Telecoms News - In Brief

Telecoms

- The Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited (TTCL) has incurred a loss of Sh762 million as a result of vandalism to its equipment. Its officials said equipment vandalised includes telephone cables and wires as well as solar panels.

- Mobitel Nigeria Ltd. has sued Minister of Information and Communications, Dora Akunyili, at a Federal High Court in Abuja over cancellation of the 2.3GHz licensing process.

- In Kenya, Safaricom has supported recent presidential directive requiring all mobile phone subscribers to be registered as a way of combating crime. Safaricom already has over half of its subscriber base registered through our M-Pesaand PostPay services and the popular Bonga loyalty scheme, for which registration is a standard requirement.