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The Mozambique government’s Universal Access Service Fund (Fundo do Servico de Acesso Universal, FSAU) has launched projects to improve connectivity in ten locations in the provinces of Maputo, Gaza, Inhambane, Sofala, Zambezia, Nampula and Niassa. The scheme will ensure broadband access at a speed of 20Mbps at 27 separate sites across the ten localities. The Communications...

Mobile operator Mozambique Telecom (Tmcel) is leaning on Chinese expertise and financial support to help it catch up with competitors – including Vodacom and Movitel, that already offer 4G coverage. Vodacom Mozambique deployed 4G coverage in Mozambique in 2018 after renewing its telecom licence. This year, Movitel, the smallest operator in the country, also rolled...

Mozambique’s Communications Regulatory Authority (Autoridade Reguladora das Comunicacoes, ARECOM, also known as INCM) has granted a unified telecoms licence to Movitel, the smallest of the country’s three cellcos. The operator is now entitled to provide telecommunications services, ‘regardless of the supporting technology, without prejudice to the need to obtain spectrum or numbering frequencies and other applicable rules,’ ARECOM says....

Movitel, the smallest of Mozambique’s three cellcos in terms of subscriber numbers, has launched 4G services. Coverage is initially limited to capital city Maputo, according to a report from @Verdade. Rival operator Vodacom switched on its own LTE network in Maputo in September last year, though there have been complaints since then that network speeds have fallen...

Mozambique’s communications industry regulator, Instituto Nacional das Communicações de Moçambique (ARECOM) has given the country’s three mobile phone operators ten days to address the issue of unregistered SIM cards or face sanctions. The regulator has accused Movitel, mCel and Vodacom of violating government regulation pertaining to SIM card registration, introduced in 2015. Edmundo Manhica, spokesperson...

The Mozambican Communications Regulatory Authority (Arecom) has given the country’s three mobile phone companies a deadline of ten days to regularise the situation of unregistered SIM cards, according to a report by the independent television station STV. Arecom accused the three companies (Tmcel, Vodacom and Movitel) of violating the regulations on registering SIM cards which...

The Communications Regulatory Authority of Mozambique (ARECOM, formerly INCM) has awarded state-backed fixed and mobile operator Mocambique Telecom (TMCEL) a new unified telecommunications licence. The unified concession enables TMCEL to provide services regardless of the technology used, relaxing the rules covering areas such as spectrum usage and numbering. TMCEL executive Mohamed Jusob was quoted as saying that the operator ‘is...

Mocambique Telecom (TMCEL), the state-backed fixed and mobile operator in Mozambique, has signed an equipment contract with Chinese vendor Huawei. Under the initial phase of the deal, TMCEL will spend USD23 million of its own capital on network upgrade work. This will come as part of a USD153 million investment project, AIM reports. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, TMCEL is the...

The merger of Mozambique’s state-backed telecoms operators Telecomunicacoes de Mocambique (TDM) and mCel has been completed. The enlarged firm has been rebranded Mocambique Telecom and is operating under the new name Tmcel. The government hopes that the combination of its fixed line and mobile units will reduce operating costs and help promote converged fixed-wireless packages....