According to the GSMA, only 40 percent of the adult population has access to the internet in Sub-Saharan Africa. The low penetration rate is due, among...
As the demand for broadband connectivity continues to grow, Starlink continues to expand on the African continent. The company has already received...
2Africa, announced in May 2020, is expected to connect Africa, Europe, and Asia. Because of its position straddling the three continents, Egypt is of...
Incumbent operator Uganda Telecom’s performance has plummeted in the local telecom market, due notably to the financial challenges it faced in recent...
A report from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Trade (DIT) highlights the potential of mobile and digital services to grow African...
The Malawian telecom regulator awarded Malcel its third telecom license last August. Since then, the company has been busy rolling out its network and...
Fintech platform Wave, which was launched in Senegal in 2018, is very popular in the country. The startup wanted to add the sales of Sonatel airtime to...
In South Sudan, more than 70% of the population does not use cell phone services. MTN wants to leverage space technology to bring telecom services to...
Al-Shabaab has been active in Somalia since 2006. The group’s repeated attacks have claimed thousands of lives and destroyed dozens of infrastructures,...
In the Kenyan market, rising operating costs have negatively impacted telecom operators’ revenues. Only Safaricom, the market leader was profitable at the...
Paratus is stepping up investments in its network infrastructure to meet the accelerating demand for high-speed connectivity in Africa. Last week the...
MTN entered the Afghan market in 2006. Currently, it is the leading operator with about 40% of the market, ahead of Etisalat.   MTN Group announced...
In a context marked by accelerated digital transformation, Egypt wants to make sure its residents have access to quality telecom services, therefore...
In 2015, the Zimbabwean telecom regulator laid the groundwork for a legal framework allowing mobile virtual network operators to enter the local market....
Nigeria is Africa's largest telecommunications market with approximately 210 million mobile subscribers. Its success has attracted several peers who aim...
In 2020, when it began 5G testing, Safaricom did not plan to proceed to the commercial launch so soon. The operator changed its mind due to demands for...
When it took over Comium Gambia, Monty Mobile committed to solving the operator's financial and operational problems. It now wants to use the operator as...
Reducing business carbon footprint has become a priority with the acceleration of climate change. Many African telecom operators have already taken...
In December 2021, the Nigerian telecom regulator held the first 5G spectrum auction in the country. Three operators participated, with MTN and Mafab...
Airtel wants to improve its position in its African markets. The operator recently invested millions of dollars to acquire additional telecom spectrum in...
In Côte d'Ivoire, telecom regulator ARTCI has established a permanent exchange framework for the protection of personal data in the country. The framework...
Angola Cables operates a robust subsea cable infrastructure and a highly interconnected IP network through its SACS, Monet, and WACS subsea cable systems...
Currently, most countries are accelerating their digital transformation. To ensure the efficiency of their various actions, some are exploring cooperation...
As digital transformation progresses, robust and resilient cybersecurity is becoming a non-negotiable prerequisite to ensure market integrity. In Africa,...
The partnership will enable MTN Nigeria to accelerate digital inclusion and smartphone penetration in the country. According to data from the Nigeria...
Operators fear that the telecom sector will end up in the same situation as the Nigerian aviation sector, which is currently experiencing a crisis...
According to the local telecom regulator, as of June 30, 2022, Côte d'Ivoire had nearly 46.5 million cell phone subscribers. MTN was controlling 34% of...
With demand for telecom services accelerating in Namibia, MTC is investing in its fiber optic infrastructure to improve the quality of its...
Mobile payment services are growing rapidly in Nigeria. According to NIBSS data, the value of mobile money transactions grew 172.2 percent to NGN4.9...
Safaricom has officially launched its commercial operations in Ethiopia. The company's offering includes voice, data, and SMS. It will soon launch mobile...

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