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How vital is Liberia Telecoms to Liberia?

 Liberian policy analyst Francis Nyepon describes the recent fate of The Liberia Telecommunications Corporation in a blistering article first published in The Liberian Times - and deserving a far wider readership. In the article, which is published in

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Pan-African regulator could reduce Africa's ICT costs

A Pan-African ICT regulatory agency, dealing specifically with ICT issues with a continent-wide bearing, could help reduce the costs of communications to African governments, businesses and individuals. This is the view of Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, CEO of the Commonwealth Telecommunications...

Sub-Sahara "unpredictable & short-sighted" - GSMA

Almost 30% more people (25 million) in Sub-Saharan Africa would have mobile phones if it was not for the unpredictable and short-term approach to regulation in many countries in the region, according to a PriceWaterhouse Coopers study published by the GSM Association (GSMA).

MTC buys 61% of Mobitel in Sudan

In a deal valued at US$1.332 billion, MTC has acquired from Sudatel 61% of Sudanese mobile operator Mobitel. Mobitel currently has almost 2 million customers, up 70% in the last year. Funding for this new transaction was secured following the

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Intec continues Nigerian expansion

Medallion Communications, a newly launched interconnect clearing house for all telecommunications service providers in Nigeria, has commissioned Intec Telecom Systems to provide a combined interconnect transiting switch and interconnect settlement scheme under one platform...

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