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News in Brief 28 January 2016
Africa: Real time chats - Viber announced last week that it has opened its latest social channel 'Public Chats' to partners in Africa and the Middle East. These are live discussions that users can fol...(more)

News in Brief 21 January 2016
Afghanistan: Taliban tax - The Taliban have demanded a new 'protection tax' from mobile operators, industry and militant sources told AFP. It is reported that at a secret meeting held near the Pakista...(more)

News in Brief to 13 January 2016
Algeria: 4G documents - The Regulatory Authority for Post and Telecommunications (ARPT) has announced that the opening date for bids for the establishment and operation of 4G networks was Thursday, 7 ...(more)

Archived News Briefs from Africa & Middle East Telecom-Week
Check out the free resources available, including a library of Mobile Factbooks and Weekly News Briefings. Read more >>> Or check out recent Country coverage here.   Issue dated 7 Janu...(more)

Africa Telecoms News by County
To see recent news coverage by country, just hover over the country of interest, and click. ...(more)

News in Brief 07 January 2015
   Bahrain: Expansion eyed - Second-placed Zain Bahrain is to enhance its network coverage to ?meet customer demand?. The expansion will form part of a USD 100 million network transformation...(more)

News in Brief to 06 January 2016
Afghanistan: Bid extension - Bids for MCIT's tender for the creation of a forensic Laboratory for Digital Crime investigation were due to be opened on 30 December 2015. The Ministry has now been exten...(more)

News in Brief to 23 December 2015
Africa & Middle East: Group gaming - Zain-branded gaming content is to be made available on mobile devices in the markets where Zain operates. Zain has contracted Zeptolab to provide the content. ...(more)

News in Brief to 16 December 2015
  Africa & Middle East: Rating revision - Fitch Ratings has adjusted MTN Group's credit rating down a level. This was due to the increased risk that it faces in its two largest African marke...(more)

News in Brief to 9 December 2015
Afghanistan, Iran: MoU mandated - Iran and Afghanistan are to increase co-operation in the ICT space, and are to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU), IRNA reports. Tehran and Kabul will establish...(more)

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