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Chart of the Week: Burkina Faso Ouagadougou - Dakola fibre link May 2018
Burkina Faso Ouagadougou - Dakola fibre link May 2018

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A & ME SUBSCRIBER STATISTICS: Africa and Middle East Major Mobile Groups by Subscribers 3Q17 v 3Q16
Published in issue 00825 of 19 Jul 2018
The predicted mobile market consolidation has continued through 2017, and in the third quarter the immediate effects can start to be seen. Some of these changes have been driven by operators attempt... More

AFRICA: Vivendi targets new fibre markets
Published in issue 00825 of 19 Jul 2018
Vivendi is now looking for new markets in Central and Western Africa after launching its fibre optic activities in Gabon in October 2017 and in Togo in March 2018. Markets being assessed... More

BAHRAIN: 80% of mobile subscribers have an active data subscription
Published in issue 00825 of 19 Jul 2018
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has published a report on the retail price benchmarking study of telecommunications services in Arab countries for 2017. The TRA undertook... More

BURKINA FASO: Fibre link with Ghana formally flagged off
Published in issue 00825 of 19 Jul 2018
The fibre link from Ouagadougou to the Ghanaian border was officially launched at a ceremony on 10 July 2018, Service d’Information du Gouvernement du Burkina Faso reported. This ... More

CHAD: Details of fourth mobile licence published
Published in issue 00825 of 19 Jul 2018
The government’s International Invitation to Tender notice for the fourth mobile concession include experience in the operation of telecommunication networks, appropriate technical and financial... More

CONGO BRAZZAVILLE: Site visits for CAB fibre bidders 
Published in issue 00825 of 19 Jul 2018
Some seventeen companies are reported to have submitted bids in response to the international tender launched on 13 June 2018 for the construction of fibre links with Cameroon and the Central African... More

ETHIOPIA: M-Pesa offered an instant mobile money solution
Published in issue 00825 of 19 Jul 2018
Safaricom is reported to be in 'advanced talks' with the government to launch its M-Pesa mobile money service, Reuters reported two sources as saying on 17 July. Vodafone Group, as ... More

GUINEA: National backbone nears completion
Published in issue 00825 of 19 Jul 2018
Regulator Autorite de Regulation des Postes et Telecommunications (ARPT) has published an update on the deployment of the 4,000km national fibre backbone by the Societe de Gestion et d'Exploitation... More

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KENYA: Siaya County Internet links improved by Liquid
Published in issue 00825 of 19 Jul 2018
Liquid Telecom Kenya has installed a 24 metre communications tower at the Sauti Kuu Foundation (SKF), in Alego K'Ogelo village in Siaya. Liquid is improving the existing KES 175 million... More

MADAGASCAR: Island economy recorded with fastest African Internet speed
Published in issue 00825 of 19 Jul 2018
UK analytics firm Cable has recorded Madagascar as having the fastest broadband Internet speed in Africa, with an average speeds much faster than some of the world's wealthiest nations, Cable ... More

MAURITANIA: Fines confirmed by ART
Published in issue 00825 of 19 Jul 2018
The Autorite de Regulation (ART) on 12 June 2018 wrote to each of Mattel SA, Mauritel SA and Chinguitel SA inviting the operators to comment on the intention to fine them for the deficiencies found... More

NAMIBIA: AfricaOnline offers faster broadband
Published in issue 00825 of 19 Jul 2018
Internet Service Provider AfricaOnline has launched its JET-Powered Wireless Network to deliver faster broadband. The wireless broadband network is powered by Radwin's JET 5GHz Point-to... More

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NAMIBIA: Polar sets sights on rural solar sites
Published in issue 00825 of 19 Jul 2018
Polar Power, a provider of prime, backup and solar hybrid DC power solutions, has entered the wireless infrastructure market with the creation of its new wholly owned subsidiary, Polar Power Africa... More

NIGERIA: NCC orders protection of MTN network infrastructure 
Published in issue 00825 of 19 Jul 2018
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) claims to have mobilised the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to protect equipment and installations of MTN Nigeria, ... More

NIGERIA: NCC licenses more VAS providers 
Published in issue 00825 of 19 Jul 2018
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has licensed 35 additional companies to provide value added services (VAS), the New Telegraph reported. The VAS market in Nigeria is current... More


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