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.
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.
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 has announced a 36% increase in the amount Kenyan artists will earn for music sold through the SKIZA music platform.
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.
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
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
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.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), for the second consecutive year, has won the European Society for Quality Research (ESQR) award.
Safaricom has launched eco-friendly carry bags to replace the plastic bags that the company uses in its retail shops.
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’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 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).
Telecel is set to expand its network coverage and launch LTE following a government brokered $200 million finance deal.
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.
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’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.
The international service arm of TIM Group, Sparkle has been selected by Movicel Angola for its SMS network protection and revenues maximization.
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
MTC recently announced a subscription average increase of 7 per cent on both pre-paid and post-paid.
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.
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 has announced that it has invested approximately $2 million in a first of its kind telecommunication lab in Kenya.
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 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.
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, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, has announced the launch of its brand in Liberia. Cellcom Liberia now becomes Orange Liberia.
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.
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 has reacted to reports claiming that the on-going discussions with its bankers have become stalled or reached a deadlock.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Airtel Networks Limited and ZTE have announced a strategic partnership to launch 4G (fourth generation wireless mobile telecommunications technology) in Nigeria.
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’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 plans to replace its mobile money platform Orange Money amidst its continued underperformance in the market.
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".
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’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’s leading telecommunications service provider, MTN, has announced a partnership agreement with Uber Ghana to offer free rides for MTN customers.
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 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 has appointed Rutger Reman president and managing director for Ericsson Nigeria.
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.
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.
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, 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 mobile money subscribers have a new avenue to save and borrow money thanks to a new platform, known as MoKash.
Arsenal Football Club has entered into a partnership with MTN, Nigeria’s largest mobile network operator.
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.