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Telecoms: Data duels – The Africa Report

Africa’s mobile operators are enjoying a subscriber boom. Next up: turning demand for data into bigger profits Africa’s telecoms sector is the second biggest on the continent by turnover, according to this year’s ranking of the Top 500 companies. The 52 largest telecoms companies raked in a combined $64bn in revenue in 2016, an amount second only to the continent’s ... Read More »

Telecoms trio win big at Zimpapers awards – The Herald

Zimpapers Corporate Events manager Jackie Kathemba (left) hands over a token of appreciation to Data Centre Africa chairman Dr Dunny Derera who was the guest speaker at the Zimpapers Telecoms Awards in Harare on Tuesday. – Picture by Tariro Kamangira Andrew Muvishi and Nicholas BakiliLiquid Telecoms, NetOne and ZOL were the biggest winners at the inaugural Zimpapers’ Telecoms Awards that ... Read More »

The telecoms industry has a woman problem – Quartz

Barcelona At the Mobile World Congress, a huge telecoms trade show in Barcelona, you can see just about any phone currently made, as well as senior execs from across the industry. A much rarer sight at the expo this week, however, is women. Of the 41 bigwigs listed as keynote speakers, for example, only 12 are women. Trade shows like ... Read More »

MWC 2018: Facebook is playing nice with its telecoms frenemies … – Quartz

Barcelona Facebook is in a sharing mood at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show this year, inviting telcos and equipment vendors to share the spotlight with it. Jay Parikh, the social network’s infrastructure chief, held a briefing for the media with five telco partners, announcing partnerships and projects designed to boost mobile connectivity in countries like Peru, Hungary, Pakistan, ... Read More »

Trump's telecoms regulator: the EU's 'complexity' may cause challenges for 5G – EURACTIV

A lot of the debate around net neutrality comes from misinformation but “this baseless fearmongering will simply lose credibility” once it becomes clear that the internet economy has continued to thrive, US telecoms regulator Ajit Pai told EURACTIV on the sidelines of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. But he warned that the EU’s drive to introduce fast 5G mobile networks ... Read More »

Facebook is playing nice with its telecoms frenemies this year – Quartz

Barcelona Facebook is in a sharing mood at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show this year, inviting telcos and equipment vendors to share the spotlight with it. Jay Parikh, the social network’s infrastructure chief, held a briefing for the media with five telco partners, announcing partnerships and projects designed to boost mobile connectivity in countries like Peru, Hungary, Pakistan, ... Read More »

AT&T loses years-long quest to cripple FTC authority over telecoms … – Ars Technica

Enlarge Getty Images | ljhimages AT&T’s years-long quest to avoid punishment for throttling unlimited data plans suffered a blow today when a court said that AT&T cannot escape the jurisdiction of the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC sued AT&T in October 2014 in US District Court in Northern California, alleging that AT&T promised unlimited data to wireless customers and then ... Read More »

AT&T loses years-long quest to cripple FTC authority over telecoms – Ars Technica

Enlarge Getty Images | ljhimages AT&T’s years-long quest to avoid punishment for throttling unlimited data plans suffered a blow today when a court said that AT&T cannot escape the jurisdiction of the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC sued AT&T in October 2014 in US District Court in Northern California, alleging that AT&T promised unlimited data to wireless customers and then ... Read More »

N60bn interconnect debt threatens telecoms industry – Punch … – The Punch

The Nigerian telecommunications industry is currently plagued by massive interconnect debt. While the verified figure is put at N60bn, the unverified is said to be around N1.27tn, EVEREST AMAEFULE writes A massive interconnect debt valued at more than N60bn is threatening the nation’s telecommunications industry, investigation has revealed. Interconnect debt results when an operator fails to settle the cost of ... Read More »