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Ethiopia’s sole telecom services provider Ethio Telecom has issued an invitation to tower manufacturers in Ethiopia to submit their expressions of interest (EOIs). Ethio Telecom announced it is looking for tower manufacturers who can deliver according to set technical requirements, which can be collected from the headquarters of the company. The invitation will remain open...

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Since last year, the demand for high quality Internet connectivity in Egypt is no longer mainly expressed by urban populations. In the hinterland where we understood the importance of the Internet during the Covid-19 crisis, needs are growing. Egyptian Minister of Communications and Information Technologies, Amr Talaat, has announced that 1,300 villages will soon be connected...

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Despite totally opposing views on Huawei, US and South African telecom regulators have decided to learn from each other. The two bodies thus express the importance they attach to the development of their respective telecoms market, where 5G is already accessible to consumers. The South African Independent Communications Authority (ICASA) and the United States Federal Communications...

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Over the years, the Senegalese telecoms regulator has made the quality of telecom services a fundamental concern. Mobile number portability, introduced in 2015, marked a turning point in this fight. Returned to the spotlight in October 2020, it is now attracting special attention from the regulator. Senegal’s National Telecommunications Company (Sonatel) received a formal notice from the...

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MTN Group is valuing its mobile money arm at R75-billion, joining African wireless carriers planning to list these businesses in a region that has more mobile money accounts than anywhere else in the world. MTN’s valuation of its unit follows Mastercard and TPG Holdings investing US$300-million in Airtel Africa’s mobile money business at a $2.65-billion (R39-billion)...

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State-run mobile telecommunications firm, NetOne says last year’s strategic expansion into outback markets resulted in 500 000 additional subscribers of the company’s mobile money platform OneMoney. NetOne is the only mobile network operator to have increased market share during the year ended 31 December 2020, according to the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe...

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Mobile subscription in Uganda has dropped by 11%, while internet subscriptions registered subdued growth, leaving only mobile money as an outstanding performer. This is according to a report from the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) which showed the mobile subscriptions decreased from 28.4 million at the end of March 2020 to 25.5 million at the end...