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Central African Republic starts EUR 33.3 mln fibre network supported by EU and AfDB

Published 09 Apr 2018 10:56 CET | Central African Republic

The Central African Republic has launched a EUR 33.3 million national fibre optic network project, reports ITNewsafrica. The project is being funded by the European Union and ...

AfDB and EU pledge funds for fibre cable project in Central African Republic

Published 28 Dec 2017 11:34 CET | Central African Republic

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) announced a donation of EUR 16.7 million to finance an extension of the Central African Backbone (CAB) project to bring fibre optic ...

Lycatel to support Azur's operations in Congo, Gabon and Central African Republic

Published 29 Nov 2017 10:01 CET | Africa, Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon

Lycamobile parent Lycatel has signed a partnership agreement with Bahrain's Bintel, which trades under the Azur brand, to provide operational and financial support in the ...

Central African Republic ministry suspends Azur Telecom amid strike

Published 24 Nov 2017 13:38 CET | Central African Republic

Bintel's mobile brand Azur Telecom has been temporarily closed down by the Central African Republic (CAR)'s minister of posts and telecommunications, Justin Gourna-Zacko, ...

Orange Central African Republic launches B2B service based on SES Network's IP Transit

Published 03 Oct 2017 08:37 CET | Central African Republic

Orange Central African Republic (CAR) has expanded its offering for business customers with the launch of a satellite-enabled service based on SES Network's IP Transit ...

Orange Central African Republic picks SES connectivity

Published 15 Jun 2017 10:47 CET | Central African Republic

SES and Orange Central African Republic (CAR) have announced a connectivity services agreement. Orange will be using SES Network's IP Transit system to deliver 3G services ...

Azur expands in France with Central Africa roaming offer

Published 02 Jan 2017 10:37 CET | Central African Republic, Congo, France, Gabon

Bintel's mobile brand Azur, present in three Central African states, has opened a French-based MVNO subsidiary following a deal with white-label telecoms provider Legos, ...

Thuraya connects Central African Republic humanitarian units

Published 23 Oct 2014 10:16 CET | Central African Republic

Thuraya has announced its partnership with SOS Children's Villages International's Gulf Area Office to bring satellite connectivity to remote communities in the Central ...

Econet buys Telecel operations in Burundi, CAR

Published 20 Oct 2014 11:17 CET | Burundi, Central African Republic

VimpelCom announced that its 51.9 percent owned subsidiary Global Telecom has sold its entire 100 percent stake in Telecel Globe, which owns 100 percent of U-Com in Burundi ...

iSAT Africa inks capacity deal with Gazprom Space Systems

Published 25 Sep 2014 13:41 CET | Central African Republic, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the

Satellite service provider iSAT Africa has signed a network capacity deal with Russian satellite operator Gazprom Space Systems for the Democratic Republic of Congo and ...

Central African Republic starts registering mobile users' ID

Published 30 Jul 2014 08:41 CET | Central African Republic

The Central African Republic's telecom regulator, ART, and the country's mobile operators, Orange, Telecel, Moov, and Azur, started registering mobile phone customers' ...

Central African Republic bans phone text messages

Published 09 Jun 2014 10:28 CET | Central African Republic

The authorities in the Central African Republic (CAR) have banned the use of mobile phone text messages in an attempt to restore security after more than a year of deadly ...

Central African Republic suspends SMS service

Published 04 Jun 2014 17:13 CET | Central African Republic

The Central African Republic ordered mobile operators to suspend the use of SMS until further notice on 2 June "to help regain security over the whole territory." The move ...

Vimpelcom sells 2 African operators for EUR 75 mln - report

Published 20 Jul 2013 07:44 CET | Africa, Burundi, Central African Republic, Zimbabwe

Luxembourg-based Niel Telecom has agreed to buy Russian telecom group Vimpelcom's Burundi mobile subsidiary Leo and Telecel Central Africa for EUR 75 million, subject to ...

Niel Telecom in talks to buy Telecel Burundi, CAR - report

Published 05 Jul 2013 08:16 CET | Africa, Burundi, Central African Republic

Luxembourg-based Niel Telecom is in advanced talks to acquire Orascom's mobile operators in Burundi and the Central African Republic for over EUR 75 million, reports Jeune ...

Vimpelcom finds buyer for African units - report

Published 21 Jun 2013 09:57 CET | Burundi, Central African Republic, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Zimbabwe

Russia's Vimpelcom has found a "concrete" buyer for its assets in Africa, valued at USD 300 million to USD 400 million, and is near to selling its subsidiary in Laos, banking ...

Orange Central Africa deploys 3G+ services in Bangui

Published 04 Mar 2013 12:12 CET | Central African Republic

Orange Centrafrique, the group's subsidiary in the Central African Republic, has launched 3G+ services in the capital, Bangui, providing peak rates of 21 Mbps. Company CEO ...

Central African rebels take out GSM, FM, PMR - report

Published 04 Feb 2013 14:18 CET | Central African Republic

GSM, FM and private mobile radio network services are being knocked out by insurgents from the Seleka coalition fighting Francois Bozize's regime in the areas of the Central ...

Millenium Telecom selects Airspan for 4G network deployment

Published 31 May 2012 06:00 CET | Central African Republic

US-based provider of broadband wireless access networks Airspan Networks has been selected by Central African Republic mobile operator Millenium Telecom Centrafrique for a 4G ...

World Bank signs loan for Chad-Sudan-CAR fibre network

Published 23 Apr 2012 10:22 CET | Africa, Central African Republic, Chad, Sudan

The World Bank's representative in Chad and the country's development ministry have signed a loan for the construction of a 1,500 km regional fibre optic network connecting ...

World Bank kicks off Central African Backbone project

Published 31 Aug 2010 08:34 CET | Africa, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad

The Central African Backbone (CAB) project, backed by the World Bank and African Development Bank, has celebrated the launch of its first phase in Bangui, Central African ...

Orange launches in Central African Republic

Published 10 Dec 2007 10:21 CET | Central African Republic

Orange has officially launched commercial operations in the Central African Republic, with mobile service in capital city Bangui, and imminent launches in Carnot and Bouar. ...

Orange gets licence in Central African Republic

Published 05 Apr 2007 19:04 CET | Central African Republic

Orange is expanding its presence in central Africa and has acquired a mobile and internet operator licence in the Central African Republic. This follows recent mobile licence ...


Published 15 Dec 1998 00:00 CET | Central African Republic

Central Afrique Telecom Plus (Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR)), operator, has awarded a contract to Nortel Networks for the supply of its Piconode GSM900 equipment and ...


Published 02 Dec 1998 00:00 CET | Central African Republic

Central African Republic: The number of main phone lines reached 9,704 units in 1998, vs 7,800 lines a year earlier, according to Societe centrafricaine de Telecommunications ...


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