Egypt wants to leverage digital tools for its socio-economic development. For that purpose, it can rely on its multiple foreign partners, who will help...
The Gambia Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) recently completed the inspection of telecom mast and towers deployed in the country. The...
The additional capacity is one of Liquid’s strategic moves to position itself as the main internet service provider in Africa. In March 2022, it had...
In Africa, rural zones are poorly covered by telecom infrastructures despite their crucial role in successful digital transformations. VANU and Loofca Ltd...
Ethiopian authorities recently opened the national telecom market to competition. At the same time, incumbent operator Ethio Telecom is taking action to...
Last week, Nigeria's telecom operators proposed a 40 percent increase in telecom service rates to offset their rising operating costs. However, while...
In December 2021, the NCC carried out a 5G spectrum auction, which was won by MTN and Mafab. With the announced rollout, Nigeria will soon join the closed...
In January 2012, the ECCAS heads of state approved the CAB project aimed at interconnecting member countries’ fiber-optic infrastructure. The...
The Western Cape wants to facilitate access to broadband internet for all its residents. A few weeks ago, MTN announced a US$51.1 million investment in...
All across Africa, demand for telecom services is booming. To keep up with the demand, operators are increasing investments. Zimbabwean parastatal...
Liquid Intelligent Technologies aims to become the leading internet service provider in Africa. It sees DRC as a strategic market to fulfill that...
Ghana’s ambition to implement a national roaming regime is gradually getting into its active phase. A few days ago, AirtelTigo and Glo made a similar...
The African telecom market is changing. Covid-19 caused a shift in consumer demands. For experts, operators that can not keep up with the shifting demands...
The scope of the license granted to Safaricom in 2021 does not include mobile money services. While the operator is currently fine-tuning the launch of...
Weeks ago, Equatorial Guinea launched negotiations with telecom operators to reduce the costs of services they provide. The agreement signed on April 20...
The telecom spectrum is a limited but essential resource for telecommunications services. By devising this review plan, the Communications Regulatory...
Safaricom is currently preparing for the launch of its commercial operations in Ethiopia. The launch was supposed to happen this month but the telecom...
In December 2021, Senegal’s telecom regulator imposed a US$35 million fine on three operators because of the poor quality of their services. The current...
Cameroon’s incumbent operator is struggling to position itself in the local market. In 2020, it obtained mobile licenses to offer 2G/3G and 4G services....
The coronavirus pandemic accelerated digital transformation in Africa but it has also boosted demand for high-speed internet. To meet the rising demand,...
In the past few years, Airtel made significant investments in Tanzania to outrun the leader of the telecom market, Vodacom. Its new bet in that endeavor...
Ethiopian state-owned telecom operator Ethio Telecom signed, Monday (April 11), an exclusive three-year contractual agreement with five virtual service...
Google will land its Equiano cable system in Nigeria this month. The plan was presented, Thursday (April 7), by Google’s Director for the West African...
The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday, April 5, passed a bill creating a national industrial and technology park. The bill, sponsored by Senator Ibikunle Amosun,...
Sekou Oumar Barry (photo), Director General of Guinea’s Regulatory Authority for Posts and Telecommunications (ARPT), is the new director of the West...
U.S.-based technology company Equinix announced on Tuesday (April 5) that it has completed the acquisition of MainOne, a connectivity and data center...
Nigerian telecom operators partially blocked 73 million sim cards not linked to digital IDs. Sim cards thus blocked will no longer be able to make phone...
The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) announced on Friday, April 1, that it would not award new telecom licenses between  October...
The steering committee of the Congolese component of Central Africa Backbone (CAB), set its 2022 budget to XAF12.3 billion (US$20.7 million). The budget...
In the next few months, Mozambican telecom operator Mozambique Telecom (Tmcel) will proceed to the commercial deployment of the fifth-generation (5G)...
Sattelite internet access has become a popular alternative means for operators to provide internet access in remote communities. However, it carries some...

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