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Chart of the Week: Tunisia 2G v 3G Mobile Subscribers by Operator September 2017 v September 2018
Tunisia 2G v 3G Mobile Subscribers by Operator September 2017 v September 2018
Source: industry sources, blycroft estimates c. Blycroft 2018
another fine mess for african telecoms

A & ME SUBSCRIBER STATISTICS: Western Africa Mobile Network Subscriber Statistics by Country: 1Q 2018
Published in issue 00845 of 13 Dec 2018
Blycroft's Mobile Network Statistics for West Africa at the end of the first quarter 2018 cover 16 states and 325.24 million subscribers. This is a rise from the 315.95 million recorded at the end ... More

ALGERIA: Online payments now focus for Djezzy
Published in issue 00845 of 13 Dec 2018
Mobile network operator Djezzy added a million subscribers in the past 12 months and plans to further invest to provide further online payment services, CEO Lamine Chikhi said. Optimum ... More

CAPE VERDE: Cabo Amilcar Cabral cable deal signed
Published in issue 00845 of 13 Dec 2018
The deal for the new submarine cable connecting Cape Verde with Guinea Conakry was signed On 23 October 2018 in the capital Praia. A government press release said that the agreement for the 'Cabo... More

CONGO BRAZZAVILLE: MNO Azur disappears from regulatory radar
Published in issue 00845 of 13 Dec 2018
Data published by regulator ARPCE shows that third-ranked operator was dropped from its reporting in August 2018, leaving just Airtel and MTN active in the market. Whilst it might be assumed that ... More

EGYPT: Liquid signs for local investment
Published in issue 00845 of 13 Dec 2018
Liquid Telecom (LT) is to invest EGP 8 billion (USD 400 million) in Egyptian network infrastructure and data centres over the next three years, following completion of the ‘Cape ... More

GHANA: Drone delivery backed by Vice President
Published in issue 00845 of 13 Dec 2018
Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said that drones are a national priority that would save lives when harnessed to distribute blood and other essential medicines to hard-to-reach communities. ... More

IRAN: Skycom under US sanction-busting spotlight
Published in issue 00845 of 13 Dec 2018
Huawei's senior executive Meng Wanzhou is facing allegations of fraud by using a subsidiary to violate United States and European Union trade sanctions against Iran. A federal prosecutor... More

ISRAEL: Police make recommendations in Bezeq corruption case
Published in issue 00845 of 13 Dec 2018
The prosecution of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu relating to a corruption case involving Bezeq is now more likely after the police said that their investigations had established an evidence-based ... More

ISRAEL: Separation considers by HOT
Published in issue 00845 of 13 Dec 2018
HOT Telecommunication Systems is now considering dividing the company into two, comprising a new services-focused company and a dedicated infrastructure provider, ... More

LIBERIA: LTA sets floor for GSM tariffs
Published in issue 00845 of 13 Dec 2018
On 5 December the Liberia Telecommunications Authority said that the introduction of its proposed GSM tariff floor will bring to an end recent price wars between Lonestar Cell MTN and Orange Liberia... More

MAYOTTE: Regulator invites comments on technology neutrality
Published in issue 00845 of 13 Dec 2018
French regulator Autorite de Regulation des Communications Electroniques et des Postes (ARCEP) has started a public consultation on its decision to cancel technological restrictions related to the ... More

MIDDLE EAST: Zain partners with DroneShield
Published in issue 00845 of 13 Dec 2018
Zain Group has partnered with DroneShield on providing counter drone security solutions in the Middle East. In October Zain announced the establishment of its Zain Drone entity that will provide Drone... More

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SENEGAL: Tigo finally bites the 4G bullet
Published in issue 00845 of 13 Dec 2018
Tigo Senegal has obtained a 4G LTE licence from the Autorite de Regulation des Telecommunications et des Postes du Senegal (ARTP). Tigo paid a total of XOF 27 billion (USD 46.7 million)... More

SOUTH AFRICA: Telkom looks again at Cell-C deal 
Published in issue 00845 of 13 Dec 2018
Telkom South Africa is reported to be considering acquiring a majority stake in mobile network operator Cell-C in a move that would combine South Africa's third and fourth largest mobile operators,... More

TOGO: TogoCom investor to be announced by March 2019 
Published in issue 00845 of 13 Dec 2018
The Ministers' Council set-up to launch an international tender for shares in TogoCom Group, the state-owned holding company formed in July 2017 from the merger of fixed telephony operator Togo Telecom... More

TUNISIA: Lycramobile falters in September
Published in issue 00845 of 13 Dec 2018
The latest mobile subscriber data from regulator INTT shows MVNO Lycramobile losing traction, with its subscriber base falling to 290,000 at the end of September 2018, down from a peak of 570,000 ... More


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