Mali signs two roaming agreements, with Benin and Togo

Mali has entered into two mobile roaming agreements with fellow West African countries Benin and Togo, with implementation expected before the end of February 2024, Agence Ecofin reports. The Malian Authority for the Regulation of Telecommunications/ICT and Post (L’Autorite Malienne de Regulation des Telecommunications/TIC et des Postes, AMRTP) signed bilateral memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with its Beninese and...

Two new roaming agreements signed in West Africa

Regulators in several West African markets have signed agreements that will facilitate roaming. Senegal’s Authority of Regulation of Telecommunications and Post (L’Autorite de Regulation des Telecommunications et des Postes, ARTP) and the Regulatory Authority of Mauritania (Autorite de Regulation, ARE) have signed a memorandum of understanding that will see the regulators work together on limiting cross-border interference....

Ghana and Togo signed an agreement to abolish roaming fees (Free Roaming)

This agreement follows a similar partnership recently signed between Togo and Benin. It is the result of months of consultations between regulators from both parties and representatives of MTN, Vodafone, Moov Africa, Airtel and Togocel in particular. Togo signed a Free Roaming memorandum of understanding with Ghana at the beginning of the month. The signing took place...

Zimbabwe: Econet Wireless strengthens its mobile roaming offer

Econet Wireless dominates the Zimbabwean telecoms market with nearly 70% of the shares according to the regulator’s statistics. Its competitors are Telecel, TelOne and NetOne. Telecommunications operator Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has announced that it is strengthening its mobile roaming services for both its subscribers traveling outside Zimbabwe and subscribers of other networks visiting the country. The company...

EAC to review framework on roaming call charges: East Africa

East Africa’s communications sector regulators have resolved to review the implementation of the One Network Area (Ona) framework on roaming charges. The development was reached at during a two-day Heads of Communications Regulatory Authorities summit held in Kigali, Rwanda, between September 14 and 15. Dr Aminah Zawedde, the permanent secretary at Uganda’s Ministry of ICT...

Senegal: National mobile roaming now effective

Senegal’s Regulation Authority for Telecommunications and Posts (L’Autorite de Regulation des Telecommunications et des Postes, ARTP) has welcomed the implementation of roaming arrangements between the country’s mobile network operators (MNOs). ‘National roaming is now a reality in Senegal,’ Abdou Karim Sall, Director General of the watchdog, confirmed on Wednesday following initial testing in the Diourbel region....

Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire kick off bilateral free roaming deal in west Africa

Ghana’s National Communications Authority (NCA) and the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Cote d’Ivoire (Autorite de Regulation des Telecommunications de Cote d’Ivoire, ARTCI) have officially launched bilateral roaming services (voice, SMS and data) between the two countries. Implemented in collaboration with the mobile network operators (MNOs) of both countries, the initiative eliminates surcharges for roaming between the two nations,...

Zimbabwe, Botswana, Malawi and Zambia pledge to scrap mobile roaming charges

The initiative is expected to facilitate and improve electronic communications in the Southern African region. Other regional organizations on the continent are implementing similar initiatives.  Zimbabwe, Botswana, Malawi and Zambia have pledged to scrap mobile roaming charges between them from next August. This should allow mobile phone users to stay connected when traveling outside of their home...

Ghana: MTN, Vodafone extend roaming agreement

In April 2022, MTN Ghana and Vodafone Ghana signed a national roaming agreement, and a pilot phase was even launched in the Volta region.   Telecommunications operators Vodafone Ghana and MTN Ghana have extended the scope of their national roaming agreement to the entire country. In areas where Vodafone’s network is poor or nonexistent, its subscribers...

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