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[Kenya] Safaricom launches digital solution for farmers
23-06-2017 | 09:32:41
Safaricom has launched Connected Farmer, a mobile and web based service that will help agricultural processing businesses in production planning by opening a communication line with farmers.
Tigo Ghana partners with ONEm to provide SuperSMS to more than 10 million people
23-06-2017 | 09:23:00
London-based Telecommunications Company, ONEm Communications, has picked Tigo Ghana to launch ONEm’s SuperSMS network giving users access to a growing ecosystem of interactive SMS based services.
Safaricom signs M-Pesa ticketing deal with Kenya Railways
22-06-2017 | 11:42:00
Passengers travelling on the Madaraka Express trains between Nairobi to Mombasa will from Wednesday pay their fares via M-Pesa, removing a hurdle that had opened the ticketing business to middlemen.
Safaricom increases Skiza earnings for Kenyan musicians by 36 percent
19-06-2017 | 11:32:00
Safaricom has announced a 36% increase in the amount Kenyan artists will earn for music sold through the SKIZA music platform.
[South Africa] Vodacom Group appoints Jabu Moleketi as Non Executive Chairman
19-06-2017 | 11:21:52
Vodacom Group has announced the appointment of Jabu Moleketi as Non-Executive Chairman and Saki Macozoma as a lead Independent Director with effect from 19 July 2017.
Orange Central African Republic and SES Networks Partner to Reinforce Connectivity in Country
15-06-2017 | 11:15:00
SES and Orange Central African Republic today announced an agreement to provide connectivity services in the Central African Republic.
Orange Digital Investment launches a new investment initiative of €50m devoted to startups in Africa
12-06-2017 | 13:59:00
Orange is strengthening its corporate venture strategy by creating a new Africa section in its flagship programme for investment in start-ups, Orange Digital Ventures.
Djibouti Telecom connects IP network with Hurricane Electric to bring high-speed IP transit to East Africa
12-06-2017 | 13:29:00
East African leading telecom operator, Djibouti Telecom, announced today that it has joined its IP network with Hurricane Electric, the world's largest IPv6-native Internet backbone.
Nigerian Communications Commission wins European Society for Quality Research award
09-06-2017 | 10:50:00
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), for the second consecutive year, has won the European Society for Quality Research (ESQR) award.
[Kenya] Safaricom joins battle against plastics in switch to reusable eco friendly bags
08-06-2017 | 07:58:48
Safaricom has launched eco-friendly carry bags to replace the plastic bags that the company uses in its retail shops.
Telecom Egypt strikes deal with Etisalat for national roaming and international voice
06-06-2017 | 11:02:00
Telecom Egypt has announced a five-year partnership with Etisalat Masr which will see it offer 2G and 3G services in the country from September.
[Kenya] Safaricom introduces 4G+ services, progressing most advanced network in Africa
06-06-2017 | 07:50:00
Kenya’s leading integrated communications firm Safaricom has announced that it has rolled out 4G+ services in major towns on its network, advancing its LTE Advanced (4G) proposition.
Telecom Egypt signs agreement with Etisalat Masr for national roaming
02-06-2017 | 14:15:00
Telecom Egypt and International Voice Services Telecom Egypt, have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a National Roaming and International Voice Services with Etisalat Masr (Egypt).
[Zimbabwe] Telecel to expand coverage network, introduce LTE with $200 million government financing
02-06-2017 | 10:34:00
Telecel is set to expand its network coverage and launch LTE following a government brokered $200 million finance deal.
MTN kicks off employee volunteer programme with call to share knowledge
02-06-2017 | 06:34:00
MTN Group has kicked off a campaign inviting social media users across Africa and the Middle East to join its employees in a virtual call to break down traditional barriers to education, by sharing interesting facts during the company's annual 21 Days of Y'ello Care programme.
Liquid Telecom launches pan African WiFi roaming hub
31-05-2017 | 08:41:00
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has today launched a new Wi-Fi roaming hub that enables operators and ISPs to access its network of public Wi-Fi hotspots across Africa for the first time.
[Rwanda] Telecom Regulator hits MTN with $8.5m fine
30-05-2017 | 09:42:16
Rwanda’s telecom industry regulator has fined MTN Rwanda Rwf7 billion (approx. $8.5 million) for running its IT services outside the country in breach of its license.
[Angola] Movicel picks Sparkle to protect network and grow revenue
30-05-2017 | 07:26:00
The international service arm of TIM Group, Sparkle has been selected by Movicel Angola for its SMS network protection and revenues maximization.
2nd Annual Call Center Conference Africa | 22-24 August 2017 | Nairobi, Kenya
28-05-2017 | 22:55:00
There is a growing desire to digitise African contact centres in order to make them as competitive, cost-efficient and customer-centric as possible. These emerging centres are being designed to exceed the expectations of an increasingly digital African population
[Namibia] MTC clarifies subscription charges spike
26-05-2017 | 12:15:01
MTC recently announced a subscription average increase of 7 per cent on both pre-paid and post-paid.
