Ethio telecom has been a pioneer in telecom service providers within Africa. The company has introduced the latest technologies to help support socio-economic development of Ethiopia from its establishment to date, playing an enabling role in the overall development of the nation in all weathers.
MTN Ghana and Vodafone Ghana announced significant progress in the bid to implement a national roaming service in Ghana amongst operators. In this regard, MTN Ghana and Vodafone Ghana have entered a strategic partnership to pilot national roaming in the Volta Region as a first step to a broader nationwide national roaming partnership. This agreement will see Vodafone Ghana expand coverage of its network by leveraging MTN’s network infrastructure in this pilot phase.
To power its operations over the next three years, Vodacom announced its objective to diversify its energy mix by purchasing energy from renewable sources. “Our new energy consumption target is one of the many ways we are tackling our own environmental impact, as we understand that South Africa cannot transition to a sustainable, climate-resilient, low-emissions economy. Only if everyone plays their part,” stated Takalani Netshitenzhe, director of external affairs for Vodacom South Africa.
Ethio telecom signed a three-year contractual agreement with five virtual internet service partners namely WebSprix IT Solutions PLC, VIVATECH Trading PLC, Zergaw ISP, Skynet IT Solution PLC and Dulle Business Group. Based on the contractual agreement, new partners will exclusively provide fixed broadband internet service and are believed to broadly availing the service accessible to customers at large and contributing to the overall efforts of the nation in realizing the digital transformation strategy.
Nigeria's Communications Commission (NCC) has acknowledged receipt of a letter received from the Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) requesting a 40% increase in the prices of certain telecom services. The proposal cannot be implemented at this time due to the need for a rigorous cost-based study and due process, according to the regulator.
An expansion drive into rural and peri-urban areas and a major 5G rollout are among the key benefits for consumers as MTN invests R749 million into the Western Cape this year.
MTN Uganda Limited announced a solid set of first-quarter operating results. The company delivered a strong operational performance with overall mobile subscriber, recording an increase by 8.5% to reach 15.9 million. Active data subscribers increased by approximately 20.1% to 5.4 million supported by the data growth initiatives. As for fintech, subscribers increased by 14.9% to 9.5 million and service revenue grew by 11.0% to Ush 536.3 billion driven by double digit growth in key growth segments of data and mobile money and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) grew by 11.8% to Ush 278.2 billion.
Tunisie Telecom, BSA telecommunication and COMATEL announced the signing of an exclusive agreement with TELECEL Group for the sale of 100% of the shares of Mauritano-Tunisienne des Télécommunications (Mattel).
Six of the world’s leading telcos announced the creation of Alaian, an alliance to connect the open innovation ecosystems of these leading global telcos to reach 50 countries and 700 million customers.
The central bank of Nigeria has granted the final approval for the establishment of Momo Payment Service Bank (Momo PSB). The date of commencement will be communicated to the CBN in accordance with its requirements.