Airtel Kenya is undertaking strategic organisational restructuring to improve efficiencies across functions with an aim to enhance customer experience.
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.
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.
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.
MTN Rwanda and Engen have entered into a partnership that will allow motorists pay their fuel using mobile money.
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.
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.
[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.
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.
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.
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.
Mobile telecommunication company MTN Rwanda has unveiled a month long campaign to woo customers to embrace cashless economy through mobile money.
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.
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.
Liquid Telecom received the award in recognition of its outstanding customer support to regional and international carriers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mobile money provider M-BIRR has partnered Total Ethiopia to give customers a platform to pay for fuel, lubricants and even goods through their mobile system. The service is to be rolled out across 15 Total stations in the country.
Spark Venture Fund, the startup investment arm of Safaricom has announced increased funding of mSurvey, a mobile a mobile research platform leveraging SMS and mobile messaging technology to simplify access to on-demand data from the emerging world.
Following her recent visit to Ghana, Cynthia Gordon, the CEO of Millicom Africa has emphasized the remarkable growth opportunities in data and Tigo’s commitment to giving customers access to superior high speed internet services.
As Highway Africa, the continent’s most prestigious annual journalism conference, marks its 20thanniversary, MTN Group is proud to once again collaborate with Rhodes University on the event, which continues to drive conversation and debate around key issues related to the media and ICT on the continent.
The Airtel Uganda managing director Anwar Soussa has appointed Hannington Karuhanga as the telco’s new chairman.
The Kenyan government has announced plans to regulate over the top content providers like You Tube and Netflix arguing that they have been operating in a legal grey area which has posed a threat to consumers and local content providers
The decision by the Central Bank of Kenya to offer outward cash remittances to Safaricom has paid off with the telco reporting a 64 per cent growth on International money transfers in the year ended March
Mobile communication company HALOTEL Tanzania has unveiled a new package dubbed Closed User Group which targets public servants with free calling minutes every day with a view to easing communication
The Ugandan taxman in a bid to bridge the shortfall it is experiencing in tax it collects from the telecommunication industry says it is planning to introduce tax on internet data as it had noticed a considerable drop in revenue collected from excise duty on voice calls. Internet users in the country might start paying higher fares as Uganda Revenue Authority moots a move to slap taxes on internet connectivity.
MTN Uganda in collaboration with The Commercial Bank of Africa has launched a virtual bank account in Uganda allowing customers to save and borrow money using their mobile phone.
Tanzania’s integrated telecommunication service provider VODACOM Tanzania has launched a comprehensive communication solution targeting Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) with a focus on helping the SMEs grow their businesses through technology.
Smile Nigeria has unveiled its latest mobile offering, which has been dubbed by the company as the “Unlimited Premium Plan.”
As the battle for Kenyan mobile money intensifies, Safaricom has poached former Equity Bank Group director of payments Ronald Webb to take over its MPESA unit.
Leading mobile operator in Zanzibar Zantel has announced plans to grow the number of active women base in its mobile money network from the current 27 per cent to 40 per cent as it seeks to empower women through mobile financing
In a bid to enable customers track their parcels in real time, global courier company HL has introduced Motorola TC55 scanner units in 26 countries across Sub Saharan Africa as part of their Global Courier Application deployment.
Airtel has entered into a partnership with National Microfinance Bank, in an agreement that will see Airtel Money agents getting floats from NMB branches across the country in a bid to boost efficiency in mobile money services
British Airways has entered into a strategic agreement with telecommunications giant, Airtel, in a deal that will see customers of both organisations enjoy substantial discounts off tickets purchased in the next few months.
Olleh Rwanda Networks, a wholesome 4G network owned by the Rwandan government and Korea Telecom has rebranded as it seeks to extend its footprints from the country to the rest of Africa
The Uganda government is burning the mid night oil to ensure it sets up regulations that govern e commerce services and create an enabling environment for online businesses as it looks to technology to boost service delivery.
Global telco company Vodacom has launched a new second generation MPESA platform that will be hosted in Tanzania which is meant to make mobile money service faster while reducing downtime.
Tanzania telecom Zantel in partnership with Zanzibar Electricity Corporation, Zeco, have relaunched a service that allows customers to pay their power bills through their mobile phones
Telecom brand of the year, Tigo, has appointed Stephen Essien as the new Director for its enterprise unit, Tigo Business.
Tanzania’s telecommunication service provider Tigo has entered into a partnership with the Ministry of Communications, works and infrastructure to roll out internet access points in secondary schools across the country in an initiative meant to complement the e school project.
Former Safaricom CEO Michael Joseph has been ranked third in the premier edition of ‘Business Insider 100: The Creators’ list by online business platform Business Insider and recognizes the top 100 business visionaries creating value for the world
Telecommunications provider, Broadlink has announced its upgraded network expansion project has begun and already over 40 new high sites are live. This new look network is expanding the capabilities and product performance in new geographic areas with increased capacities.
Ghana’s leading telecommunications service provider, MTN Ghana, has announced the appointments of Asher Khan as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and Eli Hini as General Manager, Mobile Financial Services (MFS).
The battle for the smartphone market in Kenya has intensified with the recent launch by Chinese smartphone maker Gionee Communication Equipment of its flagship phones that are targeting businesspeople and professionals
MasterCard, a leading technology company in the global payments industry, has completed the migration of 2 million Vodafone Cash mobile wallets to its open mobile payments ecosystem, as part of its collaboration with Vodafone Egypt, the largest mobile network operator in the country.
MTN, Ghana’s leading telecommunications service provider, has launched its 4G LTE services commercially in all 10 regions of Ghana, approximately six months after acquiring the 4G LTE 800MHz spectrum license in December last year.
