Leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has announced that it is investing 8 billion Egyptian Pounds ($400m US Dollars) in Egypt over the next three years. This is part of a major partnership with Telecom Egypt which includes network infrastructure and data centers.
Silicon Waha, affiliated to the Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) signed a cooperation protocol with Vodafone Egypt, with the aim of expanding Vodafone’s business in Egypt and creating more job opportunities in the new technology parks.
Niger ordered the closure of the offices of the country's biggest telecoms operator Airtel, a subsidiary of India's Bharti Airtel group, for unpaid taxes of 107 million dollars.
In its path to becoming an integrated communications company, Etisalat Misr will start operating its fixed line services. To this end, it increased its investments to EGP 3.5-4.5bn in order to develop its network next year.
The National Communications Authority (NCA) has fined MTN Ghana to pay US$1.8 million for delivering poor quality services.
Telecom Egypt has witnessed in it Q3 2018 very positive results. Consolidated revenue lands at EGP 17.4bn, a 32% hike YoY fueled by the inclining pace of data services (+45% YoY) and the contribution of the deal sealed with Bharti Airtel of EGP1.6bn.
Being ahead of African telecommunications companies, MTN Group has declared that it is the first to join the IoT World Alliance in Africa. The IoT World Alliance is a global collaboration of telecommunications providers dedicated to providing seamless machine-to-machine connectivity around the world.
MTN has unveiled the acquisition of music streaming platform Simfy at AfricaCom 2018 which the company CEO Rob Shuter considers as only one step in MTN’s journey to transform into a digital services business.
European telecommunications vendor Nokia has announced a new partnership with Egyptian mobile operator Telecom Egypt. The new partnership will help enhance the broadband capabilities Telecom Egypt can offer its customer base.
The Tanzanian government has expressed its opposition of the Airtel Africa IPO because the country should have been consulted ahead, and given that the ownership of Airtel Tanzania will depend of negotiations between Bharti Airtel and the government.