Business Africa Daily reports that Safaricom Ltd. , the Kenyan operator in which Vodafone holds a 40 percent stake, is planning to lay a fiber network in readiness for the "data tsunami," which its CEO believes will crash over Kenya in 12 to 18 months' time.
Ziggo B.V. , the Dutch triple-play provider, saw its first-quarter operating income rise 21.4 percent year-on-year to €105 million ($138.5 million). During the quarter the company, which serves around 3 million households, completed its IPO.
Neelie Kroes, the European Commission 's vice president for the Digital Agenda, used a speech in Lyon on Thursday to underline her belief in the principle of "net neutrality," saying "…I am committed to safeguarding net neutrality. Everyone should have the option of full access to a robust, best-efforts Internet." (See EC Reports on Net Neutrality.)
The CEO of Djezzy GSM , VimpelCom Ltd. (NYSE: VIP)'s Algerian unit which has been at the center of a row between the Russian operator and the Algerian government, is on medical leave, reports Reuters Africa. A VimpelCom spokesperson stressed that Tamer El Mahdy remained the CEO of the company.