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Kenya’s mobile termination rate debate hots up

Kenya’s mobile termination rate debate hots up

The Consumers Federation of Kenya (Cofek) and two of the country’s operators, Airtel Kenya and Telkom Kenya, have joined in the controversy over a case involving mobile termination rates (MTR) – the charges levied by a mobile service provider on other telecommunications service providers for

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Ethiopia’s second new licence is on hold – again

Ethiopia’s second new licence is on hold – again

A small notice with big significance was issued with little fanfare just before what was a lengthy Christmas break in many countries as the Ethiopian Communications Authority (ECA) decided to call a halt to plans to award another new communications licence.

Nigeria’s NIN-SIM enrolment process extended into 2022

Nigeria’s NIN-SIM enrolment process extended into 2022

Although Nigeria’s NIN enrolments are now said to have reached 71 million, the country’s government evidently feels not enough Nigerians have linked their National Identification Number (NIN) to their Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) and has approved a further extension of the deadline for the

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Weather data service could transform African farming

Weather data service could transform African farming

“Transformational weather intelligence for resilient agriculture to Africa.” That’s the promise of TomorrowNow.org, a global non-profit helping vulnerable communities adapt to climate change, which has been awarded a $2 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Senegal fines operators after QoS audit

Senegal fines operators after QoS audit

Senegalese regulator ARTP (L’Autorite de Regulation des Telecommunications et des Postes / Regulation Authority for Telecommunications and Posts) has fined the country’s three mobile providers a total of XOF20.284 billion (US$35 million).

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