Congo, Dem. Rep.

Vodacom agrees 2G renewal with govt
Court upholds Vodacom 2G licence suspension
Vodacom challenges fraud allegations over 2G extension
New President weighs-in on controversial AGI contract
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
Cellcos in court over govt-ordered internet shutdown
Konnect launches satellite offering in DRC
Africell expanding infrastructure and service range with USD100m loan
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
Helios to expand backbone network in DRC
Ministry warns of deadline for notification
Renatelsat signs deal to overhaul satellite connectivity
National Assembly adopts new Telecommunications Act; cellcos handed LTE licences
ARPTC calls for ISPs to make themselves known
Vodacom reports increase in Q3 revenue on back of subscriber gains
Smile partners with MediaTek for VoLTE rollout
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
DRC completes Kinshasa-Kasumbalesa fibre link
FGL plans network rollout in rural Africa, starting with DRC
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
SCPT calls for USD4 million investment to clear bottleneck
Fire knocks out Vodacom network
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
Vodacom Group reports revenue, EBITDA growth in FY2016/17
Orange taps Gilat Satcom for DRC capacity boost
Gilat Satcom, O3b deploy ‘Fiber in the Sky’ solution in DRC
Orange DRC to absorb Tigo user base from 1 October
If I could turn back time… Yozma Timeturns expected to lose 2G licence
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
Yahsat, Tele10 to collaborate on satellite broadband plan; Facebook plots sub-Saharan push
Tower Talk: a guide to the week’s major cell site developments
Orange completes 100% acquisition of Tigo DRC
Vodacom reports rising Q3 revenue on surging data use and subs gains
Africell implements four-country solution from Alepo for ‘all-in-one data monetisation’
Orange to acquire Millicom’s DRC unit
DRC government calls for deactivation of unregistered SIMs
CWN controlling shareholder sues Vodacom Group for USD14bn
DRC telcos reject proposed tax increase
MIC reshuffles Helios shares for 24% stake in parent company
Airtel, Liquid Telecom sign pan-African partnership agreement
Smile closes USD365m financing to accelerate 4G expansion in Africa
Smile to launch LTE in DRC in early 2016
Smile selects Ericsson to manage 4G operations in Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, DRC
Vodafone, MTN interconnect mobile money services in East Africa
IFC approves USD39m Africell loan
Africell DRC inks interconnection agreements with Orange, Vodacom
Africell Group subscribers pass twelve million in 2014; two new markets sought by 2018
Google set to boost internet connectivity in DRC
Orange and Ecobank launch money transfer service in Mali
Vodacom Group sees drop in Q3 revenue on competition, connection rate cut
Internet in DRC partially restored after three-day blackout; SMS remains blocked
Vodacom to boost internet access for DRC students
Africell DRC to launch 3G in January 2015
Airtel money service in DRC passes one million customers
DRC pays off debt of USD440,000 to ATU
Vodacom focuses on rural coverage in DRC
Yozma Timeturns finally to launch mobile network?
Vodacom’s 1H14 domestic service revenue falls on the back of lower MTRs
Orange using O3b ‘Fibre-in-the-Sky’ network via African satellite provider Raga Sat
Thuraya satellite services launch in twelve Airtel Africa countries
Vodacom set to extend services to remote regions of Kasai-Occidental, Kasai-Oriental
Afrimax Group plots TD-LTE launches in DRC, Malawi
Africell DRC poised to launch 3G before end-2014
Lintel CEO divulges future plans; hopes to add two new markets within next three years
Africell interconnection freeze shows no sign of thawing
Airtel partners with BGFIBank for mobile money transfers in four countries
Vodacom’s revenue up by 4.3% to ZAR18.3bn in 2Q14
World Bank approves USD92.1m grant to support DRC CAB programme
DRC licence next on Viettel shopping list
Orange strikes ‘strategic’ deal to assume control of DRC fibre backbone
Airtel DRC receives Movirtu ‘virtual SIM’ solution; service already live in Madagascar
Airtel raises total DRC investment to USD550m
Timeturns extremely slowly for Yozma; 2Q14 launch planned
Airtel signs satellite pact with Thuraya
Tigo DRC extends 3G coverage to cities in North Kivu, South Kivu
Africell faces penalties after SIM card promo
DRC watchdog stages preliminary LTE licence consultation
SCPT relaunches fixed service in Kisangani
Orange planning juicy Vodacom takeover?
