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Zambia seeks new rival to MTN

Zambia is seeking bidders for a fourth mobile network licence to take on operators including market leader MTN in the Southern African country, transport & communications minister Brian Mushimba said. The ministry last week

Tanzania to court foreigners as Vodacom IPO stalls

Tanzania will allow foreign investors to buy shares in telecommunications companies listing on the domestic stock exchange after an initial public offering by the country’s biggest mobile operator stalled. Changes will be introduced

Airtel bets on 4G to best MTN in Nigeria

Bharti Airtel’s Nigeria unit said a partnership with China’s ZTE to provide 4G high-speed broadband will see it add subscribers and narrow the gap with market leader MTN Group in Africa’s most populous country

Facebook now has 170m users in Africa

Facebook has increased its number of African users to 170m and plans to expand further by adding Wi-Fi hotspots and fibre-optic cables, in a bid to spread its reach outside of developed markets. The figure is

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Moment of reckoning for Cell C

Cell C’s future will be decided by this time next week. That’s when the mobile operator must complete a planned restructuring in terms of which Blue Label Telecoms will take a 45% stake in the debt-laded mobile operator. But there’s now

Orange seeking Africa acquisitions

Orange is seeking deals in Africa as France’s biggest wireless carrier targets the continent as a source of additional revenue growth, according to a company official. “We are looking for acquisition opportunities in

India’s Airtel to sell some African ops

Bharti Airtel, India’s largest mobile phone operator, is considering mergers or stake sales at some of its Africa operations as it looks to cut debt and make its biggest overseas acquisition profitable. The moves would pare the size of operations

Data centres take off in Africa

Data centres are suddenly de rigueur in Africa, with new facilities being deployed across the continent as telecommunications operators and independent infrastructure providers build facilities to cater for rapidly expanding demand from African consumers

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