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MFS Africa moves into Sierra Leone

MFS Africa moves into Sierra Leone

MFS Africa, which describes itself as Africa’s largest payment gateway, has announced its entry into Sierra Leone, partnering with Afrimoney, the mobile money service offered by pan-African telecommunications company Africell.

Indonesia begins 2.3GHz refarming process

Indonesia begins 2.3GHz refarming process

Indonesia’s Ministry of Communication and Information (known locally as KemKominfo) has commenced the process of refarming 2.3GHz spectrum in a bid to improve service quality and prepare for 5G by using airwaves more efficiently.

Millicom confirms major investment in Panama

Millicom confirms major investment in Panama

Millicom, a leading provider of fixed and mobile services operating under the Tigo brand, has further underlined its enhanced focus on Latin America with the confirmation of a $250 million investment plan for Panama.

Four operators interested in North Macedonian 5G auction

Four operators interested in North Macedonian 5G auction

North Macedonian regulator the Agency for Electronic Communications (AEK) has announced that it has received four expressions of interest from telecommunications operators in participating in a planned auction for the allocation of frequencies for 5G networks.

South Sudanese-owned operator launches in Juba

South Sudanese-owned operator launches in Juba

The launch of a new operator in any country is newsworthy but the launch of South Sudan’s Digitel Telecommunications has been noted by the country’s leader, not too surprisingly perhaps as this is the first-ever South Sudanese-owned mobile telecom company.

Grain Management buys Brazilian ISP Conexao

Grain Management buys Brazilian ISP Conexao

Grain Management, a private equity firm focused on digital infrastructure, has acquired Conexao Group, a Brazilian alternative high-speed internet service provider (ISP) operating in the Northeast and Southeast regions of Brazil, from ACON Investments, a private equity firm.

Myanmar junta increases pressure on telecom firms

Myanmar junta increases pressure on telecom firms

An order from Myanmar’s Posts and Telecommunications Department (PTD) allegedly insists that senior executives of major telecoms firms, both foreigners and Myanmar nationals, must seek special authorisation to leave the country.

Telenor deflates Myanmar sale speculation

Telenor deflates Myanmar sale speculation

Telenor Group has dismissed reports that it is seeking to sell its Myanmar unit while noting that the military junta’s ongoing blackout on internet services may affect its continued market presence.

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