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MTN Guinea-Bissau appoints Houphouet-Boigny as new CEO

Published 17 Jun 2021 15:07 CET | Guinea-Bissau

MTN Group has announcement the appointment of Eliane Houphouet-Boigny as the CEO of MTN Guinea-Bissau, effective 01 July. Houphouet-Boigny is a seasoned professional with a ...

NCC receives delegation from Guinea-Bissau regulator

Published 01 Jun 2021 10:35 CET | Guinea-Bissau, Nigeria

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) head Umar Garba Danbatta has shared his experiences of regulatory models, approaches and best practices with delegation from ...

Orange Bissau launches network upgrade project

Published 31 May 2021 15:40 CET | Guinea-Bissau

Orange Bissau has launched a programme to modernise its mobile access network and extend its rural coverage to over 1,000 new villages in Guinea Bissau. The operator said in ...

Guinea-Bissau regulator tells MTN to return XAF 692 million to overcharged customers

Published 25 Jan 2021 15:13 CET | Guinea-Bissau

The board of directors of the National Regulatory Authority (ARN) of Guinea-Bissau has ordered Spacetel (MTN) to return XAF 691.9 million to users of its network. This amount ...

Orange Bissau ordered to return XAF 3 billion in excess interconnection charges

Published 18 Jan 2021 13:28 CET | Guinea-Bissau

The National Regulatory Authority of Guinea-Bissau has ordered Orange Bissau to return CFA 3.09 billion to users of its network. ...

AVP Servicos invests AOA 50 million in Angola

Published 14 Sep 2020 14:12 CET | Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Sao Tome and Principe

Telecommunications services company AVP Servicos has invested more than AOA 50 million in the last three years to train staff and acquire equipment in order to boost its ...

Guinea-Bissau to increase telecom fees

Published 19 Dec 2019 17:08 CET | Guinea-Bissau

The National Regulatory Authority of Guinea-Bissau (ARN) announced it will move forward with its plans to increase fees for telecom operators, in line with the dynamics and ...

Guinea-Bissau mobile users grow 10% to 1.43 million

Published 07 Jan 2019 09:15 CET | Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau had 1.43 million mobile telephony users at the end of 2017, or 10.4 percent more than the previous year, according to the annual report published by regulator ...

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 ...

Guinea-Bissau PM orders resumption of Portuguese TV broadcasts

Published 02 Nov 2017 16:21 CET | Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau Prime Minister Umaro Sissoco Embalo ordered the resumption of TV and radio broadcasts from Portuguese public broadcaster RTP, reports Lusa. The decision ...

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), ...

Guinea-Bissau govt partners with StarTimes for DTT

Published 25 Sep 2017 11:25 CET | Guinea-Bissau

The Government of Guinea-Bissau has partnered with StarTimes to install DTT in the country, announced the Minister of Social Communication, Vitor Pereira. He said that a ...

Cajutel aims to provide solar-powered internet in West Africa

Published 04 Sep 2017 09:55 CET | Guinea-Bissau

Cajutel Sarl, a Swiss-owned telecom company, is building infrastructure to provide high-speed internet at affordable prices in West Africa. It is building infrastructure from ...

Guinea-Bissau starts consortium for submarine cable

Published 18 Jul 2017 16:58 CET | Guinea-Bissau

The government of Guinea-Bissau has launched a consortium that will manage a submarine cable that will bring high quality internet to the country within 18 months, reports ...

Guinea-Bissau seeks partner for telecom operators

Published 03 Jul 2017 14:49 CET | Guinea-Bissau

The Guinea-Bissau Minister of Transport and Communications, Fidelis Forbs, said that the government approved a project to restructure the two national telecommunications ...

Orange-Bissau fined CFA 615 mln for outage

Published 05 Sep 2016 16:04 CET | Guinea-Bissau

The telecom sector regulator of Guinea-Bissau has imposed a fine of CFA 616 million (EUR 786.000) on mobile phone operator Orange/Bissau for the total outage of its mobile ...

Huawei denies contract with Guinea-Bissau Telecom

Published 12 Jan 2016 16:21 CET | Guinea-Bissau

Chinese manufacturer Huawei has denied signing a contract with Guinea-Bissau Telecom, adding that there is "great interest" in establishing a "good partnership" with the ...

Huawei wins Guinea-Bissau Telecom mobile contract

Published 05 Jan 2016 09:57 CET | Guinea-Bissau

Huawei has signed a contract with Guinea-Bissau Telecom for the USD 60 million "Guinea-Bissau GT Network Modernisation Project", according to local press reports. The Chinese ...

Orange Bissau launches LTE service

Published 23 Dec 2015 13:28 CET | Guinea-Bissau

Orange Bissau announced the launch of LTE services in Guinea Bissau on 22 December. The operator said its service is available in the capital city, Bissau, and will be ...

Guinea-Bissau gets 300 addresses for domain names

Published 20 Dec 2015 18:02 CET | Guinea-Bissau

The country-code top-level domain for Guinea-Bissau (.gw) was ordered for 300 addresses in its first year of operation, the Secretary of State for Transport and ...

Guinea-Bissau operators promise to improve service quality

Published 04 Nov 2015 16:02 CET | Guinea-Bissau

The management of mobile telecommunications networks in Guinea-Bissau have assured the Lusa news agency that they will improve the quality of telephone connections over the ...

Guinea-Bissau to adopt new numbering plan in November

Published 12 Oct 2015 12:04 CET | Guinea-Bissau

The Regulatory Authority of Information Communications Technologies of Guinea-Bissau has announced that the new National Numbering Plan will enter into force on 1 November. ...

Guinea-Bissau introduces new fixed and mobile numbering

Published 07 Sep 2015 09:58 CET | Guinea-Bissau

Fixed and mobile numbers in Guinea-Bissau will be changed from seven to nine digits from 1 November announced the President of the National Numbering Planning Committee, Luis ...

Guine Telecom to manage country's telecom infrastructure

Published 03 Aug 2015 17:30 CET | Guinea-Bissau

The government of Guinea-Bissau intends to transform fixed-line operator Guine Telecom into a holding company for the country's telecommunications infrastructure, said the ...

Guinea-Bissau regulator tells MTN, Orange to fix services

Published 27 Jul 2015 10:41 CET | Guinea-Bissau

Mobile operators MTN and Orange in Guinea-Bissau have until 15 August to resolve their technical problems, reports Macauhub. The request was made at a meeting between leaders ...