Customers in Morocco wanting to port their numbers to a competitor now have to abide by the new decision published by the Moroccan telecom authority ANRT applying to fixed and mobile operators. The main measure is the introduction of a twelve-character alpha-numeric code, known as RIO (Releve d'Identite Operateur), which will be issued to customers free of charge to identify lines more easily in the number porting process. Operators must introduce the new codes by 01 February 2022.

Read more: The ANRT publishes new measures for number portability

Effective since day 1 of 2021, Maroc Telecom, majority owned by the Emirati Etisalat, has rebranded all its 11 subsidiaries in Arica as Moov Africa, evoking a “new chapter” in its international development: “This new identity illustrates the vision of the Maroc Telecom group “Africa on the move”, which lies in the principle of sharing the group’s know-how and its capacity for innovation for the benefit of the countries in which it operates”, said the company.

Read more: Maroc Telecom’s African subsidiaries rebranded to Moov Africa

Neural Technologies, a leading provider of Revenue Protection and Digital Transformation solutions, has been awarded a deal by Orange Morocco to deliver its Revenue Assurance and Fraud Management solution. The new partnership will help Orange Morocco to detect and prevent fraud in the Africa and Middle Eastern markets to its 22 million customers.

Read more: Orange Morocco signs partnership to prevent fraud in Africa

The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat has witnessed the signing of three agreements between the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA), Vodafone Egypt, Telecom Egypt and Etisalat Misr, for allocating new frequencies in the 2600 MHz band, after completing the organizational procedures to reach the optimal frequency allocation, to leverage these frequencies and improve service quality.

Read more: Frequency allocation agreements signed to boost ICT infrastructure in Egypt

Telecom Egypt announced its 2021 guidance, in line with three main KPIs: Mid-to-high single digit revenue growth, EBITDA margin in the early thirties and in-service CapEx-to-sales ratio in the late twenties, excluding spectrum.
Adel Hamed, managing director and chief executive officer, commented, “Our 2021 guidance reflects our expectations of another year of outstanding operational and financial performance, which will continue to support the company in its vision of becoming the leading ICT provider in the market, and transforming Egypt into a premium digital hub.

Read more: Telecom Egypt sets ambitious goals for 2021

CSG® announced that its long-standing partnership with Airtel Africa has been extended. As part of the enhanced agreement, CSG will provide Airtel Africa with managed services, including customer relationship management and convergent charging and billing solutions to support the growth the company is experiencing through its 14-country footprint across Africa.

Read more: Airtel Africa extends partnership with CSG to support its digital transformation efforts