Airtel Kenya is undertaking strategic organisational restructuring to improve efficiencies across functions with an aim to enhance customer experience.
MTN is Nigeria’s largest telecoms operator, but faced numerous issues with the country’s authorities during the past two years, leading to revelations directors were discussing quitting the market if the “endless hostilities” it faced continued.
An ECOWAS supported telecommunication project has been handed over to Sierra Leone for further implementation as the country seeks to build its telecommunication network after the civil strife.
Telecommunication service provider Bharti Airtel has appointed Rajeev Sethi as the chief commercial officer for its Africa operations.
Nokia and Ooredoo Algeria achieve transmission rate of 1TPS in Africa’s first field trial of new optical technology
Working in partnership, Ooredoo Algeria and Nokia have successfully achieved a ground-breaking transmission speed of 1.2 terabits per second over optical fibre in Africa’s first field trial of innovative optical communications technology.
Despite what looks like economic downturn, investments in the fast growing telecommunications sector have been put at $68b as at July, 2016. Of this figure, $35 billion comes from Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs).
Zimbabwe's second largest mobile-telecommunication company by subscribers, NetOne has appointed George Manyaya as its Public Relations and Special Projects Executive.
Telecommunication company Telkom Kenya has made a raft of changes in its management as part of a broader strategy to strengthen the telcos’ operational and service excellence, drive ongoing growth and technological leadership while aligning the business with its transformation agenda.
Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe sets minimum charges for voice and data
Telecommunication regulator Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) has set floor prices for voice and data for bundled services including promotional packages.
The Economic Court in Egypt issued, on Sunday, a provision requiring Orange Egypt to pay LE49.1 million to the Telecom Egypt (TE) company, in compensation for the losses incurred by TE as a result of Orange connecting calls to Israel.
The use of information and communication technology (ICT) is considered one of the key elements to significantly improve the administration of justice. The rapid development of technology has opened up new opportunities that were unthinkable years ago.
Pan African telecoms group, Liquid Telecom, has received unconditional approval from the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) to acquire 30 per cent stake in South African based converged communication network operator Neotel.
Garmin has partnered with leading operator MTN to launch a range of wearable tech watches in Ghana as the market for wearables continues to grow in Africa.
Zoto, a product of Hedonmark Management Services Limited and Nigeria’s fastest mobile recharge app, announced today that it has become the number one app in Google play store in Nigeria for the shopping category.
Vodacom has launched One Net Business, a cloud-based unified communications solution that converges fixed and mobile telephony services across any device.
Ahead of the festive season travel rush, Vodacom has broadened its international prepaid data roaming footprint from 10 countries to 64.
Starting with the Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Gabon in January 2017, Orange has extended its sponsorship with the Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) to include the 2019 tournament in Cameroon, the 2021 tournament in Ivory Coast and the 2023 tournament in Guinea.
MTN Rwanda and Engen have entered into a partnership that will allow motorists pay their fuel using mobile money.
The Central Bank of Nigeria has said its decision not to allow telecommunication companies lead mobile money model was to protect customers from losing money as it would not be able to regulate the telcos.
Wema Bank Plc and Etisalat Nigeria have partnered to introduce WemaEasySavers, a Tier-1 savings account aimed to ensure financial inclusion for more Nigerians especially the youth.
Mobile service provider Safaricom has announced that it is in discussions with five companies to broaden the availability of M-Pesa services.
MTN Cameroon announces the signature of an Accordion (Tranche C) of a Syndicated Medium Term loan of XAF 60 billion FCFA at the company’s Headquarters in Douala, Littoral Region.
Orange, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, has announced the launch of the Orange brand in Morocco, where it will replace the Méditel brand.
Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has launched the EcoCash Rand Wallet on its mobile money platform to give an alternative currency in the wake of cash shortages prevailing in the market.
[South Africa] Johannesburg startup, Onyx Connect, set to become first manufacturer of smartphones in Africa
A Johannesburg startup is set to become the first company ever to manufacture smartphones in Africa, taking advantage of low costs and growing local demand to build handsets, tablets and other devices based on Google Inc.’s Android system.
