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Zamani Telecom replaces Orange brand in Niger

Published 30 Dec 2020 11:29 CET | Niger

Zamani Com, which acquired Orange Niger in November 2019, has been trading as Zamani Telecom since mid-December after replacing the Orange brand. As part of its new visual ...

Niger govt approves USD 107 mln to bring connectivity to over 2,000 villages

Published 10 Dec 2020 11:23 CET | Niger

The Niger government has launched the Smart Village Project for Rural Growth and Digital Inclusion (PVI), which aims to connect 2,111 villages to mobile and broadband ...

Zamani Com gets XOF 31 bln to upgrade Orange Niger network

Published 01 Sep 2020 15:14 CET | Niger

Zamani Com, the company which acquired Orange Niger in November 2019, announced an investment of XOF 31 billion for a vast operation to modernize the mobile operator's ...

Orange Niger selects Ceragon to modernise network backbone

Published 03 Aug 2020 13:59 CET | Niger

Ceragon Networks has announced that Orange Niger has selected its wireless backhaul produts and services to modernise its nationwide backbone network to 4G. In this ...

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 ...

Niger's Interception of Communication Bill attracts criticism from Privacy International

Published 15 Jun 2020 11:02 CET | Niger

PI said the combination of this Bill and Niger's 2019 cybercrime law could see people prosecuted for expressing themselves freely even within private, safe spaces. The ...

Zamani Com secures LTE licence for Orange Niger subsidiary

Published 07 Apr 2020 14:34 CET | Niger

The government of Niger has approved a draft decree awarding an LTE licence for XOF 12 billion to Zamani Com, the company that acquired Orange Niger from Orange in November ...

Swiss MGI Group to deploy telecom monitoring and control system in Niger

Published 16 Mar 2020 10:43 CET | Niger

Swiss firm, MGI Group has been chosen to set up a telecom monitoring and control system in Niger, Ecofin reported, citing a government statement. The contract was awarded by ...

Niger regulator fines mobile operators over quality of service

Published 27 Dec 2019 09:14 CET | Niger

Niger's telecom authority Arcep has imposed fines totalling XOF 2.57 billion (approximately EUR 3.91 million) on mobile operators Airtel, Moov, Orange and Niger Telecoms, ...

Airtel Nigeria, Global Interns to provide digital training for youths

Published 09 Dec 2019 11:32 CET | Niger

Airtel Nigeria will provide skill development training for youth, together with the Anna Okon youth-centric professional group Global Interns. The programme, under Global ...

New owners of Orange Niger appoint Souleymane Diallo as CEO

Published 25 Nov 2019 12:37 CET | Niger

Mobile operator Orange Niger, recently sold by Orange to Zamani Com, will be led by new CEO Souleymane Diallo, reports Confidentiel Afrique. Zamani Com is owned by business ...

Orange completes sale of mobile subsidiary in Niger

Published 25 Nov 2019 10:51 CET | Niger

Orange announced that it has divested its entire 95.5 percent stake in Orange Niger for an undisclosed sum. The new owner of the company, Zamani Com, is wholly owned by ...

Businessmen behind Rimbo Holding confirm preliminary deal to take over Orange Niger

Published 22 Oct 2019 08:49 CET | Niger

Business partners Mohamed Rhissa and Moctar Thiam have confirmed to Actuniger that they reached a preliminary agreement with Orange to acquire its entire stake in struggling ...

Airtel launches LTE network in Niger's capital Niamey

Published 03 Jul 2019 09:31 CET | Niger

Airtel has announced the launch of LTE services in Niger, with customers in the country's capital, Niamey, the first to benefit from the faster network. The Bharti Airtel ...

Telecel RCA and Rimbo Holdings are last two bidders for Orange Niger - report

Published 12 Jun 2019 14:21 CET | Niger

Telecel Centrafrique and Rimbo Holdings remain out of five operators competing to acquire financially struggling operator Orange Niger, Ecofin reported, citing Confidentiel ...

Orange Niger begins preventive settlement to avert insolvency, mulls partnerships or restructuring

Published 07 Mar 2019 11:30 CET | Niger

Orange Niger is considering options, including restructuring and partnerships, as its operations remain affected by regulatory pressure stemming from socio-economic and ...

Orange Niger reaches deal on tax dispute

Published 08 Jan 2019 13:15 CET | Niger

Orange Niger has reached an amicable settlement with the general tax directorate regarding the tax dispute between them dating from 29 November 2018, Ecofin reported citing ...

Niger authorities force office closures at Airtel and Orange over tax dispute

Published 10 Dec 2018 12:01 CET | Niger

Airtel Niger has issued a statement condemning the decision of the country's tax authorities to force the closure of its offices because of a dispute over unpaid tax. This ...

Niger deploys DTT in Niamey

Published 07 Nov 2018 10:52 CET | Niger

Niger's National Technical Committee for Digital (CTN) says digital terrestrial television (DTT) is already operational in Niamey, reports Nextvame. CTN chairman Abdoulaye ...

Niger adopts measures to develop its telecom sector

Published 23 Oct 2018 15:17 CET | Niger

The council of ministers of the Republic of Niger has adopted three draft decrees for the development of the telecom sector, reports Ecofin. The ministers adopted decree on ...

Niger plans to reinstate tax on international calls in 2019

Published 02 Oct 2018 10:48 CET | Niger

Niger is to reintroduce a tax on international calls in 2019, accusing telecom companies of failing to honour commitments to improve services, AFP reported, citing a ...

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 ...

Niger's telecom regulator to reform into Arcep

Published 26 Jun 2018 14:39 CET | Niger

The government of Niger has submitted new legislation for parliamentary approval aimed at reforming the country's regulatory authority responsible for telecom and postal ...

Airtel secures Niger's first LTE licence

Published 26 Apr 2018 10:59 CET | Niger

The government of Niger has awarded the country's first LTE licence to the local subsidiary of Bharti Airtel, Celtel Niger, operating under the Airtel brand, reports Agence ...

Niger prepares for DTT test transmissions in January

Published 10 Jan 2018 11:02 CET | Niger

Niger will start migrating to Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) this month, APA reported. The permanent secretary at the Ministry of Communication, Abdoulaye Coulibaly has ...


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