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News in Brief 16 September 2015
    Africa: The Facebook phenomena - Facebook reports that at the end of June 2015 there were some 7.1 million total daily active users in Nigeria; and 15 million monthly active users. Ranke...(more)

News in Brief 9 September 2015
  Africa: Female engagement - Worldreader has partnered with Opera Software to reach people in 34 African countries using their existing mobile device. The organisations claim to have already pro...(more)

News in Brief 3 September 2015
  Africa: Africa tops capacity growth chart - TeleGeography's Global Internet Geography service has found that growth in international Internet capacity connected to Africa continues to grow fast...(more)

News in Brief 26 August 2015
  Algeria: 3G expansion funded - Africa Intelligence reports that Ooredoo is to borrow EUR 450 million (USD 501 million) from a banking syndicate to finance the expansion of its 3G network. Alger...(more)

News in Brief 19 August 2015
  Africa and the Middle East: Messaging primary ad media - The Middle East and Africa generated USD 379 million in mobile ad revenue in 2014 according to the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB)....(more)

News in Brief 12 August 2015
    Afghanistan: SIM spotlight - ATRA held a co-ordination meeting with representatives of telecom service providers to discuss the current status of telecom sector in early August. Dr. Moha...(more)

News in Brief 6 August 2015
    Africa: TV delivery - StarTimes is to distribute TV channels for its direct-to-home (DTH) subscribers across Sub-Saharan Africa using SES Platform Services' broadcast facility in Germany...(more)

News in Brief 29 July 2015
  Afghanistan: Introduction for new chief - The recently appointed Chairman of the Afghanistan Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (ATRA) has been formally introduced by Minister of MCIT H. E....(more)

News in Brief 22 July 2015
    Africa: Easier payment - Mobile wallet platform Paytoo is to work with Infenix in order to offer a remittance solution to more than 79 million subscribers in 29 African countries. Paytoo...(more)

News in Brief 14 July 2015
    Africa: Facebook regional focus - Facebook has opened its first sales office in Africa, which is located in Johannesburg, South Africa. The aim is to capitalise on Africa's 200 million I...(more)



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