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News in Brief 15 August 2018
Africa & Middle East: Better understanding - MTN Group has contracted Flytxt to automate inbound and outbound marketing across its entire network of more than 224 million subscribers. The three-ye...(more)

News in Brief 8 August 2018
Africa: Africa: Gender gap - The GSMA's Mobile Gender Gap in 2018 research found that women in Sub-Saharan Africa are 14 percent less likely to own a mobile handset, 20 prcent less likely to use mobil...(more)

News in Brief 1 August 2018
Africa: New post named - Liquid Telecom has named Ahmad Mokhles as Group Chief Operating Officer. This is a new post. Mokhles brings over twelve years of ICT experience to the role, having worked for ...(more)

News in Brief 18 July 2018
Africa: Africa: Ownership opportunity - TomTom is buying out the minority shareholders of TomTom Africa, and consequently, TomTom is to increase its ownership from 76 percent to 100 percent. TomTom sa...(more)

News in Brief 11 July 2018
Africa: Support for innovation - Liquid Telecom has partnered with AfriLabs, the largest network organisation of 100 innovation centres in thirty African countries, to explore new ways to support loca...(more)

News in Brief 3 July 2018
Africa: Botswana: Internet funding - Paratus Botswana and Bank Gaborone are to offer financing options for Internet via satellite (VSAT). Paratus Botswana's Managing Director Shawn Bruwer says it now ...(more)

News in Brief 27 June 2018
Africa: Africa: 10 million SVoD subs forecast - Digital TV Research forecasts that there will be some 9.99 million SVoD subscribers across 35 Sub-Saharan Africa countries by 2023, up from 1.56 million...(more)

News in Brief 13 June 2018
Africa: Egypt: Bill shock - Parliament has now passed the development fee bill which will be applied to the billing for mobile lines and consumption. The bill has categorised mobile services as recrea...(more)

News in Brief 6 June 2018
Africa: Afria: Increased capacity - SES is now able to offer greater global capacity through the expanded O3b Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) constellation. The Ka-band satellites orbit at approximately 8,00...(more)

News in Brief 30 May 2018
Africa: Africa: Google challenge - The first African Google Impact Challenges has been launched in Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria. USD 2 million is being offered in grants in each country to non-prof...(more)



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