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In 2019, the American company Africell obtained the unified telecommunications license to launch Angola’s fourth telecom operator. The commercial launch, initially scheduled for the second half of 2021, has been postponed several times, in particular due to certain external challenges.  The Africell group, holder of Angola’s fourth unified telecom license, officially started its commercial activities in...

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Communications regulator Icasa’s draft amendments to regulations governing the expiry of data bundles, if implemented, could undermine product innovation that has made it more affordable for the poor to get online. That’s the view of Vodacom, which was responding to a request by TechCentral from operators to comment on the draft amendments. TechCentral reported on Tuesday that Icasa...

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The Togolese government wants to borrow €300-million to drive deployment of fibre optic infrastructure and expand broadband coverage. This comes a week after the country connected to Google’s Equiano submarine cable, which is expected to be operational in the fourth quarter of this year. Telecommunications infrastructure company CSquared Woezon, already in position to manage the...

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Seacom has confirmed its intention to acquire EOH Network Solutions (EOH-NS) and Hymax, divisions of iOCO and part of EOH Holdings Limited (EOH), at an enterprise value in transaction of R144.9-million. According to a statement released by the company on SENS and to the media, EOH concluded agreements to divest of its Network Solutions business (‘EOH-NS’) conducted...

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Pan-African mobile carrier MTN Group has selected JPMorgan Chase & Co to act as its advisor on the planned separation of its financial technology business Fintech, people with knowledge of the matter were reported as saying. The process is expected to complete by H2 2022 with the group considering a number of possible options, including bringing in...

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Smile Communications expanded its 4G LTE mobile broadband services to Zanzibar last month, with customers on the island now able to access maximum speeds of 50Mbps. ‘Following Smile Tanzania’s recent investment in network expansion, we are excited to bring the best 4G LTE broadband internet services to customers in Zanzibar,’ said Smile’s Country Manager Zuweina Farah, adding: ‘The investments...

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For more than ten years, Tunisie Telecom has shown its desire to sell its Mauritanian subsidiary Mattel. Several companies have shown interest in taking over the telecom company. After several twists and turns, the process is getting closer and closer to completion. Telecel Group, a telecoms company based in Mauritius, has acquired the Mauritano-Tunisienne des Télécommunications (Mattel). The...