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Africell launch confirmed for 2021

Africell launch confirmed for 2021

Angola is edging further away from mobile duopoly status with the news that Leonel Augusto, the chairman of the Angolan Institute of Communications (INACOM) has supported Africell’s aim of launching services in the second half of next year.

Looking towards 5G in Africa - ZTE’s Zhao Peng

Looking towards 5G in Africa - ZTE’s Darren Zhao

ZTE has been active in the African market since 1997, with business in this region and the Middle East overseen by the company’s President MEA, Darren Zhao. As the continent gears up for 5G adoption, we spoke to him to discuss ZTE’s past and future in Africa as well as the impact that the

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Vodacom Mozambique plans ahead

Vodacom Mozambique plans ahead

There’s a strong corporate social responsibility (CSR) angle to the recent announcement by Vodacom Mozambique of its major objectives for the next five years.

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).

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