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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.

Read more: Ethio Telecom Launches the First 5G Network in the Country

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.

Read more: Leading operators in Ghana sign national roaming agreement

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.

Read more: Vodacom to Reduce Its Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2025

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.

Read more: Ethio Telecoms in partnership with internet providers to resell its internet service

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.

Read more: NCC Opposes ALTON's Proposed Tariff Increase

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.

Read more: MTN Uganda waves strong growth in Q1

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