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Ooredoo selects Ericsson for deploying BSS solutions in MENA

Ooredoo selects Ericsson for deploying BSS solutions in MENA

Qatari multinational telecommunications company Ooredoo has selected Ericsson for deploying its Business Support Systems (BSS) solutions under a five-year frame agreement for several operating companies across the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast Asia.

Last chance gone for Gambian operator Comium

Last chance gone for Gambian operator Comium

It looks like it’s finally the end for Gambian mobile provider Comium after the threat of licence suspension was held over it less than a month ago in an attempt to get it to pay a number of outstanding fees the regulator says it owes.

Nigerian Twitter ban is over – or is it?

Nigerian Twitter ban is over – or is it?

Late last week President Muhammadu Buhari told Nigerians, in an Independence Day broadcast, that after a government team had had "extensive engagements" with Twitter, the ban on Twitter's operations in Nigeria was to be lifted. But there are strings attached.

Cameroon goes for NAAS with NuRAN

Cameroon goes for NAAS with NuRAN

NuRAN Wireless, a supplier of mobile and broadband wireless infrastructure solutions, says the first site in Cameroon relating to its network as a service (NAAS) contracts with Orange SA went live last week and, the company adds, has already begun to generate significant traffic.

Ecuador and Citel target rural connectivity

Ecuador and Citel target rural connectivity

The Ecuadorian Ministry of Telecommunications and the Information Society (Mintel), and the Inter-American Telecommunications Commission (Citel) have signed a memorandum of understanding to connect rural and difficult-to-access areas of the country.

Batelco says goodbye to 2G after 27 years

Batelco says goodbye to 2G after 27 years

It may come as a surprise to some readers that a major operator in Bahrain still runs a 2G network. Well, it won’t be doing so for much longer. Operator Batelco is phasing out its 2G network to make way for what it calls transformation towards advanced mobile development.

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