[South Africa] Vodacom invests R450 million to strengthen network connectivity for customers in Mpumalanga province
This significant investment includes deploying more sites in urban, township and rural areas and increasing network capacity and resilience, particularly during load shedding.
Liquid Dataport enters into a strategic partnership with VIPNET in Côte d’Ivoire for digital transformation
Liquid Dataport enters into a strategic partnership with VIPNET in Côte d’Ivoire accelerating economic growth through digital transformation.
The Phoenix solution marks a significant step forward in the telecom industry, with the potential to revolutionise networking and connectivity across Africa and beyond
Chapel Hill Denham’s Nigeria Infrastructure Debt Fund has agreed to provide long-term financing to Tizeti Network Limited, West Africa’s pioneer solar-based internet service provider.
With a worldwide community of over 551 million monthly active listeners, including 220 million subscribers, Spotify provides a wide range of African and international artists with a library including over 82 million tracks.
Vodacom partners with World Wide Fund for Nature to develop AI early warning system to protect marine animals
Vodacom South Africa and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) South Africa have teamed up to pilot solutions to safeguard marine mammals against entanglements.
Kenyans will from March next year enjoy lower calling rates after the Communication Authority (CA) slashed the country’s Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs) and Fixed Termination Rates (FTRs).
Vodacom Group continues to grow its pan-African customer base of 196.2 million people through finding innovative ways to keep customers connected via land, sky and sea.
In assuming this role, Patrick will drive MTN's Fintech business in Côte d'Ivoire, marking a significant milestone in the company's expansion.
American Tower Corporation's Africa operations (ATC Africa,) and MTN Nigeria, have announced that they have entered into a new agreement that is expected to enhance wireless connectivity across Nigeria.
Private equity firm RMB Corvest, in partnership with BEE investment vehicle Shalamuka Capital, has acquired a minority stake in Switch Telecom, a Voice over Internet Protocol (“VoIP”) telecommunications service provider.
Safaricom has recorded a strong growth in profitability for the six months to 30th September 2023 with the Kenyan business hitting a double-digit growth in Net income to close at 10.9% to KES41.6 billion.
Airtel Kenya has revealed plans to roll out an additional 100 5G sites across the country before the end of the year. The rollout of the new 5G sites will increase from 180 wards to 221 wards and, from 15 counties to 32 counties.
He will drive Liquid C2's growth, innovation and strategy in the cloud and cyber security business. Oswald was the CEO of Vaya Technologies (Vaya), one of the business units of Cassava Technologies.
Airtel Money Kenya has today reduced its Paybill, bulk payment and wallet-to-bank charges as it seeks to drive affordability for its customers.
The new offering, in partnership with Old Mutual Finance, a registered credit provider, gives customers and non-customers alike convenient access to a personal loan of up to R250 000.
New counties where 5G is now present in select towns include Bomet, Busia, Isiolo, Kitui, Mandera, Migori, Tharaka-Nithi, Trans Nzoia, Homa Bay, West Pokot, Embu, Kirinyaga, Muranga and Turkana.
EU and Finnfund to mobilise more than €1 billion of sustainable investments in digital infrastructure
EU and Finnfund launch the Africa Connected Programme to mobilise more than €1 billion of sustainable investments in digital infrastructure.
According to a recent survey by PWC, 90% of South African telco customers who were surveyed in 2022 expressed dissatisfaction with the level of service they received.
The Kenya Government has entered into an agreement with Huawei Technologies that will see the two parties collaborate on the development of the country’s ICT infrastructure, promote the digitization of various sectors of the country.
Airtel Africa’s Group CEO, Segun Ogunsanya has challenged the telecommunications industry in Africa to leverage emerging technologies to enable all people in the continent to connect, engage and transact with the rest of the world.
One of the largest South African credit bureaus Experian has partnered with MTN's cross-industry Application Programming Interface (API) marketplace Chenosis to leverage data to drive financial inclusion in the country.
The Group will retain its primary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), and its issued share capital will be unaffected by the additional listing on A2X.
Vodacom Group says will trade as a secondary listing on the A2X Stock Exchange at market open on Thursday, 26 October 2023. Holders of Vodacom Group's ordinary shares can be traded on A2X from the date of listing.
Airtel Africa has today launched the most affordable 4G smartphone in Rwanda. The smartphone will be available for $16.5 (20,000 Rwandan Francs) with users having the option to pay a $0.8 monthly fee for it.
