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News in Brief 23 November 2016
Africa: Money interoperability milestone - MFS Africa said on 22 November that its MFS Hub now connects some 120 million mobile wallets in Sub-Saharan Africa. It has partnerships with Airtel, Econet, ...(more)

News in Brief 16 November 2016
Afghanistan: New national frequencies - The Afghanistan Telecoms Regulatory Authority (ATRA) has organized two separate meetings with regard to the public consultation on new national frequency alloca...(more)

News in Brief 7 November 2016
Africa: Films on demand - Afrostream, a Francophone VoD service, is to launch in Africa, TechCrunch reports. Subscriptions are EUR 7 (USD 7.77) per month. It originally launched in France (including t...(more)

News in Brief 2 November 2016
Afghanistan: Frequency fine tuning - The Afghanistan Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (ATRA) has revised the draft for National Frequency Allocation Table containing the ITU-WRCs recommendation...(more)

News in Brief 26 October 2016
Afghanistan: Maturing market - The Afghanistan Telecom Regulatory Authority (ATRA) recorded at the end of June 2016 that there were over 6,781 mobile base stations in the country. It noted that mobile...(more)

News in Brief 12 October 2016
Africa: Advisory appointment - Zunaid Bulbulia has been appointed to the advisory board of Indian-based Kirusa. Bulbulia was one of the founding members of the MTN Group, and has over 22 years of expe...(more)

News in Brief 5 October 2016
Africa: Location based advertising - Location data technology provider Blis has formed a strategic partnership with African mobile marketing specialist Mobiclicks. Mobiclicks was founded in 2007 by Sh...(more)

News in Brief 28 September 2016
Angola: Cost of calling - The cost of calling is set to rise with the AOA 900 (USD 5.40) phone recharge card set to rise to AOA 1,250 (USD 7.50) in October. This follows an increase in the Telecommuni...(more)

News in Brief 21 September 2016
Africa & Middle East: Channel collaborative - Ingram Micro now has a strategic channel alliance with Cradlepoint covering the Middle East, Africa and Turkey. Cradlepoint provides products for clou...(more)

News in Brief 14 September 2016
Africa: Insurance initiative - MTN Group and MMI have announced the launch of a micro insurance joint venture branded aYo, and promises to offer relevant, accessible and easy to use insurance solution...(more)



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