Sub-Saharan Africa

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IHS Towers announces emissions targets

IHS Towers announces emissions targets

IHS Towers, one of the largest independent owners, operators and developers of shared communications infrastructure in the world by tower count, has announced what it calls its Carbon Reduction Roadmap, with an emphasis on its African markets in particular.
MTN Group ends Telkom takeover talks

MTN Group ends Telkom takeover talks

The MTN Group announcement was fairly undemonstrative. Its headline referred to a “Withdrawal of cautionary announcement”. However, the headline on the MyBroadband site was more typical of the media response to the end of talks between the two South African operators MTN and Telkom. It said:...
Uganda tightens rules on internet use

Uganda tightens rules on internet use

The uneasy relationship that many governments have with online discourse continues; a new law in Uganda has imposed restrictions on the use of the internet that some people feel could silence legitimate criticism.
Airtel announces Tanzanian spectrum acquisition

Airtel announces Tanzanian spectrum acquisition

Airtel Africa, a provider of telecommunications and mobile money services in 14 countries across Africa, is again making its presence felt in the African market with a spectrum acquisition that will boost its network in Tanzania.
MTC Namibia hails fibre rollout

MTC Namibia hails fibre rollout

MTC Namibia revealed it has to date deployed 475km of fibre to date across the country to meet the high demand of subscribers and reduce network congestion.
Zimbabwe’s Telecel may be heading for corporate rescue

Zimbabwe’s Telecel may be heading for corporate rescue

Telecel Zimbabwe’s troubles are continuing, with reports from the country’s press that the smallest of the country’s three mobile operators is set to be placed under corporate rescue, a form of bankruptcy protection, due to serious financial distress.
Another Nigerian operator joins the PSB club

Another Nigerian operator joins the PSB club

Nigeria’s Globacom has joined the rush to open payment service banks (PSBs) with the launch of its MoneyMaster PSB offering. MoneyMaster was granted a payment service bank licence by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in 2020.
Kenya acquires full control of Telkom Kenya

Kenya acquires full control of Telkom Kenya

The Kenyan government regained full control over Telkom Kenya after forking out KES6.09 billion (US$50.3m) for the 60% majority stake held by British investment firm Helios Investment Partners, reported Ecofin Agency.
MTN planning greener HQ in South Africa

MTN planning greener HQ in South Africa

MTN is accelerating its goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2040 with the launch of a request for proposal (RFP) to convert its South African headquarters into a ‘green’ office.
Guinean operator ETI upgrades BSS with help from Alepo

Guinean operator ETI upgrades BSS with help from Alepo

In response to what it describes as growing demand for high-quality data services, Guinean operator ETI SA is implementing digital enablement expert Alepo’s BSS Transformation. Alepo says that the advanced platform will modernize the operator’s existing FTTH services, as well as provide support...
South Africa’s Cell C says recapitalisation complete

South Africa’s Cell C says recapitalisation complete

The recapitalisation of South African mobile operator Cell C has finally been completed after years of negotiation. That’s the news from Blue Label Telecoms, the largest shareholder in Cell C, which sells innovative technology for mobile commerce to emerging markets in South Africa and...
Cassava announces more deals for its Liquid businesses

Cassava announces more deals for its Liquid businesses

Cassava Technologies, a pan-African technology group, has had a busy week in which it has announced a satcoms deal with Eutelsat Communications for its Liquid Intelligent Technologies business and a partnership with AWS for its Liquid Cloud division.

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