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Nigeria moves to shore up telecoms sector

Nigeria’s telecommunications regulator said tougher financial health checks on the country’s biggest mobile phone companies could prevent a repeat of last year’s collapse of debt-laden Etisalat and help stabilise

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MTN faces challenge over Nigeria spectrum

Nigerian telecommunications operator Etisalat is taking rival MTN to court over the latter’s plan to use acquisition target Visafone’s spectrum in the 800MHz band, it has been reported. Nigeria’s Daily Post reported at the weekend that Etisalat has instituted legal action

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Etisalat raises €3bn for Morocco deal

United Arab Emirates telecommunications firm Etisalat said on Monday that it has raised €3,15bn to fund the acquisition of French media giant Vivendi’s 53% stake in Morocco’s main provider, Maroc Telecom. The funds were raised with a group of 17 international, regional and local banks in the UAE. “Financing consists of

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Half of Africa’s towers up for grabs

Independent telecommunications tower operator, Nigerian-founded IHS Group, believes that half of the 170 000 base stations built by mobile operators in Africa will be considered for outsourcing within the next three to five years as pressure

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Cellphone towers attacked in Nigeria

A radical Islamist sect that has attacked mosques, churches, schools and government buildings at will in Nigeria appears to have added a new target for its violence: mobile phone towers. Attacks in the last day have damaged more than 30 towers operated by all the major providers in the country, further