Pursuant to the SENS announcement of 31 October 2016, MTN Group is pleased to advise that as part of reviewing and finalising the permanent senior management team, the Company has made further appointments of the following executives:
Orange Group has renewed an agreement for satellite solutions with Intelsat S.A. in Cameroon.
Ecobank Zambia has embarked on a strategic plan to focus on growing its business through innovation and technology as it moves towards embracing the digital platform as the next banking frontier.
The Zimbabwe government has completed the acquisition of Global Telecom Holdings’ (GTH) entire shareholding in Telecel International for $40 million.
The MTN Foundation, first corporate foundation created in Cameroon announces the renewal of its partnership agreement with ASCOVIME (Association of Talents for Better Life) which seeks to reinforce medical assistance provided to the underprivileged.
MTN Ghana has announced it will be launching the first sponsored data service in Ghana in partnership with Datami and Viotech.
Vodacom Tanzania Limited is to issue shares worth up to Sh500 billion in its planned initial public offer (IPO), The Citizen has reliably learnt.
[Uganda] MTN customers can now send money to Rwanda and Kenya with launch of outbound money transfer service
Uganda’s leading mobile service provider MTN has unveiled an outbound mobile money transfer that will see clients now send money across the region primarily Rwanda and Kenya.
Namibia’s telecommunication operator Paratus Telecom has rolled out fibre to the home connectivity becoming the first country in the region.
Kenya’s tier two lender Commercial Bank of Africa has announced plans to replicate its mobile banking service Mshwari to Ivory Coast in the third quarter of next year.
Africa’s largest mobile company has set eyes on more expansion to Iran where it is only starting reap profit, as it seeks to grow its foothold in the world.
Safaricom has announced plans to recruit 62 interns by January 2017 as it progresses its agenda to woo more women to the technology field.
Paratus Telecoms has become the first privately owned Pan-African operator to turn on Fibre to the Home (FTTH) in Namibia. Connected residents in Finkenstein estate, East of Windhoek, will now enjoy this world-class connectivity.
Crystal Telecom has appointed Iza Irame as chief executive officer replacing Vincent Gatete at the helm of the first local private company to list on the Rwanda Stock Exchange. Crystal Telecom is a special purpose vehicle that owns 20 per cent of MTN Rwanda.
Ghana’s mobile financial platform Airtel Money has secured the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification to make the service the most secured for mobile financial services.
Airtel Nigeria in partnership with global development organsation, Human Network International (NHI), has unveiled the 3-2-1 Service – a call-in system that provides free information – ranging from healthcare to good governance – to Nigerians.
MTN Group Executive Chairman, Phuthuma Nhleko, has commended the company’s Nigerian operation, following news that MTN Nigeria has been named the most valued brand in the country.
FibreCo Telecommunications today announced the appointment of Sammy Thamsanqa Mafu as its Business Development Executive.
Gemalto pioneers SIM Reactivation solution to help Ghanaian mobile operators reconnect with lapsed prepaid subscribers
Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, launches the world's first solution for real-time reactivation of dormant SIMs in Ghana.
Telecommunications giant, MTN Nigeria has thrown its weight behind a new cashless initiative, mCASH, launched recently by the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc, NIBSS.
InterCEL+ and Cambridge Broadband Networks build breakthrough Wireless Network to boost Broadband in Guinea
Cambridge Broadband Networks has announced a landmark partnership with InterCEL+, a subsidiary of Expresso Telecoms Group, to build a major wireless network that will distribute high-capacity broadband from the Africa Coast to Europe submarine fibre system to major urban and business regions in Guinea.
Orange and ENGIE have today launched a plan to deploy nearly 1,000 solar kits in Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire and Cameroon. Several villages in rural areas have been identified to participate in the first phase of this pilot program, prior to deployment on a larger scale.
Intracom Telecom, a global telecom systems and solutions vendor, announced today that it has successfully completed the live field trial of StreetNode, its SON (Self Organizing Network) based Point-to-Multipoint platform, implemented by MTN’s South African operation.
Leading South African telecom Vodacom Group has reported flat earnings for the 2016 half year in what it has attributed to currency effects and a one off tax adjustment.
Connectivity and data center solutions provider, MainOne, has announced a service partnership between its Tier III Data Center, MDXi and SAP, leader in enterprise applications for software and software-related service to deliver high-quality cloud and infrastructure operations services for customers running SAP solutions in West Africa.
