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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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