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News in Brief for w/e 14 November 2018

Chart of the Week: Namibia MTC 4G coverage
Namibia MTC coverage by Mobile Technology
Source: mtc c. Blycroft 2018
another fine mess for african telecoms

A & ME SUBSCRIBER STATISTICS: Northern Africa Mobile Network Subscriber Statistics: 1Q 2018
Published in issue 00841 of 15 Nov 2018

Blycroft's Mobile Network Subscriber Statistics for the North Africa region for 1Q 2018 cover 7 states and 243.84 million subscribers, down from 248.39 million in 4Q 2017; and representing a net ... More

AFRICA: SIEMaaS solution launched by Liquid
Published in issue 00841 of 15 Nov 2018

Liquid Telecom Kenya and Serianu, a cyber security consultancy, have developed a service to let local savings and credit cooperative societies (SACCOs) mitigate possible losses from internal and... More

AFRICA: Africa top regional earner for Viettel
Published in issue 00841 of 15 Nov 2018
 Viettel Global Investment, a subsidiary of military-run Viettel Group, reported revenues of USD 529.7 million in the first 9 months of 2018; in the third quarter revenue was USD 192 million... More

AFRICA: Africell formally signs for OPIC funding
Published in issue 00841 of 15 Nov 2018
Africell on 9 November signed a USD 100 million loan agreement to fund an expansion of its communications infrastructure with US development financier, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (... More

ALGERIA: Fibre to link Algeria, Niger and Nigeria
Published in issue 00841 of 15 Nov 2018
Nigeria and Algeria have committed to complete the 4,500km trans-Saharan fibre optic cable project, connecting Algiers to Abuja, ITWebAfrica reported. The project will secure 2,800km of... More

CAMEROON: MTN suffers network outages in western areas
Published in issue 00841 of 15 Nov 2018
The English-speaking regions of Cameroon have seen some 206 MTN network sites destroyed as armed separatists have engaged with government troops. The separatists, dubbed Amba ... More

EGYPT: Mobile majors continue downward glide in June
Published in issue 00841 of 15 Nov 2018
The arrival of Telecom Egypt's mobile offering in the final part of 2017 created a market stimulus which saw the national mobile base peak in January 2018 at 103.77 million.Initially it appeared... More

ETHIOPIA: ET seeks international Top-up partners
Published in issue 00841 of 15 Nov 2018
Ethio Telecom (ET) is inviting companies engaged in providing International Top-Up services to partner with it to provide Top Up service to the Ethiopian community residing abroad. As ... More

KENYA: M-Pesa launches global payment options
Published in issue 00841 of 15 Nov 2018
On 6 November 2018 mobile network operator Safaricom announced the launch of M-Pesa Global. The service goes beyond M-Pesa International in terms of sending destination and receiving money. ... More

MAURITIUS: MARS landed on Rodrigues
Published in issue 00841 of 15 Nov 2018
The MARS (Mauritius and Rodrigues Submarine Cable System) submarine cable system is currently being deployed between Mauritius and Rodrigues Island, under the direction of Mauritius Telecom. In March... More

MOZAMBIQUE: Satellite-enhanced network announced by Vodacom
Published in issue 00841 of 15 Nov 2018
Mobile network operator Vodacom Mozambique has upgraded its national 3G network. The improved technical performance is the result of a multi-year service agreement signed with Intelsat SA for its ... More

NIGERIA: Committee to focus on mobile service quality
Published in issue 00841 of 15 Nov 2018

In the latest statistics on quality of service obtained from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) show subscribers of Globacom and 9mobile seeing high dropped calls rate in more than 10 states... More

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NIGERIA: Dual SIMs dampen demand for porting
Published in issue 00841 of 15 Nov 2018
The number of subscribers leaving their mobile network operators through the mobile number portability (MNP) platform has fallen by 55 percent as subscribers express a preference for dual SIMs on ... More

NIGERIA: Broadband penetration target not vandalism proof
Published in issue 00841 of 15 Nov 2018
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said that the vandalism of telecommunication infrastructure is compromising the Federal Government's efforts to achieve 30 percent broadband penetration... More

NIGERIA: Teleology completes 9mobile purchase and names board members
Published in issue 00841 of 15 Nov 2018
The regulatory bodies overseeing the sale of 9mobile (formerly Etisalat Nigeria) have now transferred the company to its new owners, Teleology Nigeria Limited.  Teleology has also ... More

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