Lack of connectivity is costing Malawi
Study by country’s industry regulator finds that telecommunications could generate an additional US$13m in revenue annually.
Aug 25, 2021
Mar 16, 2020
Malawi leans on USF in rural mobile comms rollout
Industry regulator confirms plans to establish telecommunications towers in latest project.
Feb 18, 2020
Zimbabwe plans US$6-million ICT infrastructure development project
Rollout of shared base stations to bolster connectivity to remote, under-serviced regions.
Jul 24, 2018
Zim pushes shared infrastructure agenda
Telcos agree on model for now as connectivity to rural and underserviced areas takes precedence in local market.
Jul 6, 2018
Senegal slams new tax on telecoms operators
Companies will have to pay 5% of turnover at the end of each quarter.
Jun 14, 2018
Kenya sets aside US$30 million for connectivity projects
USF moves into second phase, initiates open tender on potential service providers.
Aug 10, 2017
How Zimbabwe's USF plans to connect millions side-lined by telcos
Officials to mobilise resources to build an additional 250 sites that will be shared between three main service providers.
May 23, 2017
Kenya's USF to help connect rural population
Community Authority confirms strategy to extend connectivity services to 5.6% population in underserved areas.
Apr 26, 2017
Kenya: telcos secure US$8.3m broadband contract
Education focused project included in Communication Authority's broadband drive.
Dec 9, 2016
Telcos to bankroll Zimbabwe's Health Fund
Finance Minister confirms govt plan to utilise funds to develop e-government platforms and support struggling healthcare services sector.
Sep 9, 2016
Zimbabwe impounds telecom fund for digitalisation
Authorities utilise Universal Services Fund to support state broadcaster's digitalisation program.
May 12, 2016
Zim govt urges youth to focus on software
Authorities set aside US$1 million for software and gaming applications.
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