The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) tendered for a replacement to the existing national RA system.
There was plenty of evidence that Ericsson paid bribes to secure business in the East African state of Djibouti. However, Swedish prosecutors still failed to prove their case.
Global Voice Group dominates traffic monitoring in Africa, but Zimbabwe’s curbs on mobile money will interfere with their roadmap.
Ericsson and Vonage have given themselves another 3 months to close their deal whilst US authorities are clearly taking a close look at further revelations about Ericsson wrongdoing.
The US will punish unethical business activities around the world when others turn a blind eye but the need for semiconductors means the failings of Samsung will be excused.
South Korean operator KT has a history of corruption scandals, reflecting a certain attitude to doing business.
Swedish prosecutors have announced they are investigating Ericsson’s activities in Iraq, including suspected payments to Islamic State.
The actions and inaction of two more senior Swedish telecoms execs are analyzed in the second part of this series on corruption.
The first part in a series about holding telecoms bosses accountable for corruption features the stories of Kurt Hellström and Carl-Henric Svanberg, two former CEOs at Ericsson.
Suspicion surrounds Ericsson because promises to be ‘transparent’ about corrupt business practices have so obviously been broken.