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Africa needs more fixed lines to embrace 4IR

Africa needs more fixed lines to embrace 4IR

Cassava Technologies group deputy executive chairman Nic Rudnick (pictured) called for more rapid deployment of fibre, to deliver uncapped and affordable connectivity to enable Africans to participate in the fourth industrial revolution.
Unitel now owned by the Angolan state

Unitel now owned by the Angolan state

Angolan President President Joao Lourenco has issued a decision finalising the transfer of ownership stakes in mobile market leader Unitel from private companies Vidatel and Geni to the state – effectively nationalising the operator.

Malaysian 5G is here at last

Malaysian operators Celcom Axiata, DiGi Telecommunications, Telekom Malaysia and U Mobile have now signed agreements to access – for ten years – the much-delayed wholesale 5G network rolled out and run by state agency Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB).
EIB agrees multi-million-dollar financing deal with MTN Nigeria

EIB agrees multi-million-dollar financing deal with MTN Nigeria

In what is described as its largest-ever financing for mobile telecoms network expansion in Africa, the European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to €100 million financing (about US$99.5 million) with operator MTN Nigeria to support the telecommunications company’s network expansion...
Telenor queries conditions attached to Thai operator merger

Telenor queries conditions attached to Thai operator merger

Less than a week after the merger of Thai operators True Corp and Total Access Communication (DTAC) got the go-ahead, Norway's Telenor, which owns DTAC, has asked for clarification from regulator the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC) on the conditions it has...