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MainOne’s West Africa gets Cote d’Ivoire license

As part of its West Africa expansion, connectivity and data centre solutions operator MainOne has secured a license to expand national and international connectivity services in Cote d’Ivoire. The C1B license, received from Minister Bruno Koné, the country’s Minister for Communication, Digital Economy and Postal Services, will enable MainOne land its trans-Atlantic submarine cable and […]

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Vodacom: 1st African mobile network to exceed 80 per cent population coverage on 4G

Vodacom has become the first African mobile network to exceed 80% population coverage on 4G. Vodacom now provides 80.12 per cent 4G coverage in South Africa, with 99.78 per cent of the population covered by 3G and 99.97 per cent covered by 2G. The accelerated rural coverage programme, outlined by Vodacom in June last year, […]

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SA’s HTEK IP phones certified by PortaOne

Q-KON SA, a value-added distributor of unified communication (UC) solutions since 2005, announced that the HTEK UC900 series IP phones have been certified by PortaOne. This follows the successful interoperability testing and auto-provisioning integration with PortaSwitch, the PortaOne platform that delivers UC as a service. Providers using PortaSwitch can now use the HTEK phones without […]

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ZTE, MTN Group partner to commercialize 5G network in Africa, Middle East

International technology company has partnered with telecommunication company MTN group to commercialize the rollout of the 5G network in Africa and Middle East. According to the agreement, the two companies, in the framework of the existing cooperation, will carry out a series of evaluations and tests of technology verification in the field of 5G, to […]

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MTN Nigeria to list $5.23 billion by July in a debut IPO in Lagos

MTN plans to list its Nigerian unit worth $5.23 billion by July in a debut IPO on the Lagos bourse and will raise fresh funds to reduce debt, according to pre-IPO presentation seen by Reuters. MTN aims to raise at least $400 million from the IPO to pay preference shareholders and is preparing to file […]

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Sector expert next to buy 9mobile – Regulator

Nigeria’s telecom regulator wants to ensure that the telecoms firm 9mobile, born out of the defunct Etisalat Nigeria, is bought by investors with the know-how to run a company in that sector, it said on Friday. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is looking into the financial health of telecoms firms after Etisalat Nigeria defaulted on […]

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Salient MTN Data plans Nigeria 2018

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Telecom Egypt, Orange Data to provide bitstream services

Telecom Egypt has signed an agreement with Orange Data to provide infrastructure and transmission services for three years. The agreement formalizes existing relationships with Orange Data in regards to new services offered through Telecom Egypt’s modernized network, which is based on fiber technology instead of the legacy services offered on the historical copper network. The […]

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This 9Mobile ad will anger Glo

As Nigerians, there are two things we need to know about 9Mobile and Glo. 9Mobile can’t say whether it will still be in business at the end of 2018. Glo spends more money advertising a poor network to Nigerians. So I can ask: Who is dissing who?

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Nigerian senate frees MTN on charges of corruption

Nigeria’s Senate approved on Wednesday a report largely exonerating South African telecoms company MTN Group Ltd’s Nigerian unit, after the business was accused of illegally repatriating $14 billion to its parent. But the Senate report also asked Nigeria’s central bank to sanction Stanbic IBTC Bank “for improper documentations in respect of capital repatriation and loan […]

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Nokia and Vodacom test for 5G future

Nokia and Vodacom have signed an agreement under which the companies will trial Nokia 5G technology to accelerate the launch of the new technology and enable Vodacom to drive digitalization for the benefit of businesses and individuals in South Africa. Nokia has a 5G portfolio that will allow operators to gain an early-to-market advantage in […]

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MTN , Vodacom vie for title holder of biggest digital bank in Africa

Already the continent’s biggest mobile-phone company by subscribers, Johannesburg-based MTN is adding about 500,000 active banking customers a month, Chief Executive Officer Rob Shuter, 50, said on Wednesday. About 20 million people use MTN’s mobile banking now, he said in an interview at Bloomberg’s office in the South African city. MTN, Vodacom and other competitors are […]

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African telecoms to abolish roaming rates

Phone calls across African borders could become cheaper, as ministers have discussed making an agreement to scrap roaming charges reports The East African. This emerged from a meeting of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (comesa), which has been taking place in Lusaka, Zambia, it adds. Ecowas, which is a group of 15 West […]

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