second over existing phone lines with G.fast technology. Bezeq and Israel-based Sckipio said they are collaborating on a test... More

KUWAIT: Thuraya to offer data services
Published in issue 00788 of 19 Oct 2017
Thuraya Telecommunications has said that it has partnered with satellite communications company Gulfsat to enable the launch of data services in Kuwait and to allow both companies to increase both ... More
LIBERIA: International Gateway deal to be critically examined
Published in issue 00788 of 19 Oct 2017
The government is to commission a forensic audit into the contract between the Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA) and Global Voice Group, FrontpageAfrica reports. Minister of Information... More

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NIGER: Service quality sees all four cellcos fined
Published in issue 00788 of 19 Oct 2017
All four mobile operators have been fined more than XOF 3.5 billion (USD 6.32 million) for failing to improve their quality and coverage of service, Agence Ecofin reported.L'Autorite de Regulation... More

NIGERIA: Internet usage nudges upwards in August
Published in issue 00788 of 19 Oct 2017
Internet users and data subscribers marginally increased to 92 million in August 2017 according to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).The overall figure saw a rise of some 739,975 ... More

SENEGAL: Savings & Loans mobile platform piloted
Published in issue 00788 of 19 Oct 2017
MaTontine, a fintech start-up established in 2015, has launched a national pilot with the World Bank's Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), aiming to roll out solutions to speed-up the way... More

SOMALIA: Mogadishu taps into ITU
Published in issue 00788 of 19 Oct 2017
Somalia Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Technology has signed a cooperation agreement with International Telecommunications Union (ITU) at the World Telecom Development Conference in Buen... More

 

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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 ... More