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Zambia’s Zamtel is for sale – or is it?

Zambia’s Zamtel is for sale – or is it?

Cash-strapped Zambian state-run telecoms firm Zamtel, which provides a range of services including landline, mobile, FttH and ADSL, is reportedly for sale, though this has been denied by at least one senior government figure.

MTN Nigeria hit by multi-million-dollar unauthorised transfers

MTN Nigeria hit by multi-million-dollar unauthorised transfers

MTN Nigeria, the country’s leading operator and the leading MTN operator by subscriber numbers, has taken 18 Nigerian banks to court over the alleged unauthorised transfer of ₦22.3 billion ($53.7 million) from an account owned by its recently-licensed mobile money Payment Service Bank (PSB)

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Monty Mobile cuts cash supply to Comium

Monty Mobile cuts cash supply to Comium

Debt-laden Gambian operator Comium received demands for a full refund from Monty Mobile, the company that swooped in with a cash injection to prevent the operator from shuttering last year.  

Cell C says 5G is on the way as debt uncertainty continues

Cell C says 5G is on the way as debt uncertainty continues

South African operator Cell C is apparently in talks with its infrastructure partners to deploy 5G on a launch date yet to be disclosed. Cell C secured 10MHz in the 3500MHz band for ZAR288 million (about US$18.2 million) in March after South Africa’s long-awaited broadband spectrum auction

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Nigeria to tighten rules for social media platforms

Nigeria to tighten rules for social media platforms

There’s been yet another instance of governments trying to grapple with the question of whether and how to regulate online discussion, this time from Nigeria, whose government is apparently planning to require social media platforms to open local offices.

DRC telecoms levy spat escalates

DRC telecoms levy spat escalates

Industry body the Federation of Companies of Congo (FEC) accused the Regulatory Authority of Post and Telecommunications (ARPTC) of falsely denying it is levying operators with expensive taxes.

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