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IHS and MTN agree massive tower sale

IHS and MTN agree massive tower sale

In a deal that gives shared telecommunications infrastructure specialist IHS Towers a big foothold in South Africa and operator MTN a massive boost to its balance sheet, IHS is acquiring a large number of telecommunication towers from the South African giant.

MTN Uganda and TerraPay enhance partnership

MTN Uganda and TerraPay enhance partnership

MTN Mobile Money Uganda, a subsidiary of operator MTN Uganda, and TerraPay, a global payments infrastructure company, have announced an association that will enable MTN Mobile Money Uganda to facilitate international digital cross-border remittances and speedy money transfers to beneficiaries

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Safaricom announces investment plans for Ethiopian venture

Safaricom announces investment plans for Ethiopian venture

Given the ongoing conflict there, it’s probably not quite business as usual for Safaricom in Ethiopia, but the leading Kenyan operator has nevertheless announced plans to invest an initial $600 million in Ethiopia where it is part of a consortium setting up a new telecommunications operation of

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Will West African regulators address fraud and roaming?

Will West African regulators address fraud and roaming?

The West African Telecoms Regulators Assembly (WATRA) has acknowledged the need to develop technical and regulatory means to combat the rising wave of electronic fraud. It also hopes to address the standardisation of roaming tariffs in the sub-region.

MTN Nigeria examines women’s access to mobile finance

MTN Nigeria examines women’s access to mobile finance

Multilateral development finance institution the African Development Bank has signed a grant agreement for $500,000 with Y’ello Digital Financial Services (YDFS), a fintech subsidiary of operator MTN Nigeria. The grant will be used for a study into economic, religious, and social factors

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Tower firm targets Kenya’s leading operators

Tower firm targets Kenya’s leading operators

Yet another example of the growth of the infrastructure leasing model in the telecommunications world comes from Kenya, where a major name is hoping to interest a number of big local operators in its tower offering.

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