Monthly Archives: July 2018

Teleology Holdings gets extra time to finalize acquisition of 9mobile Nigeria

Teleology Holdings, appointed in February 2018 the preferred bidder for the acquisition of mobile operator 9mobile, has been given additional time to finalize this operation. The initial 90-day time limit for Teleology to pay $ 251 million, after having already paid a non-refundable advance of $ 50 million in March, expired on July 25, 2018. [...]

France 24 to kick off in English-speaking African countries

France 24 has signed new distribution agreements in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Swaziland and Zambia, particularly increasing its presence across English-speaking Africa, where it now covers over 14 million households. In South Africa a distribution agreement was agreed with Media Core Group, adding France 24s English Channel to the operators new satellite package on IS20. [...]

Mauritius Telecom, preferred bidder for the acquisition of the majority of Uganda Telecom

Of the six companies in the race for the acquisition of the majority of the capital of the incumbent carrier Uganda Telecom (UTL), the Mauritian incumbent, Mauritius Telecom, managed to snatch the place of preferred bidder. In a document related to the merger and acquisition transaction, signed by the Economic Intelligence Authority (FIA) of Uganda, [...]

Media regulator in Gabon suspends private TV channel Media + for 30 days

In Gabon, the High Authority for Communication (HAC) suspended for 30 days the private television channel Media +. According to the allegations of officials of the institution, Abu Becker Ndiaye, the managing director of Media +, refused to receive on the premises of the channel a delegation of the HAC. “It was illustrated by a [...]

e.tv rolls out first PVR capability for Openview

e.tvs satellite TV service has introduced its first personal video recorder (PVR) decoder functionality, the Open PVR. This will make it possible for viewers in South Africa and neighbouring countries to now also record and store free-to-air content shown on e.tv and the SABC’s channels to watch later. The Open PVR, activated through inserting an [...]

Frehiwot Tamiru appointed as the CEO of Ethio Telecom

Frehiwot Tamiru has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopias state-run telecommunications company, Ethio Telecom. Frehiwot had previously worked as the deputy CEO of the now defunct Ethiopia Telecommunications Corporation. She will be leading a company with an estimated 22,200 workers. The company is one of the solely state-run businesses. The others [...]

Google’s Free Wifi launched in Nigeria

Google has introduced its free Wi-Fi service for Nigerians, the Google Station, in Ikeja, Lekki and other parts of Lagos. The companys country director in Nigeria, Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor, declared, It is live in some locations already like the MMA 2, Ikeja City Mall, The Palms Lekki, Computer Village and the University of Lagos. Ehimuan-Chiazor also [...]

MTV to promote health in Africa through drama series MTV Shuga

The award-winning drama series MTV Shuga will soon promote HIV innovation, including HIV self-testing and preventive drugs, following a three-year collaboration between global health initiative Unitaid, the MTV Staying Alive Foundation and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. The programme is designed to help millions of young viewers in French- and English-speaking Africa [...]

Vodacom Mozambique renews license

Mobile operator Vodacom Mozambique has renewed telecommunications licence. With a validity of 15 years, this new license replaces the last held by the telecom company, still valid until August 23, 2018. In fact, with the renewed telecom license, Vodacom Mozambique will be able to offer high-speed Internet, radio, television and other value-added services to consumers [...]