African MarketWatch June 2013
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African MarketWatch June 2013

New licenses, acquisitions and upgrades in brief

ALGERIA: Algerie Telecom has launched a US $50m+ auction for the deployment of a fixed mode LTE network, according to La Tribune

ALGERIA: The Djezzy saga continues with TeleGeography quoting an anonymous source stating that the “Algerian government stopped any further communication with Vimpelcom” and that minority shareholder Cevital, an Algerian food group, may exercise their Right of First Refusal if negotiations are “disadvantageous to its interests”. The ongoing saga threatens to delay 3G license auctions

BENIN: Moov Benin, owned by Atlantique Telecom (in turn 100% owned by Etisalat), has secured a universal service license, enabling Moov to compete with MTN in provision of 3G and 4G services

BOTSWANA: BOCRA has commissioned a feasibility study to look into re-introducing mandatory national roaming, which was suspended in 2000

BURUNDI: PTA Bank has approved a loan of $11.5m


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