News Update - Telecoms and ICT in Africa - Issue No 1076 on 27 May 2022

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GVA ups the fibre speeds offered to Canalbox customers in its Francophone operating countries – More disruptive than Kenya

27 May 2022

GVA ups the fibre speeds offered to Canalbox customers in its Francophone operating countries – More disruptive than Kenya This week Groupe Vivendi Africa upped the speeds offered to its Canalbox customers. In doing so it has increased the pricing stakes in what are often very uncompetitive francophone markets. Russell Southwood looks at what’s changing about price and capacity and why. Last week GVA announced that it was increasing its capacity for the same price to its Canalbox customers in its Francophone markets: Burkina Faso, Congo-Brazzaville, DRC, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Rwanda and Togo. Its announcement heralded the capacity increase as…