PCCW Global provides first direct submarine cable access to the DRC via WACS
4G consultation document expected by end-2013
Tigo DRC reports success in troubled Kivu region
Bharti bolsters African links with Africa Connect network
Africell outlines deployment plans, criticises rivals’ tactics
Airtel joins Vodacom in leasing fibre capacity
Orange kick-starts tower sale process in DRC
Bharti grants greater freedom to African chiefs
Vodacom leases fibre-optic capacity from SCPT
Vodacom Group publishes trading statement for Q2 2013
Africell trio pass the five million subs mark; seeks two new markets for expansion
DRC confirms belated WACS switch-on
Tatem taps Star Solutions for rural expansion
Tigo launches HSPA+ technology under the ‘4H+’ banner
Airtel becomes latest mobile firm to launch 3.5G in DRC
DRC misses latest WACS connectivity deadline
Stage two of DRC fibre rollout now underway
Fumble in the jungle? DRC telcos running out of time to appease watchdog
O3b Networks announces capacity deal with unnamed DRC ISP
Airtel to deploy Wi-Fi throughout Africa
Airtel expects to initiate HSPA+ network ‘within days’
Africell chairman claims subscriber base of one million two months after launch
DRC to make cellcos walk the plank after 100 million minutes of calls get ‘pirated’ each month
Cellcos endure flak attack over network quality, ‘chaotic’ SIM distribution
Alca-Lu to boost Bharti’s African networks
CCT relaunches as Orange RDC
Kinshasa IXP up and running after decade of disrepair
Bharti, Ericsson overhaul networks in 16 African countries
Chinese partners to deliver telecoms satellite for DRC
Smile Telecoms selects Alca-Lu to roll out 4G networks in Tanzania, Uganda and DRC
Liquid Telecom refreshes fibre footprint with DRC connection
Vodacom inks capacity agreement with Intelsat
Rivals deny Africell interconnection after pricing bust-up
Dutch firm successfully challenges distribution of 3G licences
DRC expects WACS fibre link to go live ‘within 20 days’
Vodacom reaffirms commitment to DRC operation
Double-Dutch? NBC emerges from the woodwork to protest against 3G licences
Vodacom clarifies 3G launch date
Congo Chine Telecom poised to re-launch as Orange
Chinese engineers deploy Brazzaville-Kinshasa fibre link under Congo River
Minister warns mobile operators over QoS obligations
Award of new VSAT concessions prompts confusion among rivals
Vodacom commences 3G rollout in DRC
Frequency fracas as SuperCell questions DRC spectrum redistribution
Four cellcos acquire 3G licences in the DRC for USD15m apiece
Plot thickens in DRC as confusion over Vodacom shares continues
DRC gets new mobile operator; Africell to launch two years after receiving frequencies
Airtel to invest USD615m in DRC in next three years; Congolese 3G tender on the cards
DRC court suspends Vodacom share auction
DRC four months behind schedule for WACS connectivity; details of future fibre links revealed
Vodacom accused of using political, diplomatic pressure to combat fixer
WACS on, hats off to African submarine bandwidth
Vodacom could lose control of Congolese unit as dispute rumbles on
Congolese court rejects Vodacom appeal; SA firm ordered to pay consultant USD21m
MTN brought into Vodacom discussions; consultant awarded USD21 million by Kinshasa court
Vodacom deadlock nearing end
DRC orders SMS embargo to curb election violence
Vodacom Congo sale back on the cards
ZTE installs iVAS for Vodacom DRC
Court orders CWN chairman to stand down temporarily
DRC sale blocked by CWN
FT completes USD196 million CCT deal
FT Congo deal nears close; Iliad founder tipped as Swiss bidder
MTN considers Vodacom Congo acquisition
FT enters DRC via CCT
France Telecom closer to Congo acquisition
France Telecom in DRC takeover
Airtel Congo rolls out 49 new BTS, reaches 5m users
Vodacom Congo dispute ‘on track’
Hughes completes deployment of broadband satellite network for Microcom
Millicom sells DRC towers to Helios
DRC spat may see Vodacom sell stake
Africell to launch tender for GSM rollout in the DRC
Tussles in Brussels
Vodacom faces DRC scrap
Vodacom DRC shareholders lock horns
ACE cable adds six additional members
SEACOM to use Rwanda to connect to Burundi and DRC
Congolese ISP signs contract with O3b Networks
ZTE’s stake in Congo Chine Telecom up for grabs
Cielux Telecom selects Alvarion for WiMAX network
Microcom signs a multi-year contract with O3b Networks
MTN seeking DRC presence?
Sudatel to expand in Africa despite US sanctions
PT opts out of Congolese Cellco
Steady customer growth at Vodacom
Celtel extends One Network across Central Africa
Celtel Congo awards Ceragon contract
PT acquires wireless licensee
Orascom sells DRC mobile unit
UAE firm wins OCPT telecoms management contract