Saturday, 5 November 2011

October MNP (Ghana)

The National Communications Authority (NCA) said that at the end of October , four months since the start of Mobile Number Portability (MNP), a total of 138,458 mobile subscribers have used the facility. Some 32,780 porting requests were processed in October of which 5% were completed within 15 minutes, and 48% were completed between 15 minutes and an hour. Only 1% were completed in more than 24 hours.

Friday, 4 November 2011

Senior movement at Vodacom (South Africa)

Vodacom's Tom Boardman has stepped down from the Board, along with Commercial Director Morten Lundal, who has been replaced by Vodafone's Karen Witts. In March 2012, Rob Shuter, CFO of Vodacom Group is to be seconded to Vodafone Netherlands.

Mobile satisfaction (Oman)

A Nielsen Company survey of mobile users in Oman found that Nawras recorded customer satisfaction levels of 92 percent in September 2011, up from 87 percent in December 2010.

USF-funded Wi-Fi (Mauritius)

The Information and Communication Technologies Authority is to fund from the Universal Service Fund (USF) the setting up of ten Wi-Fi zones in five municipal councils and four district councils in Mauritius and an administrative building in Rodrigues, to offer free public Internet Access. Bidders will be existing ISPs, and bids are required by the afternoon of 30 November 2011.

Telco audit (Mauritania)

The Autorité de Régulation has called for expressions of interest for the financial auditing of the licensed mobile operators for the years 2011, 2012 and 2013, namely Mauritel; Mattel and Chinguitel. Bidders are required to provide a ‘reasoned opinion’ on the operator’s accounts for each year, and bids need to be submitted by noon 1 December 2011. Full details are available at