Yozma Timeturns finally to launch mobile network?

11 Nov 2014

Russian-owned Yozma Timeturns, the mobile start-up which has been planning to launch services in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since it was granted a licence in 2009, appears to finally be making moves towards a commercial debut. A report from online newspaper Le Potentiel claims Yozma Timeturns conducted ‘technical trials in the presence of vice president of the Regulatory Authority of Posts and Telecommunications (ARPTC) Kasindi Odon’ on 7 November. Following two successful test calls, Odon commented the next step would involve ‘strengthening the network and its extension outside the capital; fulfilling … necessary technical tests … so as to offer our future subscribers a reliable network of very good quality; and finally, trade … to the public.’ Yozma is said to already have over 50 antennas in the capital of Kinshasa.

Congo, Dem. Rep.,Yozma Timeturns (DRC),


Subscribe to CommsUpdate to get the day’s top telecom headlines delivered to your email.

Subscribe to CommsUpdate


Have feedback, corrections, or story ideas? Send them to editors@commsupdate.com.

Browse Past Issues


Filter CommsUpdate by the following categories or use the search.


Visit our help page information on performing advanced searches, including how to restrict the results by country or company.


CommsUpdate is an outstanding advertising venue for companies seeking to reach:

  • International carriers
  • Wholesale service providers
  • Equipment and software vendors
  • Telecom investors
  • Regulators

Learn more about advertising on CommsUpdate.