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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 ...

Orange Guinea still dominates mobile market - Arcep

Published 06 Apr 2016 19:24 CET | Guinea

Orange Guinea continues to lead the market by customers, revenue and mobile network coverage, according to telecom regulator Artp. Orange is the only operator to be present ...

Guinea seeks auditor for WARCIP regional cable project

Published 07 Feb 2016 18:19 CET | Guinea

Guinea's ICT and digital economy ministry is looking for an independent financial auditor to analyse the accounts of the West Africa Regional Telecommunications ...

Guinea to tax texts, mobile data from 1 Feb

Published 27 Jan 2016 11:59 CET | Guinea

Guinea will introduce new telecom taxes from 1 February, Guinee News reports, citing a press release from budget minister Mohamed Lamine Doumbouya. The government has set a ...

Orange appoints CEOs in Africa, Mideast

Published 02 Sep 2015 17:06 CET | Guinea, Jordan, Mali, Senegal

Orange has appointed the following CEOs for four of its subsidiaries in Africa and the Middle East as part of the group's international mobility policy. Eric Bouquillon has ...

Sotelgui aims to relaunch by end of August - minister

Published 01 Jul 2015 14:21 CET | Guinea

Guinean operator Sotelgui has installed 61 mobile base stations in Conakry and plans to do so in the regional capitals by the end of August, telecom minister Oye Guilavogui ...

Orange, MTN Guinea raise call prices due to new tax

Published 30 Jun 2015 10:54 CET | Guinea

Orange Guinea and MTN Guinea have informed customers that they will increase the price of their services on 1 July due to a new tax on phone calls set at GNF 1 per second, ...

Unitel eyes bid for Guinea Telecom

Published 17 Mar 2015 17:06 CET | Guinea

Angolan operator Unitel has expressed interest in buying Guinea Telecom, but is waiting for the launch of an international tender by the Guinean state, reports news agency ...

Unicef backs mobile app with Ebola information

Published 06 Jan 2015 13:20 CET | Africa, Guinea

The #IsurvivedEbola West African multimedia campaign has launched a mobile app that allows Ebola survivors to connect with each other, share public health advice, and ...

MTN Guinea opens two more stores

Published 02 Jan 2015 13:33 CET | Guinea

Mobile operator MTN Guinea has opened two new stores in Lambanyi on 30 December 2014 and in Matoto on 31 December 2014, Agence Ecofin reports. The two outlets will offer ...

Guinea plans to revise telecom licences in 2015

Published 31 Dec 2014 11:42 CET | Guinea

Guinea plans to revise all of the country's telecom licences in 2015, announced Moustapha Mamy Diaby, director general of telecom regulator ARTP. Agence Ecofin reports that ...

MTN appoints Khumalo as CEO of MTN Guinea

Published 20 Nov 2014 11:09 CET | Guinea

Mobile group MTN has appointed Themba Khumalo as CEO of MTN Guinea, succeeding Phumzile Joshua Phike, Agence Ecofin reports. MTN Guinea has shown poor financial performance ...

SkyVision makes donation to help tackle Ebola in Guinea

Published 28 Oct 2014 16:46 CET | Guinea

SkyVision Global Networks announced that it has made a generous donation to the National Commission against Ebola in Guinea. This commission was set up by the Guinean ...

MTN Guinea extends 2G, 3G networks

Published 15 Oct 2014 10:57 CET | Guinea

MTN Guinea announced the extension of its 2G and 3G networks across the country. The operator has added 18 2G antennas in locations including Debis, Saraya, Babilla, ...

MTN Guinea launches per-second billing

Published 12 Aug 2014 10:57 CET | Guinea

Mobile operator MTN Guinea has launched per-second billing for calls to all destinations to allow customers to only pay for their actual consumption. On-net calls cost GNF ...

Sonatel reports 11.7% revenue growth driven by Mali, Guinea

Published 23 Jul 2014 10:45 CET | Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Senegal

Senegalese operator Sonatel reported a group revenue up 11.7 percent to XOF 398 billion in the first half, compared with XOF 357 billion in the first half of 2013, driven by ...

MTN Guinea employees return to work

Published 30 Jun 2014 11:15 CET | Guinea

Mobile operator MTN Guinea's labour union has ended its indefinite strike on 27 June, four days after it began, according to local press reports. Management and workers found ...

MTN Guinea workers walk out over job cuts, low pay

Published 25 Jun 2014 09:03 CET | Guinea

Mobile operator MTN Guinea's employees went on an indefinite strike on 23 June to protest the worsening work environment since Phumzile Joshua Phike took the helm in 2011, ...


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