African MarketWatch May 2013
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African MarketWatch May 2013

New licenses, acquisitions and upgrades in brief

  • BURKINA FASO: The long running saga of the battle between Etisalat (through subsidiary Atlantique Telecom) and Planor Afrique for control of Telecel Faso threatens to flair up again, with Agence Ecofin reporting that Etisalat has requested French courts to review their previous decisions in the matter

  • COTE D’IVOIRE: Agence Ecofin reports that ICT Minister Bruno Kone has warned the country’s six operators about their QoS. MTN have sold and Orange have outsourced tower management to IHS in Cote d’Ivoire, but the deals are believed to have been too recent to have much effect on QoS as yet

  • DRC: Airtel and Tigo have introduced 3.5G


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