As COVID-19 continues to impact communities and businesses around the world, Ooredoo Group is supporting customers across its global footprint with both digital solutions and relief measures. Ooredoo teams are working together to share knowledge and experiences internationally to better serve and support customers.  

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MTN Benin has extended its long-term relationship with Ericsson to provide world-class managed services, including Network Operations Center, Field Services in Radio, Core and Transmission in Benin. The new contract will propel MTN Benin towards intelligent & data driven operations with the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) used cases. 

Read more: MTN initiates Network Managed Operations in Benin

“Following information circulating online and on social media regarding CEO Nikolai Beckers, Ooredoo Algeria abstains from providing any comments. For now, Ooredoo Algeria is gathering all the relevant information.” That was the declaration made by the Algerian operator in an official press release.

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Kenyan operator Safaricom has opened talks with undisclosed investors to form a consortium that will this year bid for one of two Ethiopian telecoms licences, reports Business Daily. However, the cost to break up the current monopoly will not be cheap. A consortium is needed because of the high entry costs that are likely to exceed KES 100 billion $1 billion) mark. The Nairobi Securities Exchange-listed firm said it was racing to assemble the group of investors ahead of its Ethiopian bid, which is expected in April.

Read more: Safaricom very keen of entering the Ethiopian telecom market

Due to the state of disaster period caused by the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has contacted licensees in South Africa to ensure that they make communication services available to all citizens.

Read more: South African regulator calls network service providers for easy access to data