Telecoms News - In Brief


- Mobile network provider Tigo and non-profit organization Reach for Change are joining forces to improve the lives of children in Africa through social entrepreneurship. Throughout 2012, a joint program to identify and support social entrepreneurs with innovative solutions for children is being launched in Chad, DRC, Rwanda, Senegal and Tanzania. 

- Ethiopia's Ethio Telecom says that its mobile subscriber base has reached 17.26 million at the end of June, and is rising at an average of 450,000 customers per month.

- MTN Liberia, trading as Lonestar Cell, has taken down its transmission links with neighbouring Cote d’Ivoire following an order from the Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA). The dismantling of links was completed between 9 August and 23 August, and came in the wake of the LTA’s ruling that MTN had breached the Telecom Act of 2007 by deploying microwave dishes and other transmission equipment in Kpein, Nimba County and in Toe Town, Grand Gedeh County.