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Benin govt wants public company SBIN to become country's third mobile network

Published 25 Mar 2020 12:15 CET | Benin

Benin's government published a decision that will extend the remit of public company SBIN (Societe Beninoise d'Infrastructures Numeriques) in order to create a third network ...

MTN Benin and Ericsson commence managed services

Published 25 Mar 2020 11:09 CET | Benin

MTN Benin said it has extended its relationship with Ericsson to provide managed services, including network operations centre, field services for radio and core services and ...

Benin establishes National Interoperability Platform for govt information

Published 23 Mar 2020 11:31 CET | Benin

The government of Benin has announced the establishment of  national interoperability platform. It is a component of the regulatory framework for intelligent administration, ...

NEC-XON inks deal to digitalize govt administrative services in Benin

Published 19 Mar 2020 14:44 CET | Benin

Benin has signed a deal with the Japanese telecommunications equipment supplier NEC-XON for the dematerialization of its administrative services, Ecofin reported.  According ...

MTN Benin selects Ericsson to upgrade mobile phone network

Published 31 Oct 2019 11:31 CET | Benin

MTN Benin has picked Ericsson to carry out the extension and modernisation of its mobile phone network nationwide, Ecofin reported. Their USD 120 million agreement aims to ...

Isocel makes progress in bringing FTTP connectivity to Cotonou

Published 26 Jun 2019 17:20 CET | Benin

Benin's telecom operator Isocel has achieved 20 percent of its planned network coverage in the country's largest city Cotonou, where it intends to launch fibre-to-the-premise ...

Benin warns against sale of pre-registered Sim cards

Published 20 Jun 2019 09:16 CET | Benin

Benin's Special Prosecutor for the Court of Anti-Economic Offences and Terrorism (CRIET) Gilbert Togbonon has called on mobile operators MTN and Moov to end the sale of ...

Benin's Isocel to deploy FTTP network in Cotonou

Published 24 Apr 2019 14:44 CET | Benin

Benin's telecom operator Isocel announced the start of a fibre-to-the-premise deployment project in the city of Cotonou, bringing faster broadband services to business and ...

Benin regulator imposes XOF 1.35 billion fine on MTN over commercial practices

Published 22 Mar 2019 11:01 CET | Benin

MTN Benin has been fined XOF 1.35 billion (1 percent of its 2017 turnover) by the country's telecom authority Arcep, following a probe into a number of irregularities and ...

Benin partners SES to speed up roll-out of DTT

Published 13 Mar 2019 12:05 CET | Benin

The Benin government has inked an agreement with global satellite service provider SES to accelerate the roll-out of digital terrestrial television (DTT). Under the deal, ...

Benin to complete DTT mid 2019

Published 10 Jan 2019 08:54 CET | Benin

Benin says it will complete the rollout of digital terrestrial television (DTT) by June, according to a member of the steering committee for the transmission to DTT, Patricia ...

Arcep sets out regulated prices for telecom services in Benin

Published 05 Dec 2018 14:07 CET | Benin

Benin's telecom regulator Arcep has decided to regulate the prices applied by electronic communication operators, reports Ecofin. Arcep has segmented telecom bundles and ...

Benin negotiates construction of western loop with Axian and Bouygues

Published 21 Nov 2018 10:03 CET | Benin

Benin is negotiating the construction of the western loop of the national optical fibre network with Axian and Bouygues Energies & Services, reports Ecofin. The ...

Benin's Libercom exits mobile market

Published 03 Oct 2018 12:23 CET | Benin

Benin's mobile operator Libercom, a subsidiary of state-owned incumbent Benin Telecom, has ceased its operations after years of mismanagement, reports Agence Ecofin. The ...

Benin launches mobile number portability

Published 02 Oct 2018 11:19 CET | Benin

Benin's national regulator Arcep announced that mobile number portability came into force on 28 September, successfully bringing to an end a project that started in mid-2017. ...

Benin operators face new taxes on voice and social media services

Published 29 Aug 2018 09:05 CET | Benin

The government of Benin has introduced new levies on operators, with two taxes based on usage of telecom services by consumers, reports Agence Ecofin. Via a decree taking ...

AF Proxy Services invites resellers to join its platform

Published 06 Jul 2018 11:30 CET | Africa, Benin

South African company AF Proxy Services says registrars and/or resellers (RaRs) that are not ICANN-accredited but wish to provide dotAfrica (.africa) domain names, can now do ...

Benin launches competition to bolster start-up ecosystem

Published 08 May 2018 13:14 CET | Benin

Benin's Regulatory Authority of Electronic Communications (ARCEP) has announced a new competition for start-ups named "Best Start-up 2018", reports ITNewsafrica. Herve ...

Benin announces new phase for PDI2T telecom infrastructure project

Published 18 Apr 2018 11:48 CET | Benin

The government of Benin announced a new wave of investment, financed by Exim Bank of China, to extend the reach of the current PDI2T telecom infrastructure project, reports ...

Benin implements West Africa free roaming deal

Published 06 Mar 2018 08:52 CET | Benin

Benin has implemented the Abidjan protocol on free roaming, becoming the eighth nation in West Africa to enforce the regional agreement, reports ITWeb. Flavien Bacahbi, ...

Glo Mobile must maintain shared infrastructure for 3 months after licence cancellation

Published 22 Jan 2018 13:09 CET | Benin

Nigerian operator Globacom has been ordered to leave Benin because it has refused to pay a new licensing fee, ModernGhana reported. The Regulatory Authority for Electronic ...

Glo Mobile's customers in Benin to migrate to Etisalat's network

Published 19 Jan 2018 12:51 CET | Benin

Benin's telecom regulator Arcep has authorised Etisalat to migrate customers of Glo Mobile, which no longer has a valid GSM licence to operate in the country, to its own ...

Glo Mobile fails to renew mobile licence in Benin

Published 21 Dec 2017 09:53 CET | Benin

Benin's telecom regulator Arcep has ruled that Glo Mobile no longer has a valid GSM licence to operate in the country, after failing to agree the government's renewal terms. ...

Benin signs up to West African free roaming regime

Published 13 Dec 2017 14:33 CET | Benin

Benin has joined the group of six West African countries that have agreed to end roaming surcharges, including Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Mali, Senegal and Togo. ...

MTN Benin holds talks with Arcep over XOF 134 bln frequency fees

Published 23 Nov 2017 10:44 CET | Benin

The MTN Group has opened talks with Benin's telecoms regulator regarding an unpaid XOF 134 billion bill for frequency fees levied in 2016 and 2017 which the operator has ...