Category: Regulation


Indian telcos band together on market reform

In a rare show of unity, India’s telecoms operators are lobbying the government for a significant sector reform package that would ease taxes, spectrum payments and other levies.

MTN walks away from Ethiopia despite mobile money permit clause

Ethiopia has formally announced that it will launch the process to award a second new mobile licence later this month, including a permit to offer financial services. But despite the removal of what has been widely seen as a key stumbling block in the liberalisation of the country’s telecoms market, African telco giant MTN is reportedly no longer interested.

Rumours of Vodafone Idea giveaway persist as Birla steps down

Indian billionaire Kumar Mangalam Birla has stepped down as non-executive chairman of Vodafone Idea sending the troubled telco’s shares into freefall as rumours that its main shareholders are prepared to give away their stakes for free continue to swirl.

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