Helios Investment Partners, the majority shareholders of Kenya’s telco Telkom Kenya has announced the appointment of Aldo Mareuse as the its new CEO, in a management restructuring seen as strategic in shaping the mobile service provider’s business model and championing growth.
IHS Holding Limited (“IHS”) has completed the acquisition of Helios Towers Nigeria Limited’s (“HTN”) diversified tower sites throughout Nigeria.
Vodacom Tanzania 4G went live in Dar es Salaam on May 11th 2016. Nokia and Vodacom have once again demonstrated the strong partnership that is linking the two entities in Tanzania since the beginning of mobile telecommunication in the country 16 years ago
MTN employees in Afghanistan will spend the next 21 days establishing a computer lab and painting various schools in Kabul, while their colleagues in Syria will renovate a library and playground of a public school in Damascus.
Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Africa and Asia, in collaboration with Nokia, has won the Global Telecommunication Business (GTB) award for a digital backbone that is driving mobile economy in Africa.
The call centre industry throughout Africa is growing faster than in any other region of the world.
World Telecom Labs (WTL) is asking people from across the telecoms ecosystem to contribute towards 2016’s largest survey about Africa’s Universal Service Funds (USF).
Over the last year, MTN has made remarkable progress in its growth strategy, delivering value to its customers and enabling them to enjoy the benefits of utilising affordable smartphone devices.
At the 26th World Economic Forum on Africa, Huawei shared its vision and insights on the development of the digital economy of Africa.
Tanzania’s digital lifestyle telecom operator, Tigo, is now the leading mobile telephone company with the fastest and widest 4G LTE network in the Tanzania.
Fastest growing telecommunications company, Airtel has partnered with Fidelity Bank, one of Ghana’s leading indigenous banks and Tiaxa, a global leader in Nano credits to launch Airtel Money Bosea.
The African Union’s Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, HE Mrs Elham Mahmood Ahmed Ibrahim, will tell participants at this year’s eLearning Africa conference that sharing infrastructure must be a top priority for African governments.
MTN Group today announced the appointment of Babak Fouladi as Group Executive: Technology and Information Systems.
Safaricom has been awarded Best Multi-Market Communications and Best Microsite for its Capture Kenya campaign, at the first ever African Excellence Awards held recently in Cape Town, South Africa.
MTN SA has appointed Ideshini Isabella Naidoo as the new Chief Customer Experience Officer, effective from 1 May 2016.
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have been recognised as a key sector of local economies, particularly in emerging markets, where formal SMEs contribute up to *45% of total employment and up to *33% of GDP.
Facebook announced at its annual F8 developer conference, held in San Francisco on 12 and 13 April, that the company partnered with many African developers to launch products for the global market.
Kenya Power, through its subsidiary Kenya Power International, and Safaricom Limited, have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see more Kenyans connected to broadband Internet.
Hundreds of women in small-scale oil palm extraction business in the Aboasa-Akwamu of the Eastern region have benefited from an oil palm processing machine.
MTN, telecommunications leader in Cameroon, announces a vast campaign to renew the identification of its subscriber-base. The campaign which will run till June 2016, seeks to confirm the identity of MTN subscribers and identify those who have not yet complied with the registration process.
Vodafone Ghana has appointed its first female Chief Executive Officer Yolanda Zoleka Cuba with effect from 1st May, 2016.
Ericsson has extended its partnership with Airtel Zambia, headquartered in Lusaka, Zambia, with a new contract covering the transformation of Airtel's radio access network (RAN) infrastructure in every major region of Zambia.
Globacom has consolidated the gains it made in 2015 as Nigeria’s preferred network for data services by ramping up a clear lead in the figures for new internet customers so far released for 2016.
Nigeria’s most innovative telecoms operator, Etisalat, has once again highlighted the value of mutually rewarding partnerships with the hosting of an exclusive business conference and gala night for its crème of channel partners
Vodafone Ghana has announced two key Senior Management appointments as it continues to chart a leadership course in innovation and creativity across the Telecommunications landscape.
Urbanisation, mobility, infrastructure, natural resources, telecommunications investments and inter-regional trade are just a few of the untapped opportunities making Africa the last growth frontier.
Amadeus, the global technology investor, today announced a $40m investment in Travelstart in partnership with MTN, Africa’s leading mobile and digital life services operator.
Orange and Bharti Airtel International have signed an agreement leading to Orange’s acquisition of Airtel’s operations in Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone.
Orange, announced it has entered into a firm agreement with Cellcom Telecommunications Limited to acquire, through its subsidiary Orange Côte d’Ivoire, 100% of Cellcom’s Liberia subsidiary, the leading mobile operator* in Liberia, with the strongest market commercial momentum.
Tigo Tanzania in partnership with a local NGO, Reach For Change, have once again announced two winners of the Tigo Digital Changemakers competition.
A study carried out by Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) for the Ghana Telecoms Chamber indicates telecom operators in the country paid a total of GHC1.05 billion in total taxes in 2014 alone
MultiChoice Ghana Limited has partnered with Tigo Ghana to provide consumers and businesses with a real-time electronic payment channel.
MTN and Huawei jointly launched the LampSite indoor coverage Solution at Lakeside Mall east of Johannesburg.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has approved the renewal, and consequent extension of the tenure of MTN’s operating spectrum in the 900MHz and 1800MHz frequency bands
Liquid Telecom Rwanda today announced that its FTTH service is now available to homes and businesses in Kigali
Nigeria’s leading innovative and customer-friendly telecommunication network, Etisalat, has called on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and startup businesses in the country to embrace the electronic commerce model of business to boost their capacity and efficiency.