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Articles tagged with: Middle East and Africa

Nigeria shapes up for spectrum trading

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has commenced moves to develop a clear-cut framework and guidelines that will usher in a secondary market for spectrum trading in the country, Today.ng reports.

  • Friday, 09 December 2016

Over-regulation on the agenda in Nigeria

The Nigerian government’s interest in regulating telecoms services and the ‘agitation’ of telecoms service providers against excessive regulation, are conflicting to the detriment of subscribers, writes Emma Okonji in This Day.

  • Thursday, 03 November 2016

Q&A Ann Lafrance Q&A Ann Lafrance

With Ann Lafrance, Partner Squire Patton Boggs

 

  • Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Tanzania closes digital money tax loophole

Mobile operators will now pay excise duty on all M-Pesa commissions in Tanzania, reports AllAfrica. "Unveiling his 2016/2017 national budget, finance and planning minister, Philip Mpango, said a new 10% excise duty on mobile money transactions will apply for both sending and receiving transactions.

  • Monday, 27 June 2016

Competition barriers in South Africa

"The structure of South Africa's economy welcomes few entrants. It is highly concentrated with insiders firmly entrenched. Widening access to the economy, according to the results of a set of studies released this week, will require a concerted and collaborative effort by the government to alter the economic landscape, remove barriers to entry, enhance competition and foster inclusive growth."

  • Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Ghana establishes interconnect clearinghouse

Ghana's National Communication Authority (NCA) has amended the draft electronic communications (interconnect clearinghouse) regulations of 2016, which will require telcos and international carriers to connect their gateways through a third party centralised clearinghouse, notes TeleGeography.

  • Monday, 27 June 2016

Bahrain approves new telecoms plan

There are a number of developments underway in Bahrain which will improve both services and infrastructure, notes BuddeComm.

  • Tuesday, 24 May 2016

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