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.
MTN Group announced that its group president and CEO, Rob Shuter, will be stepping down from his role at the end of his contract in March 2021. Shuter has served as MTN CEO since March 2017.
Hormuud Telecom, Somalia’s leading telecommunications firm, announced that they’ve received their ISO 9001:2015 certification. They are the first Somali corporate entity to achieve this certification.
Liquid Telecom Rwanda, part of the leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, launched Liquid Home, affordable super-fast broadband. This announcement coincides with the company’s re-brand of its retail arm from Hai to Liquid Home.
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.
“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.
France's telecoms system can cope with the huge surge in demand sparked by the coronavirus outbreak, one of the country's top providers Orange said.
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.
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.
Telecommunications firm Etisalat Group is set to trial 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G OpenRAN across its markets in Middle East, Asia and Africa.