[Tunisia] 4G Network expansion and fiber optic infrastructure development to drive telecom growth
25-05-2017 | 16:40:00
A new Country Intelligence Report by GlobalData, provides an executive-level overview of the telecommunications market in Tunisia today, with detailed forecasts of key indicators up to 2021.
[South Africa] Vodacom launches digital school management solution to improve education
25-05-2017 | 13:40:16
In April, Vodacom announced that it had been awarded the contract to supply a School Management Solution to the Eastern Cape Department of Education to help with the administration of schools in the province.
Safaricom invests $2 million in Kenya’s first telecommunications lab
25-05-2017 | 06:19:00
Safaricom has announced that it has invested approximately $2 million in a first of its kind telecommunication lab in Kenya.
[Nigeria] Glo records highest data penetration in Q1 of 2017
24-05-2017 | 10:48:40
Globacom has strengthened its position as Nigeria’s preferred data network by recording the highest data penetration among the four major operators in the telecommunications industry.
Safaricom opens regional hub for Eastern Africa
23-05-2017 | 12:54:58
Safaricom has opened its 45th shop in Kitengela town and unveiled its Nairobi East Regional Office as part of its ongoing strategy to increase customer touch points.
[South Africa] Vodacom strikes $2.6B deal for Safaricom stake
23-05-2017 | 11:55:57
Vodacom has announced its agreement to acquire a 34.94 percent stake in Kenya’s Safaricom, the global mobile money pioneer, for R34.6 billion ($2.6B)
Orange expands foothold in Africa with new Liberia brand
19-05-2017 | 12:47:00
Orange, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, has announced the launch of its brand in Liberia. Cellcom Liberia now becomes Orange Liberia.
[Ghana] Tigo Business targets SMEs and public sector with image campaign
18-05-2017 | 15:30:00
Tigo Business, the enterprise arm of CIMG Telecom Brand of the Year, Tigo, is launching its first image campaign and it is doing it ambitiously.
[Kenya] Vodafone transfers a 35 per cent interest in Safaricom to Vodacom
15-05-2017 | 13:58:00
Safaricom Limited has noted the announcement by Vodafone Group Plc regarding the proposed transfer by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Vodafone International Holdings B.V., of part of its indirect interest in Safaricom to Vodacom Group Limited, its sub-Saharan African subsidiary.
Etisalat Nigeria says no deadlock in negotiation with banks
11-05-2017 | 12:01:00
Etisalat Nigeria has reacted to reports claiming that the on-going discussions with its bankers have become stalled or reached a deadlock.
[Mauritius] Smile Telecoms appoints Ahmad Farroukh to its board to lead operations
11-05-2017 | 10:13:00
Smile Telecoms Holdings Ltd, a Pan-African telecommunications group with operations in Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is delighted to announce the appointment of Ahmad Farroukh to its Board as Executive Director, Operations, effective 1 May 2017.
[South Africa] MTN Group signs non-binding preliminary agreement to invest in Iranian Net
09-05-2017 | 06:30:00
MTN Group has signed a non-binding preliminary agreement to invest approximately R540 million into Iranian Fixed Broadband Provider, Iranian Net, for a 49% stake.
TerraPay launches cross border money transfer services in Tanzania
02-05-2017 | 15:09:00
TerraPay, a mobile-first international payment network has announced that it has successfully obtained regulatory approval from the Bank of Tanzania to launch International Money transfer services to mobile wallets in Tanzania.
[Ghana] Tigo and Kwesé TV partner to provide entertainment content on mobile
02-05-2017 | 10:12:52
Tigo, one of Ghana’s leading telecom companies, has partnered with Econet Media’s Kwesé TV, Africa's newest multi-platform Pay TV network, to deliver best-in-class live sports and entertainment to Ghanaian consumers on mobile.
[Cameroon] MTN Business broadens its range of products and services with Office 365 by Microsoft
01-05-2017 | 09:22:00
MTN, telecommunications leader in Cameroon and Microsoft, announce the commercialisation of Office 365 services for enterprises through MTN Business, MTN’s entity dedicated to companies.
Wayne McCauley appointed Chief Operating Officer of Blue Label Telecoms South Africa
27-04-2017 | 14:42:18
Blue Label has announced that Wayne McCauley will be joining the Group as Chief Operating Officer of South Africa, based in Johannesburg. In this new position, Wayne will be responsible for developing, implementing and managing corporate and business strategies. He will report to Mark and Brett Levy, Joint CEO’s of Blue Label.
FAMOCO announces partnership with Orange Cameroon to improve the efficiency of their distribution network
27-04-2017 | 09:33:00
FAMOCO, the leader in secure professional Android devices, announces a major commercial partnership with Orange Cameroon,a strategic choice by Orange to increase the efficiency of its distribution network (reduce fraud, theft and loss of data) and to meet compliance needs.
