Tag Archives: telecom

Orange completes acquisition of mobile operator Airtel in Sierra Leone

19 Jul

Orange announces today that, together with its Senegal-based partner Sonatel, it has completed the acquisition of 100% of the mobile operator Airtel in Sierra Leone. Since the signature of an agreement with Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands) BV (“Airtel”) in January 2016, Orange has obtained all the official approbations necessary to complete this transaction. Continue reading

Ghana reviews Electronic Communications bill

13 Jun

The government of Ghana, via the National Communication Authority (NCA), has amended the controversial draft Electronic Communications (Interconnect Clearing House services) Act 2016 and is hoping for an improved response from the public and stakeholders. Continue reading

Glo under pressure in Ghana

2 Jun

Ghana‘s National Communication Authority (NCA) has given telecommunications service provider Glo until December 2016 to extend its 3G coverage to all 21 district capitals in the country’s northern region. Continue reading

MTN Ghana looks to Ericsson to deploy 4G LTE

10 May

Following a $68 million bid win for a 4G LTE 800MHz license through the NCA in December, Ericsson says it has been selected by MTN Ghana for the deployment of a new LTE network next month. Continue reading

Why you should watch out for Nigeria’s tech sector

16 Dec

Three years ago, ICT contributed only 5.46 percent of Nigeria’s GDP. This year the sector is on track to generate about $50 billion…

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Mobile technology offers option to combat fake drugs in West Africa

3 Nov

Cholera, malaria and the rapidly expanding threat of Ebola have hit African countries with a related health-care problem: the scourge of fake drugs. An increasing number of West Africans, however, now have the option to use mobile applications to identify counterfeit medications, thanks to collaboration between national drug regulatory bodies and telecom and pharmaceutical companies. Continue reading

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