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Algeria's Mobilis targets Mali's fourth mobile licence

Algeria's Mobilis targets Mali's fourth mobile licence

Mobile operator plans expansion into new markets, beginning with Mali.

Safaricom deepens interest in social media, e-commerce

Safaricom deepens interest in social media, e-commerce

Telco looks to broaden its offering, integrate platforms to establish early lead in what analysts describe as a potentially high-value market segment.

East Africa rallies to end forced roaming

East Africa rallies to end forced roaming

East African Organisation of Communications initiates cross-border mobile frequency coordination.

Zimbabwe ISP ZOL stuns market with data tariff hike

Zimbabwe ISP ZOL stuns market with data tariff hike

Company notifies clients of a rate increase of 5% effective August.

Kenya sets aside US$30 million for connectivity projects

Kenya sets aside US$30 million for connectivity projects

USF moves into second phase, initiates open tender on potential service providers.

IBM exec named Egypt's new IT minister

IBM exec named Egypt's new IT minister

Company's Egypt country manager Amr Talaat replaces Yasser ElKady who served in the position since September 2015.

MTN to launch mobile service in Namibia in August

MTN to launch mobile service in Namibia in August

Operator plans to leverage state-owned Telecom Namibia's network infrastructure.

Uzi, ZICTA bump heads over licence conditions

Uzi, ZICTA bump heads over licence conditions

Govt confirms discussions continue, but sources close to company say some believe deadline for 100% national coverage is too tight.

Telekom Networks Malawi expects higher after-tax profit

Telekom Networks Malawi expects higher after-tax profit

Company focuses on 4G, converged services to continue to make inroads into the market.

Ethiopia to split telecoms monopoly to bolster competition

Ethiopia to split telecoms monopoly to bolster competition

MTN, Vodacom have expressed interest in the growth potential of the market.

Angola's president reaffirms plans to licence new telco

Angola's president reaffirms plans to licence new telco

João Lourenço has confirmed that the country will increase the number of operators to boost competition.