Light Reading, in partnership with KNect365, has launched a new online community, Connecting Africa, which will track, analyze and report on all the major developments in Africa's communications market, identifying the key trends and talking to the movers and shakers who are transforming the continent.
BICS announced the establishment of a new point-of-presence (PoP) in Nairobi, Kenya, thereby extending the company’s reach in the African region.
MTN Cameroon, leader of telecommunications in Cameroon, announces the signing of a partnership agreement with the Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion Agency (APME), on Friday, 11 November 2016 in Yaounde.
Telecommunication service provider MTN Rwanda has unveiled a mobile money payment platform that uses Near Field Communication in its latest drive to promote cashless economy in the country.
ECONET Wireless has introduced a new thematic data campaign “Smart Data” in a major milestone set to promote internet use and enhance customers’ experience.
French telecom operator Orange is set to take over Morocco’s second largest telco Meditel before year end as Orange seeks to expand its foothold in the North African country.
The board of Telkom Kenya has appointed Sundararaman Pattabiraman as its Chief Finance Officer as the telco seeks to bolster its senior management team following the exit of France Telkom-backed executives.
Kenya's mobile phone operator Safaricom has scrapped charges on money transfers through its M-pesa platform for transactions valued below Ksh 100($1).
The Nigeria Interbank Settlement Scheme, NIBSS in collaboration with all the money deposit banks in Nigeria and the four major telecommunications operators, Etisalat, MTN, Airtel and Globacom, has launched a new mobile money payment solution.
Mobile telecommunication company MTN Rwanda has unveiled a month long campaign to woo customers to embrace cashless economy through mobile money.
MTN Group has become the first mobile operator in the world to deploy and test the open optical packet transport platform, known as Voyager, after joining the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) earlier this year.
South Africa's MTN has named Old Mutual Emerging Markets chief as a new group chief financial officer (CFO), the company said on Monday.
Airtel Money and United Bank for Africa (UBA) have partnered to allow UBA customers seamlessly link their accounts to their Airtel Money wallets.
Power utility company Botswana Power Corporation has partnered with international telecommunication company Liquid Telecom group to form Liquid Telecom Botswana.
Liquid Telecom and Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) have agreed to enter into a joint venture which will create a new telecoms network provider with extensive reach across Botswana.
Ghana’s telcos have implored the Bank of Ghana to review the maximum amount it allows for mobile financial service transactions in the country. The telcos argue that they are sometimes constrained over the current $1200 maximum and moved to request an upward review.
In 21 days, 56 libraries and eight ICT labs were established, 10 classrooms were constructed, and four online learning platforms created, in 22 countries across Africa and the Middle East, by 10 450 volunteers.
One week after it formally launched its 4G LTE nationwide network, national operator, Globacom, has connected eight more cities to the advanced network.
Telecom companies Vodafone Egypt and Etisalat Misr have signed deals to buy fourth-generation (4G) mobile licences, the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) announced on Sunday.
Telecom Egypt is deploying Ciena’s GeoMesh solution and packet-optical platforms for reliable, low-latency connectivity to meet surging demands for high-bandwidth services on its national terrestrial network and submarine links between the Mediterranean and Asia.
New GSMA Report Sees Rise in Mobile Broadband and Smartphone Adoption across Middle East and North Africa
Mobile broadband networks will account for 61 per cent of mobile connections by 2020, up from 41 per cent today, across the diverse Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
For the first time, millions of people can now access exciting new interactive services on any mobile phone via SMS such as group chat and useful internet content without the need for internet.
Liquid Telecom received the award in recognition of its outstanding customer support to regional and international carriers.
In March 2016, IBM opened its first Cloud Data Centre in South Africa, providing cloud services to enterprise clients. Just a month later, SAP announced that it was partnering with South Africa's Dimension Data to launch SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud.
Leading satellite operator, SES, along with its local partner Ecole Supérieure Multinationale des Télécommunications (ESMT) located in Dakar, today announced the launch of the SES ELEVATE satellite installer training course with ESMT.
