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MTN Group has announced the appointment of new chief executive officers for two of its West African operations, MTN Cameroon and MTN Benin. According to a statement released to the media Stephen Blewett, the current CEO of MTN Benin, will take the helm at MTN Cameroon on 1 August 2020 when Uche Ofodile, the current...

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Mobile operator MTN Benin has extended its managed services partnership with Swedish technology provider Ericsson to include network services focused on artificial intelligence (AI), automation and analytics. Ericsson, which already partners MTN Benin on managed charging system operations, signed a deal to provide managed services including network operations centre services and field services in radio, core and transmission technology...

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The Beninese digital infrastructure company (SBIN), initially specialized in the management of digital infrastructures and the wholesale of data capacity, will now launch into the mobile telecommunications segment. This extension of the scope of the public company, the government announced it on March 18, 2020 during the Council of Minister. According to the State, the decision...

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The Republic of Benin – represented by its Minister for Digital and Digitalisation, Aurélie Adam Soulé Zoumarou – signed last week a memorandum of understanding with NEC-XON, represented by Johan Slabber the director general of Africa Japanese technology group. Through this agreement, NEC-XON will assist the government in the dematerialization of its services. According to the...

The MTN mobile phone company has awarded the Swedish network and telecommunications company the extension and modernization of its mobile network throughout Benin. The operation, with a financial value of US $ 120 million (CFAF 71 billion), was the subject of a partnership agreement signed on October 24 between Stephen Blewett, MTN Benin’s managing director, and...

The Democratic Republic of Congo, alongside Burkina Faso and Benin, is joining the BLOC Smart Africa, the €100 million venture capital fund dedicated to innovative and technological African start-ups. BLOC Smart Africa is the result of a partnership signed on 16 May 2019 between Smart Africa Alliance, a public-private organization dedicated to Africa’s digital transformation, and...

SPACETEL Benin SA (MTN) and Etisalat Benin SA (Moov) mobile telephony operators have obtained a license to establish and operate mobile telecommunications networks. The measure is contained in the decree relating thereto, approved by the Government at the Council of Ministers of 4 September 2019. This license is accompanied by new specific specifications.  According to the...

Robert Aouad, general manager at Beninese internet provider Isocel, has given additional details of his company’s upcoming fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) service in an interview with Agence Ecofin. Mr Aouad confirmed that all user connections will have symmetrical download/upload speeds, ranging up to 100Mbps. Prices will start at XOF25,000 (USD43.40) for a FTTP package aimed at residential customers (which...

Telecoms operator Isocel has launched the first phase of its fibre optic network in Cotonou, Benin and offers customers zero cost on migration to fibre. Spanning 70km, the first phase forms part of Isocel’s 450km-long Next Generation Access Network, dubbed iNGAN, that would see the deployment of fibre optic across Greater Cotonou. The entire project is expected...

Cotonou, April 17, 2019 ISOCEL has officially launched the first phase of deployment of its fiber optic network at the headquarters of the Sèmè City Development Agency in Cotonou. This initial phase represents the deployment of a 70 Km long optical fiber access network in Cotonou’s neighborhoods.  The infrastructure, already available in several areas of the...