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Etisalat: Latest News
Peter Pedroncelli, 3:09 am AFKI Original
African consumers are increasingly able to enjoy numerous global tech brands due to a growing middle class on the continent that is savvy and mindful of what brands can offer them. Many of these brands have earned the admiration and loyalty of African consumers, with BrandAfrica ranking them in terms of the most admired brands from an African perspective. We take a look at 12 of the most admired global tech brands according to Africans.
Dana Sanchez, 10:25 am
Often highly competitive, African telecoms markets are difficult and expensive places to operate. Telecoms have come to accept the case for outsourcing passive infrastructure such as towers. Most tower-sharing deals in sub-Sahara are motivated by pressure to reduce costs as slowing revenue growth increasingly weighs on margins. In Africa, towers and infrastructure can account for more than 60 percent of the expense to build a mobile network.
Staff, 3:03 am
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the body charged with oversight of the industry has been accused of failing to follow due process in enforcing its own guidelines on the industry, which is meant to create a level playing field for operators and protect the Nigerian subscriber. Etisalat, a key player in the Nigerian telecom space, says that the NCC rather has colluded with MTN, a local competitor,
Staff, 2:43 pm
Mobile phone operators have been selling or leasing towers to specialist companies to reduce building and maintenance costs associated with security and electricity shortages, as revenue per user falls. India’s Bharti Airtel said it will sell more than 4,800 mobile phone masts in Nigeria to American Tower Corp to cut costs and pare debt.
Staff, 2:51 pm
Tanzania is Millicom’s biggest market in Africa. Its Tigo operation has 8.7 million connections and is the third largest player in Tanzania. A tie-up with Zantel will give it a greater market share than current second-placed rival Bharti Airtel, and enable it to better compete with No. 1 operator Vodacom. Millicom has 56 million customers, mainly under the Tigo brand, in at least 14 countires including Chad, DRC, Ghana, Rwanda and Senegal.
Kevin Mwanza, 3:31 am
When mobile network operator (MNO) Safaricom launched its M-Pesa mobile payments system in Kenya seven years ago, few business models were as ripe to explode. With extremely high mobile penetration rates, a high proportion of unbanked households, a regulatory system that allowed telecoms companies rather than banks to lead the way, and a migrant population suffering from expensive domestic remittances, it is little wonder that more than two-thirds of Kenyan adults use the service today.
Dana Sanchez, 5:24 pm
When the sale was final, the new company Glencore Xstrata listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange’s main board. The listing deepened its relationship with South Africa and by extension Africa, said CEO Ivan Glasenberg.
Makula Dunbar, 1:20 pm
Telecommunications firm Moov — the Benin subsidiary of Middle East-based mobile operator Etisalat — has launched a mobile wallet service for bankers and the undeserved in Benin. Developing Telecoms reported that Benin is the company’s eleventh market to receive the service.
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