Nigeria to welcome 4G network after Airtel partners with ZTE
25-04-2017 | 07:55:00
Airtel Networks Limited and ZTE have announced a strategic partnership to launch 4G (fourth generation wireless mobile telecommunications technology) in Nigeria.
[Kenya] Safaricom and Kwesé TV announce video distribution partnership
24-04-2017 | 09:01:00
Telecommunication Safaricom has signed a distribution agreement with Econet Media’s Kwesé TV, Africa's newest multi-platform Pay TV network, to deliver premium video content to Kenyan consumers.
[Nigeria] Globacom prescribes recipes for SMEs’ growth
18-04-2017 | 12:00:00
Nigeria’s fully integrated telecommunications company, Globacom wants small businesses to adopt integrated and flexible communications plan in order to improve their efficiency, cut cost and expand their bottom lines.
Telkom Kenya to replace Orange Money service with new platform
18-04-2017 | 09:53:00
Telkom Kenya plans to replace its mobile money platform Orange Money amidst its continued underperformance in the market.
[Nigeria] NCC Urges Subscribers to Take Advantage of 2442 Code
14-04-2017 | 11:19:00
As part of efforts to educate telecommunications consumers on their rights to quality telecoms services, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said subscribers could stop unsolicited text messages if they send "STOP" to "2442".
[Ghana] Airtel picks Aviat Networks as 2017 supplier partner
13-04-2017 | 13:18:00
Airtel Business in Ghana has named Aviat Networks, Inc., the leading expert in microwave networking solutions,their supplier partner of the year for 2017. This award recognizes Aviat as a key partner in driving and achieving Airtel Ghana's business objectives.
[Tanzania] Tigo launches first of its kind call center
12-04-2017 | 13:22:00
Tanzania’s leading Digital Lifestyle company Tigo has announced the opening of a new state of the art Call Centre, the first of its kind in the country.
[Ghana] MTN partners Uber to offer free ride to subscribers
03-04-2017 | 11:01:00
Ghana’s leading telecommunications service provider, MTN, has announced a partnership agreement with Uber Ghana to offer free rides for MTN customers.
Telecom Egypt appoints Ahmed El Beheiry as new CEO
30-03-2017 | 11:42:53
Telecom Egypt's board has chosen Ahmed El Beheiry as the state-owned landline monopoly's new chief executive officer, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.
Airtel Uganda holds health camp in Kisoro district
28-03-2017 | 09:38:05
Airtel Uganda staff members in partnership with Hind’s Feet Project volunteers and other organizations offered treatment to the sick residents at Nyakabaya Primary School in Nyarusiza.
Ericsson appoints Rutger Reman new President/MD Nigeria
22-03-2017 | 14:10:34
Ericsson has appointed Rutger Reman president and managing director for Ericsson Nigeria.
Orange launches its brand in Burkina Faso strengthening West African foothold
17-03-2017 | 07:00:00
Orange, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, has announced the launch of its brand in Burkina Faso. Less than one year after the closing of the Group’s acquisition of Airtel, together with Orange Côte d’Ivoire, this announcement clearly demonstrates Orange’s ambitions for the West African market.
Three Nigerian banks set to take over Etisalat Nigeria
09-03-2017 | 12:32:00
Despite the intervention of the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) to broker a peaceful resolution between Etisalat Nigeria and a consortium of banks, it appears the effort may not have yielded a truce as the banks are set to take over the telecoms firm.
MTN South Africa changes CEO
09-03-2017 | 11:31:00
The MTN Group advises that Mteto Nyati will be stepping down as the CEO of MTNSA with effect from 13 March 2017. The Company would like to thank Mteto for his role at MTN SA.
Angola Cables to peer at NAPAfrica – Africa’s most connected Internet Exchange
21-02-2017 | 11:16:00
Angola Cables, a leading telecoms operator is expanding its network reach and peering capabilities across the globe. With an aim to become a major IP transit and MPLS player in sub-Saharan Africa, Angola Cables has chosen NAPAfrica as its peering point.
MTN launches MoKash savings, loan service in Rwanda
20-02-2017 | 09:40:00
MTN mobile money subscribers have a new avenue to save and borrow money thanks to a new platform, known as MoKash.
Arsenal Football Club enters partnership with MTN Nigeria
06-02-2017 | 11:00:00
Arsenal Football Club has entered into a partnership with MTN, Nigeria’s largest mobile network operator.
MTN appoints Saim Yaksan Executive for Transformation
06-02-2017 | 09:12:00
MTN Group has appointed Saim Yaksan as Executive for Group Transformation, effective immediately. Yaksan’s appointment follows the launch of MTN’s holistic transformation program, IGNITE, in the third quarter of 2016.