Nigeria's telecommunications regulator NCC said on Tuesday it has approved a request by internet provider Visafone to transfer its shares to MTN following its takeover by the South African firm.
Nigerian mobile operator, Etisalat, has launched its mobile 4G Long Term Evolution (4G LTE) service.
Alcatel has launched the ALCATEL MOVE Track&Talk watch in South Africa - a wearable, GPS-connected device which allows kids to communicate with pre-approved contacts allowing parents peace of mind.
MTN Group Ltd. plans to sell shares its Ghanaian business as Africa’s largest wireless carrier by sales fulfills a condition related to the allocation of internet spectrum in the country.
Telecommunication giant, Ericsson has unveiled a modern software and hardware products to assist mobile operators in Tanzania boost digital inclusion in the country.
Ingenu Inc.™, the pioneer in delivering connectivity exclusively to machines, and Vula Telematix, a leading provider of network solutions for South Africa’s telecommunications and energy markets, today announced the availability of the Machine Network™ in the Western Cape region of South Africa.
Vodafone and Afrimax Group – a 4G-LTE telecommunications operator in sub-Saharan Africa - today jointly announced a new non-equity Partner Market agreement for Cameroon.
Cell C has announced their new LTE packages. Ideally suited for home, home office and small business environments, Cell C’s five new promotional contract LTE packages offer consumers higher speed data services at the best possible price.
Telecom Egypt, the state fixed-line monopoly, said on Monday it was considering buying more spectrum, weeks after acquiring a fourth-generation (4G) licence that will allow it to directly offer mobile phone services for the first time.
National telecommunications operator, Globacom, is the Diamond Partner of the 2016 World Pension Summit ‘Africa Special’ taking place in Abuja this week.
The CEO of Safaricom Bob Collymore has been named the 2016 International Business Leader of the year for his company’s market innovations and their transformational, socio-economic impact on all segments of society.
TECNO Mobile has recently unveiled its latest offering, the TECNO PHANTOM 5. The PHANTOM 5 features such as 3GB RAM, fingerprint Touch ID and full metal body casing.
Mobile telecommunication operator Telecel yesterday said it is expanding its 3rd Generation (3G) network with 44 new sites already set up, while a further 74 will be rolled out by year-end.
Technology company Intel Corporation has partnered with Airtel Kenya to launch mobile caravan meant to provide digital ICT services to people in rural and peri urban areas in Kenya.
The Acting Director General of The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr Olatunji Vincent has reiterated his sentiment on the commitment of the Nigerian Government that data generated in the country should be hosted within the country.
Nokia wishes to clarify and place on record that it has effected constructive and collaborative engagement with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). As a result, the company's Lagos office has been reopened.
"Digital banking is performing very well in South Africa and in Africa generally, although mobile banking has a greater share of the total in most countries north of South Africa’s borders. There are a number of reasons for mobile’s success, one being the relative lack of infrastructure in Africa."
AfricaCom 2016 | 14-18 November Cape Town | Economic Development And Social Empowerment Through Digital Connectivity
AfricaCom 2016 | 14-18 November Cape Town | Economic Development And Social Empowerment Through Digital Connectivity
Master Power Technologies (MPT) has been selected to design, manufacture and install a new data centre for Tigo Telecommunications in Tanzania. The task included project managing the whole process and managing the building of a new structure for the data centre.
MTN Ghana has said it is paying out some GH¢13.04 million in interest to over 6.2 million Mobile Money customers for the first half of the year.
Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has carried its enlightenment campaign to Jos, Plateau State capital.
The GSMA today announced that all three mobile money providers in Madagascar – Airtel Money, mVola and Orange Money – are rolling out interoperable mobile money services across the entire country.
Orange Egypt has commissioned Nokia to deploy its Subscriber Data Management (SDM) platform to be able to launch new, customized faster services to its subscribers.
Leading mobile service provider Safaricom has announced it is recruiting approximately 600 customer care agents throughout the country by year end, as it seeks to improve its customer care capacity and spread the services to every corner of the country.
MTN Group and MMI Holdings today announced the launch of a micro insurance joint venture, branded aYo. The joint venture will benefit from the scale, combined expertise and market access of both companies, to provide a strong basis to compete in a changing mobile financial services industry.