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Mitwa Ng’ambi, who took over office from Stephen Blewett on 1 September as the new CEO of MTN Cameroon, has met with several telecommunication industry stakeholders as part of a campaign to gage the level of industry support, activity and cooperation. Ng’ambi met with the CEO of IHS Towers Cameroon Abdallah Al Chammas during which...

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Infrastructure vandalism is one of the main challenges facing telecom operators in Africa. In 2019, Ghanaian telecom operators recorded over 2,000 fiber cuts across the country, according to the Ghana Telecommunications Chamber.  Ghanaian telecommunications operator MTN Ghana said it had recorded 125 cases of its fiber optic infrastructure being cut in the past eight months. These incidents...

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MTN Ghana has introduced an Electronic Voucher Distribution (EVD) Denomination Change to enable pre-paid customers who purchase airtime from retailers to receive the same value purchased. The EVD Denomination change initiative will prevent retailers from overcharging customers for purchasing electronic credit transfer. MTN customers can visit any EVD vendor (credit transfer agent) to purchase airtime...

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In separate but identical regulatory filings on Monday, MTN Group and Telkom said they remained locked in discussions about a potential combination of their businesses. The routine filings, required periodically under JSE rules when companies are under “cautionary”, follow the stunning announcement in mid-July that they were in talks about a deal. Despite potentially insurmountable regulatory and political...

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MTN South Africa says that its airfibre offering, MTN Supersonic, has seen enormous growth since launching in March 2021, with the product now being used in over 3.4-million homes. Airfibre, like Supersonic’s, leverages Gigabit 1 (G1) Radio to transmit internet data, unlike with traditional fibre cables. MTN says Airfibre uses open spectrum frequencies, which lowers...