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South Africa: Lockdown leads to data boom in South Africa
On the face of it, the Covid-19 lockdown was an inadvertent blessing for South Africa’s telecommunications operators. With people stuck ...
Sierra Leone: Controversy hovers over Sierra Leone Cable Limited unbundling
Sierra Leone Cable Limited (SALCAB) is set to be unbundled into a national digital institutional framework, incorporating a national advisory ...
South Africa: Rain’s extraordinary valuation
African Rainbow Capital (ARC) currently values Rain at R15.03 billion, which makes the company far more valuable than Telkom. ARC ...
East Africa: M-Pesa Unaffected During Safaricom Service Upgrade
All Mpesa services remained in operation as Safaricom upgraded sections of their network to boost capacity and resilience. Safaricom last ...
South Africa: Shareholders reject Telkom’s cash-for-shares resolution
Telkom shareholders have shot down a special resolution at its AGM that would have allowed the company to issue more ...
Egypt: STC may finally relinquish Vodafone Group’s 55% stake in Vodafone Egypt
The agreement signed in January 2020 by Saudi Telecom Company to acquire Vodafone Group's 55% stake in Vodafone Egypt has ...
Airtel Uganda being told to upgrade to NTO licence
Another licensing row has broken out in Uganda, this time centred on number two cellco Airtel. Following a long-running series ...
NIGCOMSAT helps bolster satellite navigation in Africa
The Agency for Air Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar, ASECNA , has started to broadcast a SBAS (Satellite-Based Augmentation ...