Telecoms – In Brief

Telecoms

- Airtel Niger, the local cellular unit of Indian telecoms company Bharti Airtel, has been awarded a 15-year licence for the establishment and operation of a 3G network, Reuters reports, citing a government statement. The West African country has also agreed to renew Airtel’s existing 2G concession, for a total consideration of XOF34 billion (USD69.8 million).