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Guinea's Kunfabo signs smartphone distribution deal with MTN, targets domestic production

Published 04 Jun 2020 11:32 CET | Guinea

Guinea's low-cost smartphone manufacturer Kunfabo has signed a deposit-sales contract with mobile phone operator MTN to market its devices, Ecofin reports. The partnership ...

Seamless Distribution Systems wins order to upgrade business platform in Guinea during coronavirus outbreak

Published 17 Mar 2020 14:14 CET | Guinea

Seamless Distribution Systems (SDS) said it has received an order from one of Guinea's largest mobile operators, covering hardware and services worth SEK 2.3 million. It has ...

MTN uses OpenRAN to deploy more than 200 rural sites in Africa

Published 12 Nov 2019 11:24 CET | Africa, Guinea, Uganda

MTN has announced the deployment of over 200 commercial rural sites throughout its operations using OpenRAN. MTN expects to instal more than 5,000 sites in rural areas ...

Finnfund invests USD 10 mln in IPT PowerTech to spread solar cell towers in Lebanon, Guinea

Published 09 Oct 2019 12:38 CET | Finland, Guinea, Lebanon

Finnish development financier and professional impact investor Finnfund said it is investing USD 10 million in IPT PowerTech Group to make telecommunications in Lebanon and ...

Global Voice Group wins USD 20 mln in arbitration ruling against Guinea

Published 30 Aug 2019 13:17 CET | Guinea

Global Voice Group (GVG) has won a ruling at the International Chamber of Commerce's arbitration panel in Paris against Guinea for abuse of contract, reports Agence Ecofin. ...

Guilab signs partnership with Facebook to host CDN server

Published 03 Jun 2019 09:07 CET | Guinea

Guinea's telecommunications infrastructure operator, Guineenne de large bande (Guilab), has signed a partnership agreement with Facebook for the installation of a CDN server, ...

Orange Guinea's LTE network goes live in Conakry

Published 13 May 2019 12:33 CET | Guinea

Orange Guinea has become the first network in the country to offer LTE services, after securing a licence earlier this year. The operator said that its coverage at launch ...

TNT Sat Africa to launch services in Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea

Published 08 May 2019 08:30 CET | Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea

Mali-based television operator TNT Sat Africa will launch its services in Cote d'Ivoire and Guinea, reports Nextvame. The company has just obtained approval and will be able ...

Sierra Leone signs free roaming MoU with Guinea, Liberia and Cote d'Ivoire

Published 01 May 2019 15:14 CET | Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone's National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) has signed an MOU with telecommunications regulatory heads from Liberia, Guinea and Cote d'Ivoire, aimed at ...

Orange Guinea secures LTE licence

Published 20 Mar 2019 11:49 CET | Guinea

Guinea's telecom regulator ARPT announced that Orange has agreed terms for the extension of its 2G/3G licence and the acquisition of a new 4G licence. The operator is set to ...

StarTimes offers set-top boxes to media partners in Guinea

Published 29 Jan 2019 09:31 CET | Guinea

StarTimes has offered several decoders and two years of subscription to its Guinean media partners for their support and collaboration for promoting the TV services, Nextvame ...

Guinea govt plans to invest USD 23 mln in ICT in 2019

Published 17 Dec 2018 12:48 CET | Guinea

Guinea's ministry of post and telecommunication and digital economy announced its investment plans for 2019, including the IT blueprint, a second submarine fibre cable and a ...

Guinea, Cape Verde agree submarine cable link

Published 30 Oct 2018 15:55 CET | Cape Verde, Guinea

Guinea and Cape Verde have signed an agreement for Guineenne de large bande (Guilab) and Cabo Verde Telecom to link the two countries by a submarine fibre cable dubbed Cap ...

ARPT orders Intercel to stop activities in Guinea

Published 15 Oct 2018 07:53 CET | Guinea

Telecommunications regulatory agency (ARPT) has ordered mobile operator Intercel to end its activities in Guinea with effect from 09 October, Ecofin reported, citing a ...

Sonatel's underlying EBITDA up 3.2% in 2017

Published 21 Feb 2018 12:51 CET | Africa, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Senegal, Sierra Leone

Sonatel posted full year revenues of XOF 972.9 billion for 2017, representing a year-on-year growth of 7.5 percent on a reported basis and 5.3 percent when excluding the ...

Guinean government says IXP is ready

Published 19 Feb 2018 09:56 CET | Guinea

Guinea's Minister of Posts, Telecommunications and Digital Economy Moustapha Mamy Diaby said the country's internet exchange point is ready, ITWeb reported. Diaby said the ...

StarTimes to expand TV services in Guinea villages

Published 29 Jan 2018 11:14 CET | Guinea

China has signed an agreement with Guinea to bring satellite-TV services to more than 300 villages, reports Caixin. The agreement is part of China's plan to provide such ...

Cape Verde seeks fibre optic link to ECOWAS countries

Published 08 Oct 2017 22:36 CET | Cape Verde, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Sierra Leone

Cape Verde has presented a proposal to introduce a fibre optic cable in order to establish a direct connection to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), ...

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 ...

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 ...

CBNL inks broadband deal with InterCEL+ in Guinea

Published 16 Nov 2016 15:56 CET | Guinea

Cambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL) has announced a landmark partnership with InterCEL+, a subsidiary of Expresso Telecoms Group, to build a major wireless network that will ...

Cellcom Guinea awards network contract to Huawei

Published 28 Sep 2016 15:33 CET | Guinea

Cellcom Guinea has signed a "multi-million US-dollar" contract with Huawei to expand network coverage and boost capacity. Announcing the deal, the operator indicated that ...

Orange accelerates mobile money services in Africa

Published 07 Sep 2016 14:17 CET | Africa, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Senegal

Orange has received Electronic Money Establishment licenses (EME) in Senegal, Mali, Ivory Coast and Guinea and is setting up an Orange Money Compliance Expertise Centre ...

Guinea and Mali put an end to mobile roaming charges

Published 11 Aug 2016 11:16 CET | Guinea, Mali

The governments of Guinea and Mali signed a reciprocal free roaming agreement on 08 August, reports Agence Ecofin, taking effect on 18 August. The agreement follows a wider ...