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Zimbabwe's Government has completed the acquisition of a 60 percent stake in Telecel Zimbabwe, the country's third largest mobile operator. The Government purchased the controlling stake from Global Telecom Holdings, a subsidiary of global telecoms firm Vimpelcom. Farai Mwakutuya reports.
In the interview, Makamure shares the position of his company on various topical issues of the time, including: - The fibre business - The infrastructure sharing - The operating environement - Until we get to a point where we appreciate the regulations, we don;t have an incentive to build infrastructure - The issue of a single gateway in Zimbabwe - The telecoms regulation in Zimbabwe - Fibre expansion - Video on Demand (Ipidi, Kwese TV) by the group For more visit http://www.techzim.co.zw
Shares in South African based telecom MTN have been taking a battering falling around 16 percent after the Nigerian Communications Commission imposed a 5.2 billion dollar fine on the company over subscriber compliance issues. Africa's largest mobile phone company is reportedly in talks with Nigerian regulators to try to reduce the fine. The firm is also facing allegations of tax evasion but has issued a statement saying that it complies with tax laws and regulations in all of the countries it operates in. Sumitra Nydoo reports
This transformative deal will create Africa’s largest broadband network and B2B telecoms provider, allowing businesses across Africa to access 40 000kms of cross-border, metro and access fibre networks via a single access point. Standard Bank’s on the ground expertise in sub-Saharan Africa, and our ability to provide multi-product, cross-border advisory and funding solutions was instrumental in enabling Liquid Telecom to have unrivalled reach across Eastern, Central and Southern Africa.
Zimbabwe’s government has introduced into lessons on playing traditional instruments into the school curriculum. Officials hope this could help teach children about their ancient cultures, some of which are dying. Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports
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Sub-Saharan Africa is the fastest growing region in terms of mobile subscriptions. But with many rural areas lacking basic telecoms infrastructure, there are ample opportunities for investment. The FT's Vanessa Kortekaas assesses the risks and rewards. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube; http://goo.gl/vUQx5k Twitter https://twitter.com/ftvideo Facebook https://www.facebook.com/financialtimes
Orascom Telecom, an Egyptian based company with around 510 million subscribers across a number of countries, is at risk of losing its license in Zimbabwe, unless it abides by state regulations on ownership. It owns 60% of Telecel, the second largest of 3 mobile operators in the Southern African country. Yasser Hakim reports
EcoCash is the mobile money transfer service by Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, the largest telecoms operator in Zimbabwe. Over one million Zimbabweans were using the service within six months of the launch of EcoCash. The service transformed the way Zimbabweans send and receive the money, buy airtime, and transact over their mobile phones.
A leading international telecommunications company operating GSM networks in high growth markets in the Middle East, Africa & South Asia. The company operates GSM networks in Algeria "OTA", Pakistan "Mobilink", Egypt "Mobinil", Tunisia "Tunisiana", Bangladesh "Banglalink", Zimbabwe "Telecel Zimbabwe" & North Korea Koryolink. OTH had over 79 million subscribers as of September 2008 http://www.yellowpages.com.eg/profile/NDQ3Ng==/Orascom-Telecom.html
Nic Rudnick, CEO, Liquid Telecom talks about: the roll-out of its international fibre network from South Africa to Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana; the possibility of extending the network into DRC; the increasing volume of fibre use and falling prices.
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