MediaTek, the global fabless semiconductor giant responsible for powering nearly two billion connected devices annually, has unveiled a strategic partnership with Airtel Nigeria, a telecommunications leader, aimed at enhancing mobile connectivity across Nigeria.
MTN Xlerator is MTN South Africa’s enterprise supplier development (ESD) programme that plans to increase MTN’s procurement spend by R4 billion over two years with 51% black-owned SMMEs.
Safaricom has launched Safaricom Hook, a new platform that seeks to empower the youth by leveraging the power of technology.
Colocation is a viable solution to this issue for several reasons: it meets the exacting requirements of the IT team, makes clear cost-saving sense, and opens up greener ways of hosting and processing data.
Over 400,000 users are accessing county services through MyCounty app in the 11 counties that are currently onboarded. These include Nairobi, Makueni, Kitui, Busia, Samburu, Bomet, Narok, Kilifi, Uasin Gishu, Kajiado and Elgeyo Marakwet.
This initiative aims to redefine customer care for MTN’s subscribers by leveraging cloud-native solutions and advanced AI capabilities to drive customer-centric innovation and operational excellence.
WATT Renewable Corporation (WATT), an independently owned provider of hybrid solar solutions, has been chosen by leading telecommunications services company, Airtel, to deliver over 32MW installed capacity of solar PV and storage across Nigeria.
[South Africa] Vodacom KwaZulu-Natal invests over R1 billion to improve network connectivity for customers
Vodacom KwaZulu-Natal is investing over R1 billion this financial year into the region’s network to increase capacity and resilience and accelerate access to connectivity throughout the province, particularly in deep rural areas.
Le groupe panafricain AXIAN annonce la nomination d’Erwan Gelebart en tant que CEO de son pôle Open Innovation & Fintech.
Safaricom has partnered with Signs Media to host the assistALL mini app, which provides on-demand sign language interpretation services, within the M-PESA App in a bid to foster inclusivity and accessibility for Kenyans with hearing impairment.
The more dominant telcos will continue to take advantage of this growth by leveraging technology to develop innovative new revenue streams and business models.
Telecom Egypt, Egypt's first integrated telecom operator and one of the largest subsea cables operators in the region, has launched its new WeConnect ecosystem, providing agile access to Egypt's extensive subsea cable infrastructure.
The new lab will be located in Dubai, UAE, and will help to drive regional innovation and accelerate the adoption of new technologies such as AI/ML for network automation and optimization in the region
Safaricom has joined the UN Global Compact’s Forward Faster initiative that aims to accelerate private sector action to deliver on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and meet the 2030 Agenda.
The simplified value proposition brings convenience for customers and is designed to transform the way they experience their mobile contracts
Axian confirme ses engagements pour devenir le champion d’un ecosysteme plus inclusif et innovant en Afrique
Axian confirme ses engagements pour devenir le champion d’un ecosysteme plus inclusif et innovant en Afrique avec la publication de son troisieme rapport impact.
Angola Cables has announced the appointment of Sudhir Juggernath as CEO of TelCables South Africa. Sudhir will be responsible for the development and expansion of TelCables operations within the Southern and East African regions.
MTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN Nigeria) has announced that the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has approved the transfer and assignment of the 10MHz frequency division duplex (FDD) in the 2.6GHz spectrum band from OpenSkys Services Limited to MTN Nigeria.
TelCables Nigeria to showcase its connectivity solutions International Telecoms Week in Africa in Nairobi
Commercial and retail ICT and connectivity solutions provider Telcables Nigeria, a subsidiary of Angola Cables, will be participating in the inaugural International Telecoms Week Africa 2023 (ITW) taking place from 12 to 14 September in Nairobi, Kenya.
The on-site training will be hosted at 19 Schools of Excellence across the country, with virtual training accessible to all female learners who meet the criteria.
Safaricom has introduced two new neon smartphones to Lipa Mdogo Mdogo as it continues to enable Kenyans to access the internet through smartphones that they can pay-as-they-use on a daily or weekly basis.
In addition to adding capacity to the nation’s power grid, this agreement - a Vodacom innovation which has been co-developed with Eskom - will also play a significant role in moving Vodacom closer to its goal of sourcing 100% of its electricity demand from renewable energy sources by 2025.
Opera, global web innovator, is launching its free data campaign in Ethiopia. Partnering with Safaricom – which recently entered the Ethiopian market – the move follows Opera’s strategy of fostering increased internet access across the African continent.
For governments and regulators interested in bridging the digital divide in their countries it should be a priority that the frequencies needed for 5G FWA are released quickly and in an affordable way.
