Telecoms news from Mozambique
Police in Mozambique have arrested three Vodacom employees on allegations that they forged the mobile networks prepay airtime topup cards. ...more.
Ceragon Networks has announced follow-on orders of more than US$6.5 million with Mozambique Cellular (mcel) to expand the carrier's microwave network, first established in 2010. ...more.
An information texting service for farmers and small business is to be launched in Mozambique, backed by assistance from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank. ...more.
Mozambique's third mobile network operator Movitel has commercially launched its services, although it has in fact been selling its prepay cards from shops for the past three weeks. ...more.
Mozambican mobile telecommunications companies Moçambique Celular (mcel) and Vodacom have both been granted 3G licenses, local media reported. ...more.
Ericsson says has been chosen as preferred supplier by Mozambican operator mcel to upgrade and expand its existing 3G radio network in Maputo, Mozambique's capital city. ...more.
Foris Telecom, a mobile broadband Internet and applications service provider, has successfully launched its WiMAX network in Mozambique and Kampala, Uganda. ...more.
Movitel, which was recently granted the third mobile operator license in Mozambique has announced that it plans to invest up to US$465 million in its network over the next five years. ...more.
Vodacom says that it sees its subscriber base growing by 20 percent year-on-year in Mozambique, despite the award last week of the country's third mobile operator license. ...more.
Mozambique bas awarded its third mobile network to Movitel, a consortium made up of Vietnamese company Viettel Telecom and Mozambique's SPI following a public tender. ...more.
Ceragon Networks says that it has won a turnkey backhaul contract from Mozambique's Mobile Cellular (mcel). ...more.
The Mozambican government has back tracked on a proposed new tax on users of mobile phones, but said that an equivalent tax would be applied to the networks themselves. ...more.
Mozambique's two mobile networks - mCel and Vodacom are reported to be in talks with the country's Post Office to assist in handling the registration of PrePay SIM cards as recently mandated by the government. ...more.
Mozambique's government has announced plans to require all PrePay SIM cards to be registered with the networks. ...more.
Mozambican state radio says six people have been arrested, accused of incitement for sending cell phone messages calling for protests over high food, water and electricity prices. ...more.
The Northern and Central regions of the African country of Mozambique have been hit by a series of phone outages following the disruption of optic fiber cable in the southern province of Gaza, ...more.
A total of 22 companies have applied for the third mobile phone license in Africa's Mozambique, with the winner expected to be announced later this week, a local newspaper has reported. ...more.
Vodacom Mozambique is to invest more than US$60 million over the next two years to expand its network, Chief Executive Officer Salimo Abdul told reporters in the capital city, Maputo. ...more.
Mozambique's government has finally issued a long anticipated tender for a third mobile network operator license. ...more.
The mobile market in Mozambique is in its nascent stage with only two operators catering to the burgeoning demand for mobile services. Large investments are being made in infrastructure development, with the enterprises segment having the maximum growth potential due to the increased number of companies opening sites in the country, especially in remote areas. ...more.