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Telkom Kenya announces new direction

Telkom Kenya announces new direction

Following the abrupt end to its planned merger with Airtel Kenya, Telkom Kenya’s leadership has announced what it calls the "bold decision to carve out a new direction" for the company.

South Africa’s Cell C plans store closures

South Africa’s Cell C plans store closures

In addition to plans reported in June to make about 960 workers, from a workforce of 2,500, redundant, South African mobile operator Cell C said on Friday that it expects to close around 128 stores across the country.

Six Central African countries to abolish roaming charges

Six Central African countries to abolish roaming charges

It’s been a long time coming but it looks as though free roaming across six Central African countries – for nationals of those countries – is going to be a reality from the start of 2021 with the formal adoption of the measure by the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC).

DSS boosts 5G rollout in Brazil and South Africa

DSS boosts 5G rollout in Brazil and South Africa

Following yesterday’s announcement that Zain is offering 5G coverage in all of Saudi Arabia’s regions, we also have 5G coverage news from Brazil and South Africa, although, confusingly, neither country has formally auctioned long-term 5G spectrum yet.