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MTN Nigeria, the country’s largest mobile operator by subscribers, plans to invest around USD1.6 billion in its operations and networks over the next three years. The development was revealed by President and CEO of MTN Group, Rob Shuter, during a meeting with Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami. As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, earlier this month Nigeria’s...

Léon Juste Ibombo, the Congolese Minister for Posts, Telecommunications and the Digital Economy, took stock of the implementation of the Central African Backbone (CAB) project, in its African Bank component (ADB), January 22, 2020. During this meeting, he denounced the failure of the Congo-Gabon fiber optic interconnection network, put into service in 2017, in taking...

The Somaliland government declared on January 22, 2020 that it had not been informed of the landing of the submarine optical fiber cable DARE1 on its coast in Berbera. At a press briefing, Abdiweli Abdullahi Sheikh Yussuf, the Minister of Telecommunications, Post and Technology, said that “the government of Somaliland has no prior information and has...

Telecom companies such as Djibouti Telecom, Somtel, Telkom Kenya and SubCom have announced that the deployment of the Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (DARE1) submarine cable system should be completed in March 2020. January 20, 2020 , the four companies revealed that the very high speed telecoms infrastructure has already landed at La Siesta Beach...

Malawi Telecommunications Limited (MTL) has vowed to restore mobile phone communications after a fire gutted the company’s offices in Lilongwe. The company’s tower facilitates communication for several telecommunication services providers including Malawi Digital Broadcasting Network (MDBNL), Telekom Networks Malawi, Airtel Malawi and Zodiak Broadcasting Station. MTL chief commercial officer Gladson Kuyeri said, “As landlord, we...

Access to ultra-fast roaming network will enable network operators to create innovative, reliable and scalable digital services for their customers January 20 2020 – Leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom is to launch the first 5G wholesale roaming service in South Africa. Available from early 2020 in all major South African cities, this latest fifth...

To achieve increased broadband penetration after the just ended 2013-2018 target, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, on Monday, inaugurated the Nigerian National Broadband Plan Committee for the development of the 2020-2025 target for Nigeria. The 28-member committee chaired by the CEO, MainOne, Funke Opeke, was drawn from both public and private...