Guinée Télécom public test trial commences

18 May 2023

The public test phase of the public telecommunications company Guinée Télécom has been launched, according to Gaoual Diallo, minister of posts, telecommunications and the digital economy.

Almost 10,000 SIM cards will be distributed to citizens to test the network that is now operational in Kaloum, Conakry.

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MTN to sell operations in Guinea-Bissau, Guinea-Conakry, and Liberia

15 May 2023

MTN Group is in talks with Axian Telecom, which has made an offer to purchase its operations in three West African nations: Guinea-Bissau, Guinea-Conakry and Liberia.

"As we are at an early stage of deliberations, we emphasise that any process of this nature will entail extensive engagements with stakeholders who will be appropriately informed as and when the evaluation process has materially progressed," said MTN Group in a statement.

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Nigeria needs 700 billion naira to fill coverage gaps

15 May 2023

Nigeria needs some 700 billion naira to fill the gaps in national mobile network coverage, according to Umar Danbatta, executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

These funds should be used to strengthen the national telecoms infrastructure, particularly in rural areas. According to Danbatta, this would promote the widespread availability and use of the mobile telecommunications network throughout the country. He also urged the federal government to declare a state of emergency in the telecom sector.

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Striving for tower efficiencies

05 May 2023

Enhancing tower operations is key to meeting global sustainability goals, increasing reliability and, of course, profitability. Amy Saunders finds out how towercos are advancing in an increasingly competitive landscape

Demand for mobile data is booming in developing world regions, with digital transformation accelerated hugely by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Across Africa, mobile – as the dominant form of connectivity - was key to the pandemic response as services moved online.

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