Ethiopia moved closer to liberalising one of the world’s final frontiers for telecommunications by publishing the final draft of directives. South Africa’s MTN Group and Vodacom Group are keen to invest.
One of the more surprising aspects of communications regulator Icasa’s emergency allocation of temporary spectrum to operators this week is that they’ve been given access to the digital dividend bands.
Communications regulator Icasa has assigned emergency temporary spectrum to telecommunications operators to deal with network demand during the Covid-19 crisis.
MTN South Africa said on Friday that it will be ready to use much of the additional spectrum allocated to it by communications regulator Icasa within the next four to six weeks.
MTN Group has announced a R250-million “relief package” in response to the Covid-19 pandemic across the 21 markets in which it operates.
Cell C has appointed Simo Mkhize as chief commercial officer with immediate effect. Mkhize has 23 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, which includes five years at Cell C previously.
MTN Group will push on with a plan to reduce its majority stake in its Nigerian business, though turmoil caused by the coronavirus may require the sale to be done in smaller chunks than anticipated.