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Orange Mali and German development agency GIZ open 4th Orange Digital Centre in MEA

Published 28 Jul 2021 13:31 CET | Mali

Orange Mali and German development organisation Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) are inaugurating the Orange Digital Centre in Bamako. This is ...

NuRAN signs deal with Telino-consulting in Mali and Sierratel in Sierra Leone

Published 15 Jul 2021 15:10 CET | Mali, Sierra Leone

NuRAN Wireless has announced an agreement with Telinno-Consulting (Telinno) for the deployment of rural sites under the network-as-a-service model (NAAS) in Mali, and with ...

Orange Mali starts 5G pilot in Bamako

Published 09 Jul 2021 16:58 CET | Mali

Orange announced the launch of a 5G pilot in Mali's capital Bamako, inviting customers to be the first to test the new network. As reported by Maliactu, this pilot phase has ...

Mali considers 4th mobile operator to boost competition

Published 17 May 2021 11:08 CET | Mali

Mali's Minister of Communication and Digital Economy Hamadoun Toure has announced the government is considering opening the telecoms market to a fourth mobile operator if ...

Sonatel and Envol secure deal to resell excess capacity of SOGEM fibre network

Published 13 Apr 2021 10:42 CET | Africa, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal

A consortium created by African groups Sonatel and Envol has been selected for a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project that aims to exploit the excess capacity of a 1,728 ...

Mali to set up National Digital Council

Published 12 Nov 2020 12:21 CET | Mali

The Mali Minister of Communications and digital economy, Hamadoun Toure has announced the creation of the National Digital Council. According to the minister, it is necessary ...

MainOne in push to expand broadband service in West Africa

Published 14 Jul 2020 09:55 CET | Africa, Mali, Niger

MainOne Cable plans to expand its West African operations to meet growing demand for connectivity amid the coronavirus pandemic, Bloomberg reported. MainOne, which operates ...

Mali national auditor accuses telecoms regulator of failing to collect duties worth over XOF 4.53 bln

Published 11 Mar 2020 13:10 CET | Mali

Mali's telecommunications and postal regulatory authority (AMRTP) is accused of financial irregularities that have cost the Treasury a total of XOF 4.53 billion between 2016 ...

UBA Mali launches mobile money service Sama

Published 04 Feb 2020 11:40 CET | Mali

United Bank for Africa (UBA) Mali has launched Sama by UBA, a money transfer and mobile payment service developed through a partnership between Sama Money SA, Bamako and UBA. ...

Mobilis secures operating licence in Mali

Published 13 Dec 2019 09:27 CET | Mali

Mobilis, a subsidiary of Algeria Telecom, will enter Mali's telecommunications market after securing an operating licence, ITWeb reported. The licence was secured for an ...

Orange Mali workers hold 2-day strike over bigger stake in company

Published 22 Nov 2019 10:49 CET | Mali

Workers at Orange Mali held a two-day strike to press home their demand for a larger shareholding in the telecoms company for staff, ITWeb Africa reports. The strike began 20 ...

Thomson Broadcast to secure Mali public broadcaster DTT deployment

Published 12 Nov 2019 15:26 CET | Mali

Viaccess-Orca (VO), an Orange Group company, announced that the Malian Transmission and Broadcasting Corporation (SMTD) in West Africa chose VO's cardless Conditional Access ...

Resolute Mining connects operations in Mali to cloud with SES Networks

Published 24 Jan 2019 15:06 CET | Mali

SES announced Resolute Mining picked its connectivity for its to its Syama mining site in Mali. The fully-managed SES Networks satellite data connectivity platform enables ...

Malitel starts rolling out LTE services in Mali

Published 29 Nov 2018 19:41 CET | Mali

Malitel, the mobile arm of Sotelma, announced on Facebook that it has officially launched LTE commercial offers. Majority owned by Maroc Telecom, the operator becomes the ...

Mali to get CFA 93 bln loan from China for Digital 2020 programme

Published 22 Nov 2018 14:44 CET | Mali

The parliament of of Mali has given its approval for the government to borrow a bit over CFA 93.7 billion from China, Ecofin reported. The money will go towards Mali Digital ...

Sahel countries plan free roaming project

Published 08 Aug 2018 10:28 CET | Africa, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger

Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Chad plan to put an end to roaming surcharges on cross-border calls for mobile customers travelling within the Sahel. The proposal ...

Mali launches procedure to grant fourth mobile license

Published 13 Mar 2018 12:16 CET | Mali

The government of Mali is calling for interested parties to submit applications in an international selection process which aims to grant the country's fourth mobile license. ...

Speedcast signs contract to provide satellite backhaul to Alpha Telecom Mali

Published 26 Feb 2018 11:15 CET | Mali

Communications and network service provider Speedcast has announced that it won a contract to provide satellite mobile backhaul services to Alpha Telecommunication Mali ...

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 ...

Mali approves TNTSAT Africa to start digital transition

Published 16 Feb 2018 14:29 CET | Mali

Mali's relatively new media regulator has authorised Africable's TNTSAT Africa to go ahead and start digital transition, Balancing Act reported. This will make TNTSAT Africa ...

Mali govt to provide students with 13,000 tablets for CFA 3 bln

Published 15 Jan 2018 11:08 CET | Mali

The Malian government has announced plans to provide university students with a first lot of tablets for the 2017-2018 academic year, reports Ecofin. The company YATTCO is in ...

Atel officially launches 3G network in Mali under Telecel brand

Published 03 Jan 2018 15:37 CET | Mali

The holder of the third mobile licence in Mali has officially inaugurated its 3G network with the launch of its first commercial services in the country's capital Bamako, ...

Mali govt plans IPO for Sotelma stake despite Maroc Telecom resistance

Published 12 Dec 2017 16:35 CET | Mali

Mali is seeking to sell a portion of its holding in Maroc Telecom's local unit Sotelma in an initial public offering, even as the parent remains reluctant to do a listing, ...

Mali gives Huawei more time to complete national broadband network

Published 14 Nov 2017 15:31 CET | Mali

TheMali government has given Huawei a five-month extension on a project to build a national fibre network, reports Capacity Media reported. The USD 62.5 million project is ...

Alpha Telecom Mali plans commercial launch under Atel brand in December

Published 19 Oct 2017 12:07 CET | Mali

Alpha Telecom Mali, which owns the country's third mobile licence, has made a new step towards commercial launch, completing the first test calls over its network, reports ...


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