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MTN secures Afghan unit sale for $35m

MTN secures Afghan unit sale for $35m

MTN Group accepted a US$35 million offer for its Afghanistan operation to finalise its exit from Middle Eastern markets, as it reported revenue growth in its latest financial results.

Malaysia and Thailand join Google’s cloud regions

Malaysia and Thailand join Google’s cloud regions

To meet what it describes as growing demand for cloud services in Asia-Pacific, Google has announced plans to bring new Google Cloud regions to Malaysia, Thailand and New Zealand. This is addition to similar plans for Berlin, Dammam, Doha, Mexico, Tel Aviv and Turin announced in July.

Ethio Telecom unveils financial services

Ethio Telecom preps financial services

State-owned Ethio Telecom released three new mobile financial services, a move to remain competitive against Safaricom which recently set up a base in the formerly closed-off Ethiopian market.

Botswana revenue service signs product-tracking deal

Botswana revenue service signs product-tracking deal

The Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS) has signed a ten-year contract with authentication solutions company Authentix, under the terms of which Authentix will provide a marketplace governance programme to BURS for the digital marking and tracking of tobacco and alcohol products.

PLDT plans Philippines 3G shutdown

PLDT plans Philippines 3G shutdown

Philippines-based integrated telecommunications giant PLDT has been in the news recently after announcing plans to close down its 3G network. It has also announced the activation of a trans-Pacific cable system.

Safaricom chair Joseph takes on Ethiopian role

Safaricom chair Joseph takes on Ethiopian role

In a fascinating development very close to the launch of its new venture in Ethiopia, Kenya’s Safaricom has announced that current chairman of the board Michael Joseph has stepped down to lead the company’s Ethiopian campaign.

PayPal block upsets Indonesian users

PayPal block upsets Indonesian users

Indonesia’s new licensing law faced an unexpected issue on Saturday after the Indonesian communication ministry blocked PayPal due to its failure to meet a deadline under new licensing rules.

Vodafone to sell off Ghana unit

Vodafone to sell off Ghana unit

Vodafone Group has reportedly agreed to sell off a majority stake in its Ghana unit to rival Telecel Group, a move to refocus on key markets, Bloomberg reported.

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