MTN has announced the launch of its next-generation 5G network with 100 sites covering areas of Johannesburg and Cape Town, as well as Bloemfontein and Port Elizabeth.
Angola awarded the license for its fourth telecoms network to Lebanese group Africell, as sub-Saharan Africa's second-biggest oil producer opens other economic sectors to foreign competition. Africell is already present in four African countries - Gambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone and Uganda.
Access to the internet has the power to change lives and bridge inequalities and MTN Group reached a significant milestone by recording 100 million active data users on its networks across Africa and the Middle East.
Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy and among the top ten global operators, announces the opening of a new Point of Presence (PoP) in Casablanca, Morocco.
Telkom has delivered a solid top-line performance in the year to 31 March 2020, with revenue increasing 3.0% to R43.0 billion, mainly driven by a 54.4% increase in mobile service revenue in a year where South Africa slipped into a technical recession and consumer and business confidence waned. The performance was underpinned by capital investments of R7.8 billion in the period.
Maroc Telecom has announced its consolidated financial results for the first quarter of 2020, announcing a good operational performance.
Telecom Egypt's consolidated revenue rose 15 percent year on year in the first quarter to 31 March to EGP 7 billion from EGP 6.09 billion in Q1 2019.
MTN Group announced details of its R250 million relief package in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Operating across 21 markets, MTN Group has customized its response to recognize its responsibility to contribute both in its home market South Africa as well as in many other markets facing enormous challenges managing the pandemic. Comprising five key intervention initiatives, the Group has focused on employees, customers, vulnerable groups, contributions to the South African Government’s Solidarity Fund and participating in industry interventions.
In light of their ongoing strategic partnership, Telecom Egypt and Etisalat Misr signed two first of their kind agreements relating to transmission and mobile-to-fixed interconnection. The first agreement entails a development of Telecom Egypt's transmission and infrastructure services’ commercial model with Etisalat Misr, where Etisalat Misr for the first time signs a long-term agreement including an annual commitment for Telecom Egypt’s infrastructure and transmission services.
As a step to help operators cope with a significant increase in internet traffic amid the coronavirus lockdown, Ghana’s telecoms regulator the National Communications Authority (NCA) has temporarily granted Vodafone and MTN Ghana additional pectrum.