Telecoms News - In Brief

Telecoms

-   The Rwandan regulator is preparing the tender documents for an SNO. Most likely contender? MTN that is already a mobile operator in the country.

-   The Zimbabwe power utility’s fibre division Powertel has had a disappointing performance that has largely been put down to the wider troubles of the country’s economy.

-   The Malawian regulator MACRA is still without a Board after ten month, the Government having removed the previous Board. MACRA’s management is now directly answerable to Government. Perhaps Government is getting used to having this kind of control?

- The Egyptian regulator NTRA affirmed that there will be no extension for receiving Egypt’s third mobile license’s bids unless it was requested by half of the interested investors. It was also added that priority is given to consortiums.