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Ouattara named CEO of MTN Ivory Coast

Published 14 Oct 2019 09:09 CET | Congo, Cote d'Ivoire

MTN Group announced the appointment of Djibril Ouattara as MTN Ivory Coast CEO, effective 1 November. The appointment follows the departure of former CEO Freddy Tchala in ...

Vivendi subsidiary brings FTTH service to Congo city, more locations to follow

Published 19 Apr 2019 12:31 CET | Congo | Update: 23 Apr 2019 11:33 CET

Congo's Pointe-Noire has become the third metropolitan area in Africa to see the arrival of the Canalbox fibre offering, available on the FTTH network deployed by Vivendi ...

Congo parliament passes new telecoms law

Published 10 May 2018 09:37 CET | Congo

A new telecom law has been adopted by the parliament of Congo, replacing legislation dating back to 2002, reports Agence Ecofin. Among the areas covered by the text, a clear ...

Congo's mobile connections up 5.6% in 2017

Published 14 Feb 2018 12:01 CET | Congo

Congo's mobile market reached 5.06 million connections at the end of 2017, representing a 5.6 percent rise year-on-year, based on the latest statistics from telecom regulator ...

Congo says works on fibre optic backbone to Gabon is complete

Published 06 Dec 2017 08:31 CET | Congo, Gabon

The national coordinator of the Central African Backbone (CAB) project Yves-Didier Miehakanda has confirmed that works for optical fibre interconnection between Congo and ...

Congo regulator launches new campaign to enforce SIM card registration rules

Published 04 Dec 2017 11:13 CET | Congo

Congo's telecom regulator ARPCE has launched a new campaign in collaboration with the country's mobile operators to intensify security efforts towards the correct ...

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 ...

Congo's mobile connections grow 4.3% to reach 4.94 mln in Q3

Published 03 Nov 2017 08:55 CET | Congo

Congo's mobile market reached 4.94 million connections in September, up 4.3 percent year-on-year, according to telecom regulator Arpce. Mobile penetration rose to 102.0 ...

MTN Congo commits to improve quality of services after complaints

Published 26 Oct 2017 17:41 CET | Congo

MTN Congo promised to improve the quality of its services following complains from its customers, reports Ecofin. A trust agreement was signed on 24 October by the telecom ...

Congo plans to create Universal Service fund

Published 16 Sep 2017 10:52 CET | Congo

Congo's telecom and digital economy minister, Leon Juste Ibombo, has announced plans to create a Universal Service fund to bring communication services to under-served areas ...

Canal+ captures 29% audience share in Francophone Africa

Published 21 Aug 2017 17:27 CET | Africa, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the, Cote d'Ivoire, Gabon, Mali, Senegal

Canal+ Advertising, a subsidiary of Canal+ International, announced that the audience share captured by Canal+ channels in French-speaking Sub-Saharan Africa has increased by ...

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, ...

MTN Congo launches LTE in Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire

Published 14 Dec 2016 12:13 CET | Congo

MTN Congo has launched its first LTE commercial offers under the '4G Turbo' banner. Announcing the news on its Facebook page, the operator said that the service is currently ...

Congo threatens sanctions for poor mobile QoS

Published 18 Jul 2016 14:48 CET | Congo

The government of Congo has threatened sanctions against the country's three mobile operators if their services don't improve soon. The telecom minister Leon Juste Ibombo has ...

AfDB lends EUR 52 mln to Republic of Congo for fibre grid

Published 23 May 2016 10:36 CET | Congo

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a EUR 52.04 million loan to the Republic of Congo to help finance the Congo component of the regional Central Africa ...

Airtel reaffirms commitment to Congo

Published 12 May 2016 16:12 CET | Congo

Airtel Africa's chairman, Christian de Faria, met with Congo's minister of post and telecommunication to inform him that the group planned to remain in the country, reports ...

Republic of Congo shuts telecoms networks amid elections

Published 21 Mar 2016 12:48 CET | Congo

The government closed down all telecommunications services in the Republic of the Congo on 20 March as the polls opened for presidential elections, Agence Ecofin reported. ...

Lagardere to launch youth TV channel in Congo

Published 25 Jan 2016 12:10 CET | Congo

The government of the Congo is set to launch a new television channel called Tele Congo Jeunesse in collaboration with the French group Lagardere. Tele Congo Youth will be ...

New MTN CEO promises major 3G investment in Congo

Published 15 Sep 2015 08:58 CET | Congo

MTN Congo's incoming CEO, Djibril Ouattara and company directors met with Congolese telecom minister Hellot Matson Mampouya to discuss the mobile operator's investment in the ...

MTN Group appoints CEOs for Congo, Benin

Published 17 Aug 2015 12:27 CET | Benin, Congo

MTN Group has announced the appointment of CEOs for its operations in Congo-Brazzaville and the Republic of Benin. According to the Punch, Stephen Blewett will now head MTN's ...

Price caps help save USD 1 mln a month in mobile calls

Published 17 Aug 2015 09:36 CET | Congo

Congolese consumers are saving slightly over CDF 1 billion (approximately USD 1.06 million) a month, based on around 50 million minutes of off-net calls, since the regulator ...

Arpce shortens Airtel, MTN licences over poor QoS

Published 10 Aug 2015 08:39 CET | Congo

Congo telecom regulator Arpce has sanctioned mobile operators Airtel and MTN by shortening their 15-year 2G and 3G licences by one year, for failing to offer adequate quality ...

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, ...

VMK starts assembling feature phones at Brazzaville plant

Published 16 Jul 2015 15:13 CET | Congo

Congolese phone brand VMK's plant in Brazzaville started producing feature phones on 13 July ahead of an official inauguration of the facility on 22 July, Agence Ecofin ...

Congolese regulator arrests incoming call fraudsters

Published 15 Jun 2015 21:29 CET | Congo

Congolese regulator Arpce and the national police have dismantled their fifth telecom traffic fraud network in Brazzaville, Agence Ecofin reports. The people arrested are ...


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