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Who wants to be Syria’s third operator?

Who wants to be Syria’s third operator?

Reports from a number of news sources suggest that the Syrian Communications and Postal Regulatory Authority has finalised a draft licence for a possible third mobile operator, potentially ending a two-decade duopoly.

Kismet-Megafon JV buys Russian Towers

Kismet-Megafon JV buys Russian Towers

Investment firm Kismet Capital Group, through its joint venture with telecoms company Megafon, can apparently now boast the largest tower asset portfolio in Russia after a major acquisition involving a Russian infrastructure company.

Bill-sharing app launched by Saudi’s stc pay

Bill-sharing app launched by Saudi’s stc pay

Saudi Arabia’s stc pay, the digital payment provider service of telecommunications company stc, has launched Qattah, which it describes as an integrated service which will allow customers to easily share and track expenses with multiple people, removing the stress from splitting bills.

Kenya’s mobile termination rate debate hots up

Kenya’s mobile termination rate debate hots up

The Consumers Federation of Kenya (Cofek) and two of the country’s operators, Airtel Kenya and Telkom Kenya, have joined in the controversy over a case involving mobile termination rates (MTR) – the charges levied by a mobile service provider on other telecommunications service providers for

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Ethiopia’s second new licence is on hold – again

Ethiopia’s second new licence is on hold – again

A small notice with big significance was issued with little fanfare just before what was a lengthy Christmas break in many countries as the Ethiopian Communications Authority (ECA) decided to call a halt to plans to award another new communications licence.

Nigeria’s NIN-SIM enrolment process extended into 2022

Nigeria’s NIN-SIM enrolment process extended into 2022

Although Nigeria’s NIN enrolments are now said to have reached 71 million, the country’s government evidently feels not enough Nigerians have linked their National Identification Number (NIN) to their Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) and has approved a further extension of the deadline for the

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