Category Archives: Telecom

Inwi Morocco launched 4.5G

The mobile phone operator Inwi, of the Moroccan group Al Mada, has just hit a big blow in Morocco by launching the 4,5G, premises to the network of the future that is the 5G. With this new technical configuration, the telecom company can now offer its subscribers a download speed of 1Gbps. In practice, Inwi [...]

Ooredoo rolls out new Shababiah Smart SIM with endless social data in Oman

Ooredoo has released an enhanced digital SIM for its new Shababiah prepaid plan to allowing more customers to enjoy the internet. For just 7.79 USD until 1 November 2018, customers can stay connected for longer with 1 GB of data, 50 local minutes, and Endless WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, and Facebook Messenger. The Director of Consumer Sales of Ooredoo, [...]

Viettel interested in the Ethiopian telecom market

Viettel, the Vietnamese telecom group, has unveiled its interest in the Ethiopian telecom market. This follows from the forthcoming opening of the capital of the incumbent operator Ethio Telecom to foreign investors, announced by the government on June 5th. The telecom company will consider all the options proposed by the Ethiopian government if they are [...]

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. [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Safaricom negotiates with local authorities to introduce M-Pesa into Ethiopia

Ethiopians may soon experience M-Pesa, the famous mobile payment service of Kenyan mobile phone operator Safaricom. According to sources quoted by Reuters, the telecom company has already reached a very advanced level of its negotiations, in this sense, with the authorities of the country. For the Vodacom subsidiary, successfully entering the Ethiopian market, with a [...]

Applus plans to launch 5G in Congo

Matt Stead, Business and Development Africa Manager of Applus, a company specializing in testing, inspection and certification was received in audience on 16 July 2016 by Congolese Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, Léon Juste Ibombo. During the meeting, he expressed to the boss of the telecom sector, the willingness of the company he represents to [...]