Fugro has begun its shallow water campaign for the ''2Africa'' subsea fibre-optic cable project which, once installed, will connect 23 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Europe.
Safaricom board has appointed Michael Joseph as the next Chairman of Safaricom’s Board of Directors following the retirement of current chairman Mr. Nicholas Nganga after serving for 16 years on the Board.
Orange and Google Cloud announced a strategic partnership to accelerate the transformation of Orange’s IT infrastructure and the development of future cloud services, in particular edge computing.
Clydestone Ghana, a leading payments system and fintech solutions provider has partnered with Thales, a global leader in digital identities and security to provide TheOne authentication as a service platform.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Visa have announced a strategic partnership that aims to jointly support small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the economies where the EBRD operates.
Tizeti, West Africa’s pioneer solar-based internet service provider announced the successful upgrade of its core network infrastructure capacity to 100Gbps, in line with its focus on accelerating access to affordable broadband connectivity.
Safaricom customers can now access a brand new 4G-enabled smartphone by paying as low as Kshs.20 daily for the devices.
IHS Netherlands Holdco B.V. affiliates INT Towers Limited, IHS Nigeria Limited and IHS Towers NG Limited have reached agreement with MTN Nigeria to expand the scope of the current service contract.
Infinera announced that Orange deployed spectrum capacity with Infinera’s submarine solution on its MainOne submarine cable, a new network built to provide large-scale international capacity.
Airtel Africa, a leading provider of telecommunications and mobile money services in 14 countries across sub-Saharan Africa, is scaling up its operations with WorldRemit, the global digital money transfer service.
Vodacom has collaborated with Google to offer a worry-free experience for its Android smartphone subscribers when accessing the Google Play Store.
Temenos, the banking software company, announced that Orange Bank Africa has gone live with cloud-native Temenos Transact delivered as SaaS.
Orange, a major telecoms provider in Africa and the Middle East, and NSIA, a player in bancassurance, have launched Orange Bank Africa in Abidjan and Côte d'Ivoire.
The Nigerian Communications Commissions (NCC) has reiterated its committed to the creation of an enabling environment for competition among operators in the industry:
Vodacom Business Africa has extended its footprint by providing connectivity to partners and clients in 12 new countries in the Middle East region.
[South Africa] Vodacom Financial Services to create new easy-to-use app with Alipay as technology provider
Vodacom Financial Services has announced a technology partnership with Alipay to bring inclusive mobile solutions to South African consumers and merchants through innovative digital technologies.
Africa is recognized as one of the most important emerging markets for online business, and with internet penetration lacking behind many parts of the world in recent decades, the continent is beginning to catch up.
Safaricom has extended free access to digital education content for primary and secondary school students to 8th September 2020 following the extended closure of learning institutions.
Without a doubt, Africa is one of the world’s fastest-growing economic hubs. Crucial to this rate of development is the ability to meet the demand for key infrastructure.
KaiOS Technologies and Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, the country’s largest mobile network operator with the broadest data network, have launched the Atom 3G phone.
Nigeria's national telecommunications operator Globacom has slashed international call tariffs by as much as 55% to help its subscribers stay in touch with their loved ones abroad at a much more affordable cost.
Safaricom has partnered with UNESCO, and Eneza Education to implement a digital mentorship programme for high school students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has created a Digital Economy Department principally responsible for implementing programmes and policies aimed at fully supporting and promoting the national digital economy agenda.
Vodacom Business has partnered with Cloudflare to provide businesses of all sizes, faster, more secure and reliable website services.
Aviat Networks, Inc. has announced that Safaricom, the largest telecom company in Kenya, has selected Aviat's WTM 4800 multi-band radio platform for 5G backhaul.
The World Bank approved a $100 million International Development Association which includes $50 million credit and $50 million grant to help Niger implement an ambitious program to use digital infrastructure.
Orange Egypt, provider of integrated telecommunications services has been ranked the first in the speed of data services for almost a year since the inception of issuing the NTRA’s monthly report on the quality of communications network services.
Communications service providers can now tap the full potential of 5G New Radio (NR) technology with the commercial availability of Ericsson Standalone 5G NR software for 5G mid- and low bands.
Uganda’s real gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2020 is projected to be between 0.4 and 1.7% compared to 5.6% in 2019, according to the latest edition of the Uganda Economic Update released by the World Bank.
Telkom and Loon have announced the availability of mobile Internet service via the Loon technology to Kenyans, starting July 2020.
Safaricom has announced the launched of an Android TV Box as part of a strategy to bring its Home Fibre service to more homes.
Orange Egypt has announced its cooperation with TABIBI clinics to avail the necessary health support to Orange customers.
Konnect Africa, a subsidiary of Eutelsat Communications has proposed to offer broadband internet connection to isolation centers to fight against Covid-19 in Sokoto, a north-western state in Nigeria.
Tanzania Vodacom customers to transfer and receive funds from across more than 200 countries worldwide
Tanzania’s leading mobile money service provider Vodacom M-Pesa announced the expansion of its International Money Transfer service portfolio and Vodacom customers will now transfer and receive funds from across more than 200 countries.
