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.
The GSMA opened applications for the Innovation Fund for Mobile Internet Adoption and Digital Inclusion.
MTN Group has announced details of its R250 million, approximately $14 million, relief package in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Liquid Telecom has appointed Mark Townsend as CEO of Liquid Telecom Zambia.
Vodacom and Safaricom have completed the acquisition of the M-PESA brand, product development and support services from Vodafone through a newly-created joint venture.
Vodacom and Discovery have partnered to deliver a simple but powerful online healthcare platform for the benefit of all South Africans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vodafone Foundation, Vodafone’s philanthropic arm, is widening the reach of its digital learning platforms that already bring curriculum-based quality education to over a million out-of-school learners across the globe.
Vodacom has cut data prices by up to 40% and will provide free data to access essential services through Vodacom’s zero-rated platform ConnectU with immediate effect.
Safaricom has partnered with Eneza Education, Longhorn Publishers and Viusasa to provide free access to educational content for primary and secondary school students studying from home.
GreenTec has invested in Coliba, an innovative Cote D’Ivoire-based recycling and waste management start-up addressing plastic waste.
Safaricom and the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) have announced a partnership to empower customers on the NSSF Tenant Purchase Scheme make monthly installments through M-PESA.
Smart Africa has launched a continent-wide technology based coordinated impact response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic for Africa.
South Africa’s Small, Medium and Micro Enterprise (SMME) sector is expected to come under even greater pressure as Government puts extraordinary measures in place to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Safaricom has rolled out a partnership with public transport sector players to accept cashless payments through M-PESA in the ongoing battle to combat the spread of the Coronavirus.
MTN Benin has extended its long-term relationship with Ericsson to provide world-class managed services, including Network Operations Center, Field Services in Radio, Core and Transmission in Benin.
5G smartphone upgrades could see nearly a billion used devices enter the market across the globe in 2020.
A report released by the GSMA says that Kenya is making excellent progress to achieve its target of universal broadband coverage by 2030 and there is an opportunity for the government to accelerate the country’s digital transformation.
Working in partnership with the Department of Health, Vodacom has made access to the official South African COVID-19 100% free for customers with a device to access without data or airtime.
MTN Cameroon has announced the suspension of the payment of fees on money transfers between MTN Mobile Money accounts.
[South Africa] VodaLend makes accessing of vital small business funding possible during tough economic times
VodaLend, a product of Vodacom Financial Services, has made accessing of vital small business funding possible during tough economic times in South Africa.
9mobile, has added Kaduna to the list of cities that now enjoy superior quality service, thanks to the expanded coverage of the telco's 4G-LTE service in the historic city.
MTN has confirmed that regulatory approvals have now been received for the disposal of its stake in ATC Ghana.
As South Africans continue to face challenges around precautionary measures to minimise the risk of spread of the COVID-19 virus, Standard Bank is encouraging customers to consider digital banking as a preferred option.
Nigeria's smartphone market grew 5.3% quarter on quarter in Q4 2019, according to the latest figures from global technology and consulting services firm International Data Corporation (IDC).
In support of Kenya’s efforts to respond to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Amref Health Africa has partnered with the Ministry of Health to improve surveillance, early detection and track the spread of the disease.
Africell, the US-owned mobile network operator with more than 12 million customers in four African countries has announced the completion of a significant group reorganization.
[Kenya] CBK sets emergency measures to facilitate mobile money transactions, reduce COVID-19 transmission
The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), following a consultation with Payment Service Providers (PSPs), has announced a set of measures that will facilitate increased use of mobile money transactions instead of cash.
With 10 million subscribers being 49.5% market share and a turnover of nearly 219 billion FCFA, the leader of the Electronic Communications sector in Cameroon returns to growth in 2019, after four years of sharp decline.
The impending launch of a universal QR Code will accelerate the pace of making Ghana a cash-lite society in the near future, the Vice President of the Republic, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has predicted.
Given the global COVID-19 outbreak, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and partners have decided to postpone the dates for the upcoming World Information Society (WSIS) Forum as well as the AI for Good Global Summit
Zain Group has published its annual thought leadership report, this year entitled, “The Circular Economy: Embedding Sustainable Solutions in a bid to Save the Planet.”
A new mobile App to facilitate and advance digital training of health workers in Africa has been launched by Amref Health Africa’s Institute of Capacity Development in collaboration with the Elsevier and Dioraphte Foundations.
MTN Group has announced an encouraging set of results for the year ended 31 December 2019 and that group president and CEO would be stepping down from his role at the end of his contract in March 2021.
[south Africa] Communications, Digital Technologies welcomes Vodacom, Competition Commission agreement to reduce data prices
Communications & Digital Technologies Ministry and ICASA welcomes steps taken by the Competition Commission to facilitate data prices reduction at the retail level of the market.
Blue Label Telecoms has launched a new non-profit organisation (NPO) that aims to partner with social entrepreneurs and other NPOs to drive large-scale socioeconomic development across South Africa.
Orange Digital Ventures Africa has announces its latest investment on the African continent by leading the $1.5m seed investment round in Youverify.
After securing approval last summer from the "Bank Al Maghrib", Orange Morocco has launched of Orange Money in the kingdom.
Vodacom's National Security team in partnership with South African Police Services (SAPS) led to the arrest of suspects belonging to one of the largest syndicates behind battery theft in South Africa.
[South Africa] R2.7 billion boost for customers as Vodacom cuts data prices, launches free data service
Vodacom South Africa will introduce a range of initiatives that will result in R2.7 billion in additional savings for customers.
Nigeria could derive huge socio-economic benefits from the commercial deployment of 5G Networks, Nigerian Communications Commission said during a panel discussion hosted by the Commission at Social Media Week Lagos.
MTN Zambia has introduced a wide range of new and digital products and services for its customers in Zambia.
South Africa's Vodacom Business has upgraded its intelligent WI-FI offering to support the new Wi-Fi 6 standards.
Safaricom has introduced its artificial intelligence (AI) Chatbot assistant to popular messaging service WhatsApp.
Safaricom has unveiled revamped PostPay plans that will offer customers bundled voice, data and SMS with no-expiry
African telco operators face a landmark five-year period as they strive to reimagine their business models and build new capabilities that will ensure their future success.
At least 2,500 learners in Tana River County are expected to acquire literacy and numeracy skills from an Accelerated Learning Programme (ALP) by Safaricom Foundation and ZiziAfrique.
An online business networking platform aimed at connecting 50 million women entrepreneurs across Africa has been launched.
Orange will be the first telco to adopt the ground-breaking O3b mPOWER, SES’s next-generation Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite communications system.
MTN, the provider of mobile telecommunications services across Africa and the Middle East, has selected Tecnotree as the strategic partner for its Digital Transformation journey.
Liquid Telecom Rwanda, part of the pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has launched Liquid Home, affordable super-fast broadband.
Ghana’s telecom operator AirtelTigo has launched new “Unlimited Call Bundles” to make life even simpler for its customers
Safaricom has joined the Valuable 500, a movement that brings together CEO’s responsible for huge organisations to put disability inclusion on the global business leadership agenda.
Telecom Egypt recorded consolidated profits of LE 4.4 billion during 2019, compared to LE 3.3 billion during 2018, marking an increase of 33.35 percent.
Airtel recently reported the financial results of its African operations, for the period ending December 2019. Here key insights from the numbers:
Zamtel has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Zambia Railways (ZRL) to provide ZRL with Integrated Communication Solutions including voice and data.