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MTN Nigeria cleared to enter banking business

MTN Nigeria cleared to enter banking business

MTN’s Nigeria business – which constitutes its largest market in Africa – has been very much in the news in recent days, mainly thanks to the approval by the Central Bank of Nigeria of a licence for MTN's Mobile Money (MoMo) Payment Service Bank in the country.

NCC lays groundwork for introduction of MVNOs in Nigeria

NCC lays groundwork for introduction of MVNOs in Nigeria

Could mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) finally be coming to Nigeria? It seems likely given the recent publication by the country’s telecommunications regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), of what it calls a License Framework For the Establishment Of Mobile Virtual

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Airtel looks to IFC to boost African operation

Airtel looks to IFC to boost African operation

The pan-African operator Airtel Africa, a division of India’s Bharti Airtel, is reportedly planning to raise $194 million via debt from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector lending arm of the World Bank.

The South African spectrum auctions are over – or are they?

The South African spectrum auctions are over – or are they?

It seems the long-running saga of South Africa’s auction of high-demand spectrum for mobile broadband may finally have ended on a positive note, raising R14.4 billion (about US$960.7 million) for the country’s treasury. This is way above the R8 billion (US$533.7 million) a lot of analysts, and

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Mixed fortunes for South Africa’s Telkom

Mixed fortunes for South Africa’s Telkom

South African operator Telkom has experienced mixed fortunes over the past 24 hours. It has been one of the two early winners (along with fixed wireless access operator Rain Networks) in South Africa's mobile spectrum auction but, within the same day, has been forced to delay a planned sale of

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