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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 ...

WorldRemit launches instant mobile money transfers to Niger

Published 05 May 2016 10:03 CET | Niger

WorldRemit has launched instant money transfers to Airtel Money wallets in Niger. This means that Airtel subscribers in Niger can now instantly receive remittance payments on ...

SES deploys Satmed e-health platform in Niger

Published 22 Apr 2016 14:02 CET | Niger

SES has announced the deployment of Satmed, a satellite-based e-health platform, at the Cure Hospital for Children in Niger, to enhance healthcare in rural and remote regions ...

Niger expects to complete fibre backbone by end-2016

Published 23 Dec 2015 13:42 CET | Niger

Niger's 2,275 km fibre optic backbone is expected to be completed by the end of 2016, reports Agence Ecofin. China International Telecommunication Construction began the ...

Alepo powers Orange Niger convergent billing platform

Published 19 Nov 2015 10:40 CET | Niger

Alepo announced that Orange Niger has called on Alepo's expertise for a major core network upgrade to Alepo Service Enabler (SE) 8.2, including Alepo's AAA Infrastructure. ...

Niger plans to merge Sonitel, Sahel Com

Published 20 Oct 2015 12:17 CET | Niger

Niger's telecom minister, Abdou Mani, announced that the government would merge fixed operator Sonitel and its mobile subsidiary SahelCom to compete better in the national ...

Airtel Niger launches cross-border money transfer service

Published 09 Jul 2015 15:41 CET | Niger

Airtel Africa has announced the launch of a cross-border money transfer service for Airtel Money customers in Niger. Niger will join three other African countries, the ...

Phase3 Telecom links Niger to Nigeria via aerial fibre

Published 25 Mar 2015 09:42 CET | Niger, Nigeria

West African fibre optic infrastructure and telecommunications services provider Phase3 Telecom has announced plans to commence the deployment of aerial fibre optic ...

Airtel Niger picks Ericsson for 3G network deployment

Published 20 Feb 2015 10:34 CET | Niger

Airtel Niger has selected Ericsson as its exclusive 3G HSPA end-to-end hardware, software and related service provider in Niger Republic. The network will extend across the ...

Niger regulator fines mobile operators USD 13.5 million

Published 02 Sep 2014 11:44 CET | Niger

Niger's telecom regulator, the ARTP, has fined the country's four mobile operator's 3 percent of their 2013 revenues for failing to meet their licence obligations, in ...

Orange Niger teams up with Intelsat for backhaul

Published 06 Aug 2014 15:58 CET | Niger

Intelsat has announced that Orange Niger is using Intelsat capacity to expand its mobile network to the rural regions of Niger. Under the new, multi-year agreement, Intelsat ...

Niger hands Airtel 3G licence, renews 2G permit

Published 24 Jul 2014 12:39 CET | Niger

Niger has awarded mobile operator Airtel a licence to operate a 3G network and also renewed its 2G licence in the West African nation, Reuters reported. The CFA 34 billion ...

Orange launches third incubator partnership, in Niger

Published 26 May 2014 15:15 CET | Niger

Orange has announced the opening of the first start-up incubator in Niger, after Senegal and Mauritius. Orange Niger and its local partners have helped set-up CIPMEN, a ...

Niger cuts off one third of mobile phone users to curb crime

Published 28 Nov 2013 10:24 CET | Niger

Niger's telecommunication industry regulator has cut off a third of mobile phone connections in the country to curb anonymous calls used for criminal activity, reported ...

Etisalat brings mobile money service to Niger

Published 07 Oct 2013 13:21 CET | Niger

Etisalat Group is set to expand its mobile commerce service 'Flous' in Niger through its local operator Etisalat Moov. With Flous, customers can use their mobile phones as ...

Orange Niger deploys EBlink fronthaul platform

Published 10 Jan 2013 12:34 CET | Niger

Base stations solutions supplier EBlink announced that it recently installed its wireless fronthaul solution in Orange Niger's network. EBlink's equipment allowed Orange ...

Sonitel, unions call for Airtel, Orange Niger bosses to go

Published 08 Jan 2013 14:28 CET | Niger

Niger operator Sonitel and its unions are calling for the immediate departure of the heads of Airtel and Orange because of the private operators' alleged disregard for the ...

Sonitel starts work on second leg of fibre backbone

Published 26 Nov 2012 11:23 CET | Niger

Niger operator Sonitel has started work on the second phase of its fibre optic core network, a 500 km segment running from Konni to Zinder, Agence Ecofin reports. The event ...

Orange, Altobridge bring mobile connectivity to remote Niger

Published 13 Nov 2012 14:41 CET | Niger

Altobridge and Orange Niger have announced the completion of a first phase of mobile connectivity deployments in remote regions of Niger to communities previously underserved ...

Sonitel opposes construction of private fibre networks

Published 05 Oct 2012 13:01 CET | Niger

Controversy surrounds the fibre optic cable network that had been aimed to boost overall coverage and speed in Niger, Bikyamasr reported citing a report from Afriquinfos. ...

Sonitel starts work on Dosso-Konni fibre link

Published 13 Sep 2012 11:44 CET | Niger

Niger operator Sonitel has started the deployment of a 300 km fibre link between Dosso and Konni at a launch ceremony attended by the country's president, Mahamadou Issoufou, ...

Niger fines mobile operators EUR 5.5 million

Published 04 Sep 2012 12:11 CET | Niger

Niger multi-sector regulator ARM has fined the country's mobile operators XOF 3.65 billion (approx EUR 5.5 million) after several warnings for failing to meet their licence ...

Sonitel mulls satellite capacity after 3-month broadband cut

Published 14 May 2012 10:47 CET | Niger

Societe Nigerienne des Telecommunication (Sonitel) has concluded the three months of load shedding on its internet service. According to Le Faso.net, the rolling outage ...

Niger govt to nationalise Sonitel

Published 03 May 2012 12:36 CET | Niger

Niger's parliament has voted to nationalise telecommunications firm Sonitel, backing away from privatisation plans, Reuters reported. Hama Amadou, president of Niger's ...

Sonitel restarts broadband service - report

Published 01 May 2012 10:35 CET | Niger

Societe Nigerienne de Telecommunication (Sonitel) has announced the restart of broadband internet services after a three month of faults related to the Sat3 undersea cable, ...


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