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The government of Benin has a very clear vision regarding access for all and has undertaken, since 2016, a series of innovations in the digital field which has led to the digitization of many public services . The digital transformation continues, and in 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way many businesses and individuals work. Working...

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Benin and China have signed a USD40 million concessional loan agreement for the implementation of Benin’s High Speed Network Densification Project (Projet de Densification du Reseau Haut Debit, PDRHD). As reported by Agence Ecofin, the funds will support the installation of at least 484km of fibre-optics in four departments: Mono, Zou, Collines and the North. The...

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By 2025, Isocel Bénin wants to register 10,000 new subscribers on its network in Cotonou. The company that operates in a data market contested by MTN, Moov and soon the SBIN is developing new strategies to attract many more consumers. The private broadband Internet connectivity provider Isocel Bénin has decided to transform bars, bushes and restaurants...

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The duopoly on the Beninese telecoms market maintained since 2017 by MTN and Moov is on the verge of shattering. With its expertise, the government expects Sonatel to exert pressure on its competitors similar to that of its various other African markets. The Sonatel group has officially become the delegated manager of the Benin digital infrastructure...

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Benin’s Ministry of Digital & Digitalisation (Ministere du Numerique et de la Digitalisation – MND) has launched a tender to license a new mobile network operator (MNO), open to foreign companies with existing telecoms network operations. Applicants must have the required technical and financial resources and not be directly or indirectly controlled by an existing licensee....

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MTN and Moov should not take it easy in Benin for a long time to come. Competition in the telecoms market, somewhat blunted since 2017, is about to take a notch higher. The government of the Republic of Benin has entrusted the management of the Société Béninoise des infrastructures Numérique (SBIN), to which the country’s third...

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Beninese ISP Isocel Telecom has obtained a EUR6 million (USD7.1 million) loan from Bpifrance which it says will enable it to extend its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) access network to span 500km in the Greater Cotonou area, covering around 30,000 to 40,000 homes and connecting businesses and other organisations, according to Jeune Afrique. The work is scheduled to begin...

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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...

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...

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...