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News in Brief 6 April 2016
Africa: Steady state - Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) has not downgraded MTN’s rating, although the agency warned last week that it might yet downgrade MTN, depending on th...(more)

News in Brief 29 March 2016
Africa: Kid’s TV - Gulli Africa, the Lagardere Active children’s channel, claims it has some 2 million subscribers after its first year of operation. The channel is available in 22 African...(more)

News in Brief 22 March 2016
Botswana: Oversubscribed offer - BTCL to list on the Botswana Stock Exchange on 8 April following and oversubscribed Initial Public Offering. BTCL raised some BWP 462 million (USD 40.6 million) from t...(more)

News in Brief 17 March 2016
Cote d'Ivoire: Cellcom store opening - Tunisian vendor Cellcom has opened a store in Abidjan to sell Evertek branded products. Cellcom has partnered with local firm Trina International,...(more)

News in Brief 10 March 2016
Africa: Mobile money barriers - Ericsson ConsumerLab’s latest study 'Financial Services for Everyone' finds that many potential customers in sub-Saharan Africa face basic barriers to accessing m...(more)

News in Brief 3 March 2016
Botswana: M-Pesa mulled - The Botswana Telecommunications Corporation's Managing Director Paul Taylor told BizTechAfrica that the operator is promising a mobile money service along the lines of Kenya'...(more)

News in Brief 25 February 2016
Africa & Middle East: Sony simplification - Sony Mobile has appointed Hirokazu Ishizuka as its Middle East and Africa's Vice-President, in a restructuring of its Global Sales Development division,...(more)

News in Brief 18 February 2016
Africa: Classroom in a container - Gilat Satcom's 'Digital Classroom In A Box' is now ready for shipping to Africa, as a part of the Smart Village turnkey solution. It unveiled the product at The Aid ...(more)

News in Brief 11 February 2016
Afghanistan/Iran: Fibre co-operation - Etisalat Afghanistan on 4 February said that it had signed a contract with Iranian state-owned TIC with the aim of strengthening telecommunication capabilities o...(more)

News in Brief 4 February 2016
Afghanistan: Better SIM registration - ATRA has held a meeting with telco representatives with regard to Biometric-based SIM registration. ATRA has provided the necessary instructions for its implemen...(more)



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