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MTN Nigeria promises to boost broadband access

MTN Nigeria promises to boost broadband access

MTN Nigeria, the biggest operator in the pan-African MTN Group in terms of subscriber numbers, says it is planning to invest 600 billion naira (about $1.46 billion) over the next three years to expand broadband access.

Second Ethiopian telecoms licence is up for grabs – again

Second Ethiopian telecoms licence is up for grabs – again

The on-again-off-again story of the sale of two full-service telecoms licences in Ethiopia is  back in the news after an announcement from  the country’s government that it plans to reopen bidding for its second telecoms operator licence, which did not attract acceptable

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MFS Africa moves into Sierra Leone

MFS Africa moves into Sierra Leone

MFS Africa, which describes itself as Africa’s largest payment gateway, has announced its entry into Sierra Leone, partnering with Afrimoney, the mobile money service offered by pan-African telecommunications company Africell.

Senegal announces big plans for new data centre

Senegal announces big plans for new data centre

Following a number of announcements from other parts of West Africa, Senegal is the latest country in the region to make headlines in the data centre world with the official announcement of plans to migrate all government data and applications to a new government data centre.

Can social media survive in Vietnam?

Can social media survive in Vietnam?

The incredible reach of social media is causing issues for governments and social media companies alike as they struggle with conflicts between free speech and the perceived interests of the state. The latest example in a growing number comes from Vietnam.