Telma Madagascar has switched on its 5G commercial network to offer subscribers high-speed services enabled by the new generation of mobile connectivity and powered by Ericsson, the 5G network is now live in multiple cities in Madagascar.
Communications service provider MTN has gone live with Ericsson-powered commercial 5G in the South African cities of Bloemfontein and Port Elizabeth.
The Eastern Africa National Networks of AIDS and Health Service Organizations (EANNASO) announced the launch of its East Africa Wananchi Digital Health Platform (AFYA).
MTN Group has announced the appointment of new chief executive officers for two of its West African operations, MTN Cameroon and MTN Benin.
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has announced that it is providing its multi-award-winning managed VSAT connectivity services to mbora, a pioneering new social enterprise in Malawi.
MTN Group has reached a significant milestone by recording 100 million active data users on its networks across Africa and the Middle East.
Following the March announcement by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) of measures to facilitate increased use of mobile money transactions instead of cash, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, CBK has reviewed its implementation.
Vodacom Business and Microsoft South Africa have partnered to provide access to continuous, connected digital learning for South Africa's education institutions.
Over 600 million mobile subscribers in Africa to benefit from first of its kind digital health platform
Newly launched Africa Communication and Information Platform for Health and Economic Action (ACIP) has the capability of reaching between 600 million and 800 million mobile subscribers in Africa.
Safaricom has partnered with Radio Africa Group and Mediamax to enable customers purchase The Star and People Daily e-Papers for KES 10 per issue.
Safaricom launched the Lipa Na M-PESA Business smartphone app for more than 170,000 merchants on the service.
The World Bank approved $500 million Financial and Digital Inclusion Development Policy Financing (DPF) program, which will support key policy reforms to promote an enabling environment for digital transformation in Morocco.
300 students who have been shortlisted for Safaricom Foundation’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme are set to begin online classes this June.
The spread of COVID-19 has touched every part of Africa. Governments’ lockdown restrictions to limit the spread of the virus have meant many people have felt isolated from their friends, families and colleagues.
The spread of COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of mobile financial services, which are increasingly being recognised as a tool to mitigate the use of cash in a world fighting the highly contagious virus.
MainOne has partnered with AWALE to support the Crisis Cell of the Ivoirian Government in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are living in testing times and for telecoms operators, the COVID-19 pandemic is throwing up challenge after challenge, ranging from a major mismatch between network configuration and the new traffic patterns.
Vodacom has launched the Alcatel 2019G phone series which comes standard with a large keypad and simple user interface with big icons, ideal for those with low vision as well as the elderly.
Safaricom and Google have announced plans to leverage their digital and data capability to enable Kenyans access the wide collection of entertainment, education, sports and news content available on YouTube.
9mobile, has announced the appointment of seasoned telecoms expert, Alan Sinfield as the substantive Chief Executive Officer of the company.
Gilat Telecom has announced that its VSAT services are now available in every country in Africa offering significant advantages over other domestic and international connectivity providers.
The East African Community (EAC) Partner States have adopted the EAC Regional Electronic Cargo and Drivers Tracking System that will be hosted at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.
Vodacom Group announces that it has achieved the highest BBBEE contributor score of Level 1.
For the third time in a row, Dangote has emerged as the most admired African brand, of African continent origin, by consumers, paired with the telecommunication giant, MTN.
Vodacom has become the first telco globally to zero-rate the lifesaving addressing technology, what3words, for its more than 43 million subscribers across South Africa.
Asia-Africa-Europe-1 Consortium deploys Infinera to double capacity on intercontinental cable system
Infinera announced that Asia-Africa-Europe-1 Consortium (AAE-1) has completed a significant upgrade with Infinera to boost capacity on its subsea network connecting East Asia to Europe via Egypt.
Sanda Ojiambo, Safaricom’s Head of Sustainable Business and Social Impact has been appointed as the Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.
MTN remains the ‘Most Admired African Brand’ based on spontaneous consumer responses in Brand Africa 100: Africa’s Best Brands 2020 survey.
AdaptiveMobile Security makes internet safer, supports MTN’s partnership with Internet Watch Foundation
In its continued efforts to protect mobile networks and their subscribers from all global mobile security threats, AdaptiveMobile Security is supporting MTN with their latest Child Online Protection programme.
Vodacom Group has simplified its structure following the recent expansion of its African portfolio and accelerated growth ambitions on the continent, including financial and digital services.
The United Nations launched ‘Verified’, an initiative to combat the growing scourge of COVID-19 misinformation by increasing the volume and reach of trusted, accurate information.
Pan African Financial group, UBA, has invested in cutting edge technology in a bid to boost its overall service offering to customers a development that has shown its unalloyed commitment to establishing its dominance across Africa.
HPS, a leading multinational provider of payment solutions announces it has completed the modernisation of Absa’s African Operations outside of South Africa (ARO) acquiring payments infrastructure journey.
The Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate 2018-2019 Sustainability Progress Report has highlighted how Cargill is using technology to connect every dot in the cocoa supply.
In response to how the global COVID-19 Pandemic has disrupted education and learning around the world, Ericsson has joined the UNESCO-led Global Education Coalition and launched Ericsson Educate.
As businesses across the country start returning to work, the safety of employees and customers is of paramount importance; Vodacom has created specific digital solutions to support businesses as they navigate their return to work.
Telkom Kenya customers will now have convenient and subsidised access to medical consultations through its partnership with Valentis Health, a doctor-founded healthcare service providing telemedicine.
China Mobile International, Facebook, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, stc, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and WIOCC announced that they will partner to build 2Africa, which will be the most comprehensive subsea cable.
Alphabet’s Loon and Vodacom have signed a deal to use Loon’s balloon-powered internet solution to expand the Vodacom network in Mozambique.
Egypt’s economy will slow sharply this year because of the impact of the coronavirus, but will avoid a recession, according to the latest forecast by the EBRD.
As part of the company’s future-forward strategy and goal of reducing the barrier to entry for all its customers bidorbuy has partnered with Huawei to migrate the bidorbuy app to the Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) platform.
Vubiquity has announced that it will become a premium content supplier and exclusive content curator for Airtel Africa.
Vodacom Business has partnered with Accenture to broaden its Digital Transformation Smart Service Offering through Cloud, Security and Analytics capabilities.
Sudan’s national fibre optic backbone and international fibre connections have placed its telecommunication infrastructure among the regional frontrunners.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) in partnership with Vodacom has launched its next wave of data centres in South Africa.
DFA has become the first telecommunications provider in 10 years to be granted an operating licence by the Postal and Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe.
Temenos, Microsoft partner to offer fast access to AI-driven Temenos Financial Crime Mitigation SaaS Solution
Temenos, announced a joint effort with Microsoft to enable access to its AI-powered, Financial Crime Mitigation SaaS solution to allow banks protect both their customers and organization from financial crime increase during the pandemic.
Liquid Telecom Zambia is supporting the Ministry of Health with free internet connectivity at COVID-19 quarantine centres.
Liquid Telecom has connected Kibabii virtual school in Bungoma County to its high capacity fibre network with the latest digital and collaboration tools to enhance remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Acting Communications and Digital Technologies Minister has signed and gazetted directions allowing electronic communication services and network services, advertising agencies, film and television production companies to resume operations.
Safaricom will provide communication resources equivalent to 195 terabytes of data, 10 million voice call minutes and 33 million SMSs to critical Government healthcare workers for the next three months.
[South Africa] Vodacom launches Africa’s first live 5G network, supports both mobile and fixed wireless services
Vodacom has switched on Africa’s first live 5G mobile network in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town, with further rollouts planned to other parts of the country.
Worldwide smartphone shipments decreased 11.7% year over year (YOY) in the first quarter of 2020, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker.
Huawei Marine Networks (HMN) announced the kick-off of Senegal Horn of Africa Regional Express (SHARE) Cable, the first high-capacity direct link from the African continent to the offshore islands of Cape Verde.
Oxfam International, together with over 100 NGOs, activists, and academics, raised an alarm regarding the plummeting Somali remittances amid the COVID-19 crisis.
In a move to reach more businesses digitally, Vodacom has launched Fast Forward Series on Video Play, a Video streaming service available via the web browser or downloadable app.
Manufacturing, logistical supply chain constraints inhibit vendors' capacity to address high demand for mobile PC devices in EMEA, IDC
The Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) traditional PC market declined YoY in 20202Q1 and totaled 16.4 million units, according to International Data Corporation (IDC).
About 1.5 million more South Africans will from 1 May return to work as government begins to lift a fraction of COVID-19 lockdown regulations.
A hi-tech monitoring and evaluation process has been put in place to assess complaints and reports from the media, the public and other sectors of society, with the ability to take down fake news items on a range of platforms.
Tigo Tanzania, has launched a service that allows all Tigo Pesa customers to send and receive cash on their mobile money wallets from M-PESA in Kenya, MTN in Uganda and MTN and Airtel in Rwanda.
MTN has been awarded the most valuable telecom brand in Africa in a recent annual report by Brand Finance, an independent brand valuation consultancy.
The Standard Bank South Africa has launched a chatbot on WhatsApp to keep its customers up to date with its services, debt relief offerings and other important information relevant during this COVID-19 period.
Vodacom has partnered with the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) to zero-rate its uFiling website.
[South Africa] Vodacom to spend over R500 million in two months, add network capacity during national state of disaster
Vodacom South Africa will spend over R500 million over a two-month period to add network capacity and increase network resilience during the lockdown period and to help cope with any possible load shedding.
Telkom Kenya has launched a customized and reliable mobile data solution for the students, members of faculty and staff of the University of Nairobi.
Ghana has launced GH COVID-19 Tracker, an app that will be used to track COVID-19 cases in the country.