In brief

15 September 2017

Telecoms

Zimbabwe: Fixed phone operator, TelOne, has lost over $100 000 worth of telecommunications equipment mainly copper cables since the beginning of the year due to theft and vandalism. TelOne has since launched a $1 000 reward to members of the public that provide information leading to the apprehension and recovery of such equipment, as part of measures to stem the theft and destruction of the key equipment.

Cameroon’s Telecommunications Regulatory Board (Agence de Regulation des Telecommunications – ART) has reportedly suspended the activities of 4G LTE provider Vodafone Cameroon, part of the Afrimax Group. According to a report by APA News, the decision was made by the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (Minpostel), which claims that the firm’s operating licence became invalid when it was transferred from Northwave to the Afrimax Group.