Telkom has delivered a solid top-line performance in the year to 31 March 2020, with revenue increasing 3.0% to R43.0 billion, mainly driven by a 54.4% increase in mobile service revenue in a year where South Africa slipped into a technical recession and consumer and business confidence waned. The performance was underpinned by capital investments of R7.8 billion in the period.

Read more: Telkom grows mobile business, improves free cash flow three-fold

MTN Group announced details of its R250 million relief package in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Operating across 21 markets, MTN Group has customized its response to recognize its responsibility to contribute both in its home market South Africa as well as in many other markets facing enormous challenges managing the pandemic. Comprising five key intervention initiatives, the Group has focused on employees, customers, vulnerable groups, contributions to the South African Government’s Solidarity Fund and participating in industry interventions.

Read more: MTN Group put together a R250m-worth relief package to fight coronavirus pandemic

In light of their ongoing strategic partnership, Telecom Egypt and Etisalat Misr signed two first of their kind agreements relating to transmission and mobile-to-fixed interconnection. The first agreement entails a development of Telecom Egypt's transmission and infrastructure services’ commercial model with Etisalat Misr, where Etisalat Misr for the first time signs a long-term agreement including an annual commitment for Telecom Egypt’s infrastructure and transmission services.

Read more: Telecom Egypt, Etisalat Misr consolidate their partnership with new agreement