In her new role, she will be responsible for setting the strategic direction for the management of Sustainability and Shared Value and the work of our foundations across MTN Group markets.
[South Africa] Vodacom Western Cape invests R570 million to enhance network connectivity for customers
Of this investment, R470 million is allocated to improve the quality, capacity and reach of the broadband network infrastructure in urban and rural areas.
With this, Tata Communications is harnessing the potential of 5G to help reimagine mobility experiences for mobile network operators benefitting their consumers, and enterprise customers.
By posing challenging questions and devising creative solutions to problems, service delivery management teams (SDM) play a noteworthy role in promoting cohesion within the telecommunications sector.
MAZIV, the parent company of Vumatel and Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) has announced the appointment of Junaid Munshi as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).
Ten more counties have taken up MyCounty App, an all-in-one app experience for all county services that empowers citizens to seamlessly pay for county government services and engage county leadership.
Safaricom has finally launched its mobile money service M-PESA in Ethiopia. The service went live on Wednesday three months after receiving the Payment Instrument Issuer License from the National Bank of Ethiopia.
Kenya’s second-largest telco Airtel has also announced that it has received approval from the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) to increase the daily transaction limits for its customers.
MAZIV, the parent company for fibre infrastructure providers Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) and Vumatel, has announced a new significant investment to upgrade their overall network footprint and infrastructure.
Kenya’s leading telco Safaricom is set to increase M-PESA daily transaction limits to KSh. 500,000 following approval from the Central Bank of Kenya. The higher account limit will be effective from Tuesday 15th August 2023 for all M-PESA customers.
In the first half of 2023, MTN Group delivered resilient results, advanced its strategy by partnering with Mastercard on the MTN fintech business, and progressed plans to exit Afghanistan.
Liquid Intelligent Technologies has announced the launch of the Gaborone Metro Ring, a high-capacity, high-speed, and secure telecommunication network that will empower local businesses, providing a huge boost to Botswana’s economic growth.
Community Investment Ventures Holdings (CIVH) and Maziv have responded to recommendations by the South African Competition Commission to block the proposed acquisition of a strategic stake in Maziv by Vodacom.
In a statement, Safaricom said Joseph was resigning to focus on “other ventures” including his current role as Chairman of Kenya Airways and being a director in various organizations.
Airtel Africa and Mastercard announced the launch of a new cross-border remittance service that will enable Airtel subscribers across 14 African markets to send and receive money safely and securely, with speed and certainty.
As Safaricom Ethiopia prepares to launch M-Pesa in the country, the telco has now announced a Mobile Banking and Agency Partnership with Hibret Bank, one of the country’s leading banks.
MTN Group has launched its Open API Hackathon, inviting developers from multiple markets to participate in creating innovative mobile applications that utilize the MTN Mobile Money APIs for their respective markets.
These significant developments, approved at Safaricom’s 15th Annual General Meeting (AGM), represent a momentous step towards supporting tech entrepreneurs, fostering innovation, and fortifying Safaricom's role as a key enabler of the Kenyan tech community.
Airtel Africa, l’un des principaux fournisseurs de services de télécommunications et d’argent mobile, présent dans quatorze pays d’Afrique, a commencé au Nigéria à déployer le réseau 5G pour offrir une expérience améliorée à ses clients.
AXIAN Telecom a signé un accord pour acquérir une participation supplémentaire de 40 % dans son entreprise commune au Sénégal ("Free in Senegal").
Sonatel a commencé à se préparer pour la 5G dès 2020. En décembre 2021, la société a confirmé sa capacité à fournir l’ultra haut débit avec un second test réussi de la technologie. De plus, Orange, un des principaux actionnaires de Sonatel, a ouvert un laboratoire 5G au Sénégal en juillet 2022.
Bboxx, a data-driven super platform, and MTN Rwandacell PLC, a subsidiary of MTN Group, Africa's mobile network operator, have announced a transformational new strategic partnership aimed at widening access to smartphones across Rwanda and accelerating the country's digital agenda.
MainOne, entered the Ghana market in 2010 with the goal of supporting the digitization of the country and providing quality telecommunications services to enterprises.
Avanti Communications (“Avanti”) has been named the market-leading high-throughput satellite capacity partner in sub-Saharan Africa for the second year running.
This significant investment into the network will help the region expand connectivity in deep rural areas and townships that had no connectivity before. This will enable hundreds of thousands of people to participate in the digital economy for the first time.
