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UPDATE 1-India's Bharti Airtel to give Tanzania bigger stake in local telecoms firm – presidency

telecoms firm – presidency@ (Adds quotes, background, changes dateline) DAR ES SALAAM, Jan 11 (Reuters) – India’s Bharti Airtel has agreed to give part of its stake in Airtel Tanzania to the government, raising the East African nation’s holding in the mobile phone operator to 49 percent from 40 percent, the president’s office said on Friday. The announcement followed talks ... Read More »

'Offset' effort connects telecoms and African e-scrap collectors – E-Scrap News – E-Scrap News

In Uganda, end-of-life cell phones are collected before being shipped for recycling. Tech companies are seeing boosted demand for environmental leadership, and e-scrap management concerns continue to mark developing countries. An enterprise in Europe is working to help out on both fronts. Closing the Loop is a Netherlands-based business that contracts with T-Mobile and other wireless industry stakeholders to provide ... Read More »

Telecoms body seeks communication of 5G benefits to populace – Guardian Nigeria

5G Network A New intelligence report has revealed that innovative services that can be delivered over 5G technology is yet to resonate with majority of consumers across the globe.   According to a survey carried out by the Global System of Mobile Telecommunications Association Intelligence (GSMAi), revealed that while most end users expect 5G to deliver faster data speeds, they are however, ... Read More »

All major telecoms fail to meet service quality norms in Jun-Sept 2018 – THE WEEK

All major telecom operators failed to comply with the quality of service benchmark during June-September 2018, according to a TRAI report. Call drops were higher on Idea Cellular and Vodafone networks in some of the telecom circles during the period, the report showed. Idea breached call drop norms in Madhya Pradesh, UP West, while Vodafone network failed to meet criteria ... Read More »

South African telecoms companies hammered – MyBroadband

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has had its worst performance since the global financial crisis, ending last year down 11%. Naspers was the biggest drag on the benchmark, in terms of index points, dropping 16% for the worst annual performance by Africa’s largest company by market value since 2001. South African telecommunications companies were also hard hit, with MTN, Vodacom, ... Read More »

South African telecoms companies hammered

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has had its worst performance since the global financial crisis, ending last year down 11%. Naspers was the biggest drag on the benchmark, in terms of index points, dropping 16% for the worst annual performance by Africa’s largest company by market value since 2001. South African telecommunications companies were also hard hit, with MTN, Vodacom, ... Read More »

Access Rights to Telecoms Sites – Lexology

CTIL v University of London [2018] The new Electronic Communications Code (“Code”) came into force on 28 December 2017 with its aim being to update telecommunications operators statutory rights to enable the installation, maintenance and use of telecoms equipment in order to operate their networks or provide an infrastructure network. Much of the drafting contained within the Code has left ... Read More »

75% of the telecoms industry think 2019 will be a great year

Three quarters of the respondents to the latest Telecoms.com Annual Industry Survey feel positive or fantastic about the industry’s prospects in the new year. There is hardly a better way to usher in the new year with a reality check on the industry we are in, and an informed look into the era we are entering. The recently-published Telecoms.com Annual Industry ... Read More »

Telecoms operators list achievements, seek nation’s support – Guardian Nigeria

Engr. Gbenga Adebayo, Chairman, Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators (ALTON) The Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), has rated Nigeria’s telecoms services among the best in comparable jurisdictions, despite the myriad of challenges members face. ALTON boasted of members maintaining stable charges in spite of the extremely high cost of providing services in Nigeria.The body, in response to ... Read More »

AT&T's 5G false start backfires – Telecoms.com

The attempt by US operator AT&T to rebrand LTE-A as 5Ge has quite rightly left it open to ridicule. It was never in any doubt that a US operator would jump the gun regarding 5G this year, it was just a matter of who. The geniuses in AT&T’s marketing department decided it should be them and, while the rest of ... Read More »