Sub-Saharan mobile broadband subs penetration to reach 50% by 2025 - Ericsson

15 November 2019

The sub-Saharan Africa region

The sub-Saharan Africa region

Mobile broadband subscription penetration in sub-Saharan Africa stands at approximately 30% and is forecast to reach around 50% by the end of 2025, according to the Ericsson Mobility report.

Driving factors include a young and fast-growing population and increasing demand for digital services and financial inclusion. The Ericsson Mobility Report article published in conjunction with MTN at AfricaCom 2019 in Cape Town examines market growth for mobile services in Ghana and Rwanda. It also looks at how a structured customer service programme has improved quality of services for end-users in these two markets. 

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Liberian regulator intervenes in row

08 November 2019

Prior to the watchdog’s intervention, the operators introduced campaigns offering subscribers three-day unlimited calls for US$1

Prior to the watchdog’s intervention, the operators introduced campaigns offering subscribers three-day unlimited calls for US$1

The Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA) has waded into an ongoing price war between Orange and LonestarCell MTN, which dates back to 2012 with the former owner of Orange, Cellcom GSM.

Prior to the watchdog’s intervention, the operators introduced campaigns offering subscribers three-day unlimited calls for US$1.

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Ericsson and MTN launch mobile money open API platform in Ghana

08 November 2019

MTN and Ericsson have extended their Mobile Money partnership with the launch of an open API platform in Ghana.

The move will give entrepreneurs an opportunity to develop (EWP) revenue-generating applications.

Under the terms of the new agreement, MTN will grant access to third parties to its Mobile API powered by Ericsson’s Wallet Platform.

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Sierra Leone takes out US$30m loan to fund project

08 November 2019

Sierra Leone has secured a US$30m loan agreement to fund its contract with Huawei for the second phase of its National Fibre Optic Backbone Project.

Fibre cables will be installed in unconnected regions and enable MNOs and ISPs to expand their capacity and offer 3G and 4G services.

The regions include 19 cities -15 of which will get new backbone stations while a new metropolitan area network will be constructed in the remaining four, to serve around 2.6 million people.

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