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Vivendi to open more CanalOlympia venues in Africa

Published 11 Jan 2017 15:41 CET | Africa, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Guinea, Niger

Vivendi is to open four additional CanalOlympia venues in Africa in January and February, featuring cinemas and dedicated spaces for music concerts. The venues will be ...

Togo joins West African free roaming project

Published 08 Jan 2017 19:23 CET | Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Senegal, Togo

Togo has joined the group of five West African countries that have agreed to end roaming surcharges, the Senegal telecom regulator ARTP announced. Formed by Senegal, Cote ...

Burkina Faso MPs return Huawei tablets over corruption fears

Published 08 Dec 2016 10:50 CET | Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso's parliament has decided to return 130 tablet computers given to parliamentarians by a Chinese technology company, reports Newsweek. National Assembly spokesman ...

Five West African countries agree free roaming from Q1 2017

Published 02 Dec 2016 11:23 CET | Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Senegal

Senegal, Ivory Coast, Mali, Burkina Faso and Guinea have agreed an end to roaming surcharges, following a trial period which started in October. The telecoms regulators of ...

Vivendi plans to deploy fibre optics in West Africa – report

Published 21 Jul 2016 12:53 CET | Africa, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Niger, Togo

Vivendi's subsidiary GVA (Group Vivendi Africa) is planning to deploy 5,000 km of fibre-optic cables across five West African countries (Benin, Togo, Niger, Burkina Faso and ...

Orange completes acquisition of Airtel in Burkina Faso

Published 23 Jun 2016 09:57 CET | Burkina Faso

Orange has announced that, together with its subsidiary Orange Cote d'Ivoire, it has completed the acquisition of 100 percent of mobile operator Airtel in Burkina Faso. Since ...

Burkina Faso, Huawei discuss USD 170 mln fibre project

Published 25 Apr 2016 08:51 CET | Burkina Faso

Huawei managers met with Burkina Faso's ICT department to discuss the country's national backbone project, estimated to be worth over XOF 100 billion (USD 170 mln), calls for ...

Airtel Faso fixed wireless shortens Onatel's landline queues

Published 15 Feb 2016 22:22 CET | Burkina Faso

Airtel Burkina Faso is using fixed wireless to sign up customers waiting for monopoly fixed-line operator Onatel to install their line. According to government statistics, ...

Onatel posts 11% revenue growth in 2015

Published 10 Feb 2016 23:37 CET | Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso operator Onatel, a Maroc Telecom subsidiary, posted XOF 25.27 billion (USD 43 mln) net profit in 2015. Onatel increased revenue by 11 percent to XOF 144.7 ...

Orange buys Airtel operations in Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone

Published 13 Jan 2016 09:09 CET | Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone

Orange is continuing its acquisition drive in Africa and has agreed to acquire Bharti Airtel's operations in Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone. Orange will acquire 100 percent of ...

Burkina Faso gets CFA 22.5 bln for DTT project

Published 01 Dec 2015 14:02 CET | Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso has received funding of CFA 22.5 billion for the implementation of its Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) project, Nextvame reported. The ministry of economy ...

SES, Ceni provide satellite network for Burkina Faso poll

Published 27 Nov 2015 09:41 CET | Burkina Faso

ES and Commission Electorale Nationale Independante (CENI), the official electoral body of Burkina Faso, have partnered to enable secure digital transmission of the electoral ...

Alcatel-Lucent expands Burkina Faso fibre network

Published 13 Nov 2015 09:13 CET | Burkina Faso

Alcatel-Lucent is to provide the government of Burkina Faso with cloud networking technology that will enable it to develop new digital public services, such as e-government, ...

Airtel sells towers in Burkina Faso to Eaton Towers

Published 28 Oct 2015 10:03 CET | Burkina Faso

Bharti Airtel has announced it has sold its telecom towers in Burkina Faso to tower company Eaton Towers. Eaton Towers has acquired in total 2,500 towers from Airtel in four ...

Burkina Faso names new head of Arcep

Published 26 Oct 2015 13:07 CET | Burkina Faso

The government of Burkina Faso has named Tontama Charles Millogo the new head of telecoms regulator Arcep, reports Agence Ecofin. He replaces Mathurin Bako, who has come to ...

Orange enters talks to buy four Airtel units in Africa

Published 21 Jul 2015 08:02 CET | Africa, Burkina Faso, Chad, Congo, Sierra Leone

Orange and Bharti Airtel International have entered into exclusive discussions to explore the possibility of Orange acquiring Airtel's subsidiaries in Burkina Faso, Chad, ...

Burkina consumers group takes complaints to Telecel, Airtel

Published 21 May 2015 09:20 CET | Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso consumer protection association LCB has met with mobile operator Telecel Faso and Airtel Burkina Faso to complain about the poor quality of their services, ...

Sotelma starts work on Bamako, Abidjan, Ouagadougou cable

Published 11 May 2015 09:39 CET | Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco

Maroc Telecom's Malian subsidiary Sotelma-Malitel has begun work on a fibre cable that will connect Bamako to Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, and Ouagadougo, Burkina Faso, reports ...

Orange, Airtel offer international money transfer services

Published 15 Mar 2015 10:06 CET | Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire

Orange and Airtel has teamed up to enable international money transfers between Cote d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso. Orange Money users in Côte d'Ivoire can now use their mobile ...

Telecel Faso raises XOF 35 bln for investment

Published 13 Mar 2015 09:04 CET | Burkina Faso

Mobile operator Telecel Faso, owned by Alpha Telecom's promoter in Burkina Faso, Appollinaire Compaore, is expected to launch a vast service quality improvement campaign, APA ...

PCCW Global expands to Benin

Published 05 Mar 2015 16:22 CET | Benin, Burkina Faso

PCCW Global has entered into a new interconnection agreement that will benefit its customers and enterprises of Benin and neighboring Burkina Faso in Africa. The ...

Onatel adds 825,000 new customers in 2014

Published 23 Feb 2015 09:41 CET | Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso's incumbent operator Onatel's signed up 825,000 new customers in 2014 to lift its subscriber base to 5.468 million by 31 December. Despite the slowdown in ...

Wara lifts Onatel credit rating supervision

Published 29 Jan 2015 09:08 CET | Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso state telecom operator, Onatel, has had the supervisory period lifted on credit rating by the Cote d'Ivoire-based West Africa Rating Agency (Wara). The period ...

Onatel 9-mth revenue rises 8.9%

Published 27 Oct 2014 12:45 CET | Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso's incumbent operator Onatel posted a 8.9 percent increase in its revenues for the first nine months of 2014 to MAD 1.76 billion, driven mainly by growth in ...

Burkina Faso has 1.54 million internet users at end-2013

Published 08 Sep 2014 08:36 CET | Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso had 1.54 million internet users at the end of 2013, 180 percent more than nearly 520,000 a year earlier, according to telecom regulator Arcep. State-owned ...


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