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MTN Group paid Nigerian government over N1.7tr as taxes – COO

Africa’s leading telecommunication company, MTN Nigeria, has revealed that it has paid the Nigerian government a total of over N1.7 trillion in taxes till date, saying over 20 million Nigerians live in areas where MTN is the only network provider. The Chief Operating Officer,...

Facts about Vodafone Idea merger

Vodafone, one the largest telecom provider has finally given details about its proposed merger with India’s Idea Telecom. The proposed merger is expected create the largest telecoms operator in India. The company said in an emails statement that its subsidiary Vodafone India (excluding its 42% stake...

MTN keeps dividend flowing after first loss in 20 years

JOHANNESBURG - Africa's biggest mobile phone operator MTN Group promised to pay a dividend in 2017 on Thursday, sending its shares surging as investors shrugged off a loss that underscored its risks in investing in frontier markets. Founded with the help of Pretoria at...

Telecoms group Orange completes sale of Orange Niger arm to Zamani

PARIS, Nov 22 - Orange, France’s biggest telecoms company, said it had completed the sale of its Orange Niger division to the Zamani Com SAS company, for an undisclosed value. Orange’s operations in Niger have been hit by difficult market conditions and tax disputes...

Nokia enables companies in Africa, ME to capatilize on opportunities from IoT

According to Dr Muneer Zuhdi, Director of Solution Line Management in the Global Digital Economy Practice at Nokia, IoT brings huge opportunities to businesses in MENA, looking to reduce cost, generate new revenue opportunities and enhance customer experience JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, June 7, 2017/ --...

Nigerian lawmakers to prevent telecom firms from storing data abroad

The House of Representatives has called on the Federal Government to mandate the Localisation of Data and Operations by Telecoms firms in the country in the interest of national security. The house urged the Federal Ministry of Communications to take necessary action to address all...

Nigerian telecos seek roadmap on 5G

Telecoms operators in the country have advised the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) to unveil the roadmap on 5G, which the latest technology developed countries are warming up to embrace. Acting under the aegis of the Association of Licensed Telecoms Companies of Nigeria (ALTON), the...

Nigeria’s 9Mobile targets new customers with IOT and AI

Nigeria’s 4th largest telecom operator, 9Mobile, which controls 9% market share, serving 15.4 million subscribers, has a New Year message: the firm will use IoT and machine learning to find new markets and territories. The Acting Managing Director, Stephane Beuvelet, hopes to recapture the...

Bharti Airtel considers sale of 25% stake in Africa unit

Bharti Airtel, facing increased competitive pressures in its home market of India, is considering selling off a 25 percent stake in its African unit to raise as much as $1.5 billion. Airtel, the largest operator in India with a 25 percent market share, stepped up...

Vodacom to Trial South Africa’s First 5G Service With Nokia

Country’s mobile-market leader to consider how to best use 5G Nokia, Huawei, Ericsson conducting 5G tests around the world Vodacom Group Ltd. agreed to a partnership with Nokia Oyj that will see South Africa’s biggest mobile-network operator trial the country’s first high-speed 5G internet...