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Egypt’s MNOs receive LTE spectrum assignments

Supported by a population of more than 90 million, Egypt has one of the largest telecom markets in North Africa. There is effective competition in most sectors, while one key development has been the recent award of unified licences to … Continue reading

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Improved mobile network capability in Africa stimulating smartphone adoption

Within Africa there is considerable diversity in the availability and capability of mobile telecom infrastructure. Vast tracks of the continent, particularly in the northern desert regions, are sparsely populated with little in the way of network coverage. However, intense investment … Continue reading

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Africa’s pan-regional MNOs continue jockeying for market position

Mobile telephony is by far the dominant telecom platform across Africa, accounting for more than 90% of all telephone lines in the region. As a consequence, mobile internet also accounts for a similar proportion of all internet connections. Given the … Continue reading

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More internet investment needed to sustain Africa’s economic growth

The development of the internet market in Africa has been stymied by the poor quality and relative scarcity of the fixed-line infrastructure. As a consequence more than 90% of all internet connections are via mobile networks. However, there is continuing … Continue reading

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Egypt’s regulator issues two unified licenses, prepping for LTE services

Supported by a population of more than 88 million, Egypt has one of the largest fixed-line and internet markets in Africa and the Arab region. There is also a large mobile market, with mobile penetration having reached 112% by late … Continue reading

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