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Ethiopia lost out on R7-billion in telecoms licensing: PM

Ethiopia’s decision to exclude mobile money from the terms of two new telecommunications licences cost the government about US$500-million (R7-billion) ...
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Kenya: Safaricom reports earnings decline on pandemic fallout

Safaricom, Kenya’s biggest telecommunications operator, posted a drop in its full-year core earnings as the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic ...
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South Africa: ICASA resolute emergency spectrum allocation is temporary

Industry players “should not see and should not even plan” their business models around the temporary spectrum they were assigned, ...
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MTN Uganda to appeal US$14m licence fee ruling

MTN Uganda said it will appeal a decision by the country’s High Court ordering the company to pay US$14.1-million for ...
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Uganda: UCC hands Lycamobile National Operator License

The Uganda Communications Commission has granted a National Telecommunication Operator (NTO) license to Lycamobile, making the company the Third National ...
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Ethiopia Launches New Mobile-Payments Service

Ethio Telecom has taken a further step into the fintech market by launching its first mobile payment service today. #Ethiopia ...
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Helios Towers eyes South Africa after R8-billion Oman deal

Helios Towers plans to use an expansion into Oman to further its presence in the Middle East and North Africa, ...
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South Africa: Vodacom deploys 3G, 4G base stations in deep rural SA

Vodacom Central Region, covering the Free State and Northern Cape provinces, switched on 21 new 3G- and 4G-enabled base station ...
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