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After more than a year of investigation, the competition policeman has succeeded in defining the responsibilities of Airtel Malawi, following the complaint filed by consumers in September 2020. The Malawi Competition and Fair Trade Commission (CFTC) has fined the mobile operator Airtel Malawi 2,113,099,660 Malawian kwacha (over $ 2.5 million). Through the sanction unveiled on Wednesday,...

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Since 2017, telecom operators active in Congo have struggled to meet the commitments made to Arpce. The identity of a large part of mobile telephone subscribers remains unreliable. The regulator threatens to crack down if the situation continues. The Regulatory Agency of Posts and Electronic Communications (Arpce) of Congo questioned the two mobile telephone operators MTN and...

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The Commission says that while Airtel Nigeria had applied for the renewal of the Unified Access Service (UASL) License granted to it by the Commission, the application is yet to be approved. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it is yet to renew Airtel’s Mobile Operating Licence. Ikechukwu Adinde, NCC’s Director of Public Affairs, made...

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Airtel Uganda has announced the separation of Airtel Money from its Telecom Business. Technically, the Airtel Money Business has been transferred to Airtel’s affiliate, Airtel Mobile Commerce Uganda Limited (“AMC Uganda”). The business separation complies with a new law – the National Payment Systems (NPS) Act, 2020 – passed on 4th September 2020, and the...

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Airtel Africa says the new SIM card registration regulations in Nigeria have negatively affected the growth of its customer base in Africa. According to the company’s most recent financial statement, while its customer base grew by 6.9% to 118.2 million, new registration regulations impacted the process of onboarding new customers in Q4. “Natural churn in...

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Indian telecommunications operator, Bharti Airtel, may be returning to Ghana in the future, managers of the company have disclosed to government. According to Minister for Communications and Digitalization, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the covid-19 pandemic compelled many telecom operators to pull out from the African sub-region including the recent decision by owners of Airtel and Millicom to...