Liquid Dataport, a business of Liquid Intelligent Technologies, a pan-African technology group, has announced plans to expand its fibre backbone to connect Luanda, Angola and Lusaka, Zambia directly.
Huawei has set its sights on the unfolding future of online connectivity that is characterized by smart homes, smart manufacturing and smart urban transportation with the new 50G Passive Optical Networking technology (50G PON).
Safaricom’s M-PESA super app has surpassed three million users up from 1.2 million in April 2023. Safaricom revealed this on Thursday while announcing two new additional services two the app.
Airtel Kenya has officially become the second operator to launch 5G network after Safaricom. Launched on Tuesday, the telco noted that over 370 of its 5G sites are now live in 16 counties and 180 wards nationwide.
The partnership spearheaded by the JRA and facilitated through a Service Level Agreement (SLA) will leverage electricity sourced from Vodacom's adjacent buildings to power traffic lights.
Safaricom, East African Breweries PLC and Vivo have announced a partnership to launch The Bar and Shell apps on the M-PESA Super App.
The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Umar Danbatta, has said the investment profile in the nation’s telecommunications sector now stands at 75.6 billion as of 2021.
SMA Intelligence has released new insights in a report "Green is good for business: making the financial case in telecoms." The second instalment in a three-part series on sustainability, the report, produced in partnership with Huawei, shows that by investing in greener technologies, telecom operators can boost their financial bottom line.
The percentage of telecom contribution to GDP was calculated from 46 distinct sectors of the economy, which constitute telecom and information services baskets.
Kenya's leading telco Safaricom has partnered with Vesen and Anga to draw more movie goers through a dedicated M-PESA Mini App.
[Column] Rami Osman: 5G as a catalyst for economic opportunities and innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa
Over the past two decades, mobile telecommunications has transformed the face of Sub-Saharan Africa, integrating hundreds of millions of people into the digital economy and creating a new industry worth billions of dollars a year.
Safaricom has announced the appointment of Wim Vanhelleputte as the new CEO for its Ethiopia business unit effective September 1. His appointment comes just a week after the telco announced the exit of Anwar Soussa, who had been holding the position for two years.
This means that users with selected eSIM-enabled smartphones will be able to connect to the Vodacom network and enjoy the benefits, capabilities, and flexibility that an eSIM provides.
As of March 2023, the fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) market extended into 5.24 million reported homes with the various fibre network operators (FNOs) adopting different marketing strategies for their FTTH offerings.
After being appointed to lead the Safaricom-Led consortium operations in Ethiopia in July 2021, Anwar Soussa now leaving the company.
Airtel Kenya is seeking to expand its network coverage by adding 349 new sites by the close of the year. The company notes that an additional 300 sites are also in the pipeline as it seeks to meet the growing demand for data services in the country.
To boost broadband access in Africa and increase the availability of IT services for SMEs, IFC has partnered with a digital infrastructure and IT services company, SEACOM, to grow its broadband cable network and cloud-based product offering in sub-Saharan Africa.
Ethiopia, one of the fastest-growing economies in Africa, is becoming a promising destination for telecom firms looking to expand their business operations.
Flagship telecommunications project to bring affordable, reliable internet and mobile services to millions more in Ethiopia
[Column] Liban Gaashaan: Unleashing the power of telecoms in Ethiopia: Winning strategies for new entrants
As a new entrant, building a viable business in Ethiopia requires a carefully planned and executed strategy. In this article we will discuss effective strategies for new entrant telecom firms to build viable businesses in Ethiopia.
Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia has close to 3 million customers and built a distributor network of over 114 outlets.
This first partnership between IFC, MIGA, Vodafone, Vodacom, Safaricom, Sumitomo Corporation, and British International Investment in Ethiopia addresses the World Bank Group's core mandate to help countries end poverty and meet their citizens' demands for services including digital connectivity.
Huawei Technologies has called for a collective adoption of the 2.6 GHz as the dedicated spectrum with the most cost-effective 4G Fixed Wireless Access for home broadband service to scale up the current low penetration rate.
With a wealth of experience in the financial services industry, including a 12-year tenure as a CEO in the banking and fintech space, Mudassar brings with him a deep understanding of banking regulation, lending, payments, and platform strategy.
Building on the successes of prior years, the 2023 campaign underlines MTN's enduring commitment to instigating positive change within the communities it serves.
Angola Cables et Orange ont conclu un accord de partage des infrastructures sur le réseau Ouest-Africain de Djoliba.