Telecoms finance

How did Abiy Ahmed behave as prime minister?

Now everyone is looking to him to fix Ethiopia in the aftermath of Covid-19, a civil war and a partially boycotted election. Here are three categories by which we will classify the Prime Minister. Privatization (and partnerships) Two bidders have submitted bids for the Ethiopia telecommunications license. The country’s leaders …

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Goodbye to the OTT tax. But how did Uganda get here? – Techjaja

1st In July 2018, the Ugandan government introduced TAX Over the top (OTT) with the aim of tackling social media abuse, increasing the tax base, among other reasons. The tax met a lot of resistance and protests – most tax experts calling it a double tax that wouldn’t work and …

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US antitrust cases against Facebook dismissed by judge, Telecom News, ET Telecom

Washington: A US judge on Monday dismissed successful antitrust action against Facebook filed last year by federal and state regulators, saying authorities had failed to establish “plausibly” that the social network had created a monopoly. Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court in Washington, DC dismissed the December case …

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Despite a smaller scale, Barcelona relieved at the return of the telecoms rally

By Luis Felipe Castilleja and Joan Faus BARCELONA (Reuters) – Barcelona recalls the cancellation of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in February 2020 as the first sign that COVID-19 was a real and immediate cause for concern – a month before most countries were stranded. Sixteen months later, the Spanish …

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Can Reliance do for renewables in India what Jio did for telecoms?

India’s fossil fuel giant Reliance Industries (RIL) is switch to renewable energies, with company chairman Mukesh Ambani announcing a rupee 75,000 crore ($ 10 billion) investment plan on June 24. India’s solar industryy, via Reliance, is making a huge bet on competition with China, while the Indian firm’s entry into …

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Quality broadband to create 8 trillion shillings of additional GDP

By COSTANTINE MUGANYIZI The digital economy that Tanzania aspires to become for its future growth will be inaccessible without widespread use of digital finance and readily available quality broadband connectivity.The latter aspect is the high-speed internet access that the country aims to achieve at 80% over the next four years.The …

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AKKA wins a million euro contract with a major telecom operator

BRUSSELS, June 23, 2021– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Regulatory news: AKKA Technologies (Paris: AKA) (BSE: AKA) (ISIN: FR0004180537), European leader in engineering consulting and R&D services, is proud to announce its selection by a major Telecom operator to support it in the migration of its Customer Relationship Management (CRM), from an …

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UK drops talks with BT Sport

A number of TV companies and streaming platforms have been linked in recent weeks to a potential deal for BT Sport. Rupert Murdoch’s News UK quickly dropped discussions about the future of BT Sports. As () increasingly focuses on its high-speed fiber-optic network, it is in talks with a number …

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Exhaust MTN 077, codes 078

By Dorothy Nakaweesi MTN will stop transmitting coded numbers 077 and 078 after having exhausted the authorized limit. MTN, which has been operating both codes for more than 20 years, starting with 077, before introducing 078, announced this weekend that it would be removing the codes available to prepaid customers. …

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