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MTN to pursue Nigeria stake sale

MTN to pursue Nigeria stake sale

MTN Group has reaffirmed its intention to reduce its presence in Nigeria, although the ongoing Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak may force it to sell off multiple smaller holdings in stages.

High-speed internet for DRC schools

High-speed internet for DRC schools

Konnect Africa, a subsidiary of satellite operator Eutelsat Communications, along with educational platform Schoolap and financial messaging network Flash Services, is planning to bring high-speed internet connectivity to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) schools.

Liberia responds to complaints about rural coverage

Liberia responds to complaints about rural coverage

Inadequate rural coverage is often a problem in African markets but Liberia’s House of Representatives has now asked the country’s Post and Telecommunication Committee to launch an investigation into the issue – and the country’s two leading operators in particular. 

Rain introduces cheaper 5G access

Rain introduces cheaper 5G access

Pioneering South African operator Rain, which launched a 5G service late last year, has now launched a new payment product, called the Standard Plan, which offers subscribers an uncapped 30Mbps service for R699 (about $44.75) per month.

Now let’s build broadband, says Namibia

Now let’s build broadband, says Namibia

According to recent reports in the southern African press, Namibia's Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) last week launched its National Broadband Policy together with what it calls an Implementation Action Plan.