Sub-Saharan Africa's smartphone penetration at 33%

Surge in SSA
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Figures expected to
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MTN Group ups investment in IHS

MTN Group ups investment in IHS

The mobile operator exchanges 51% interest in Nigeria Tower InterCo for additional shareholding in IHS Holding.

NCC details plan of action to bolster below-par telecoms

NCC details plan of action to bolster below-par telecoms

Executive Vice Chairman lists additional band spectrums, subsidy agreements with service providers to increase broadband rollout as part of 2017 objectives.

Nigeria targets US$1bn digital dividend from broadcast spectrum sale

Nigeria targets US$1bn digital dividend from broadcast spectrum sale

Country's Information Minister outlines govt spectrum strategy amid continued efforts to meet digital migration deadline.

MTN Nigeria wants better protection for telcos

MTN Nigeria wants better protection for telcos

Operator claims OTT services are depleting revenues.

'Nigerians are hungry for internet, but impatient for it'.

'Nigerians are hungry for internet, but impatient for it'

Ntel CEO Kamar Abass offers insight into the West African telecoms market.

NCC experiences major backlash on data tariff hikes

NCC experiences major backlash on data tariff hikes

Regulator halts process following widespread public reaction.

NCC intervenes in operator stand-off.

NCC intervenes in operator stand-off

Regulator mediates in Etisalat, IHS disagreement.

MTN discusses share sale of Nigerian unit

MTN discusses share sale of Nigerian unit

The mobile operator met with Nigeria's Securities and Exchange Commission to discuss a possible initial public offering.

Uncertainty over MTN's Visafone acquisition.

Uncertainty over MTN's Visafone acquisition

On 31 December 2015, MTN acquired 100% of the share capital of Visafone for a cash consideration of R3.4 billion.

MTN allegedly transferred 'mind boggling' sum out of Nigeria illegally

MTN allegedly transferred 'mind boggling' sum out of Nigeria illegally

A Nigerian lawmaker says the amount of money that MTN allegedly moved out of the West African nation illegally is "mind boggling".

Company's CEO says allegation has no merit.

MTN Nigeria denies US$13.92 bn repatriation accusation

Company's CEO says allegation has no merit.