Boosting Education, Jobs, Social, Health, Safety & Security, Government, and Small, Medium, and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMME) pillars, ConnectU is helping millions of South Africans, with Jobs, Health and Education ranking as the top three visited pillars for users.
Orange and Netskope partner on carrier-class connectivity and SSE services for a secure, cloud-smart platform
Orange Business Services, a global network-native digital services company, Orange Cyberdefense, a leading cybersecurity services provider, and Netskope, a leader in secure access service edge (SASE), are partnering to deliver a new SSE (Security Service Edge) solution embedded into the Orange Telco Cloud Platform.
MTN Nigeria launches Metamorphose in partnership with Tecnotree to enhance digital presence for consumers
Tecnotree, a Finnish global provider of digital transformation solutions for Communication Service Providers (CSPs) and Digital Service Providers (DSPs), has partnered with MTN Nigeria on a new initiative - Metamorphose.
SmarTek21 expands AI IntelliTek platform in South Africa to streamline health, telecom and education sectors
US West Coast Headquartered SmarTek21, a global pioneer in AI-enabled solutions, announced it has joined forces with Regional Partners AI Intelligent Technologies of South Africa to lead the healthcare, telecommunications and education transformation.
Fatima re-joins MTN from Samsung Electronics, where she held the role of Head of Africa Disputes, for the past six years.
The bulk of the capex will be used to modernise the existing radio network, construct new deep rural towers, and enhance transmission, including increasing fibre rollout and improving backup power.
Avanti Communications and Turksat partner to deliver extensive combined Ka-band coverage across Africa
Avanti Communications (Avanti), the provider of high throughput satellite capacity across EMEA announced a new 5-year partnership with Turkish communications satellite operator, Turksat, to deliver extensive combined Ka-band coverage across Africa and Middle East.
MTN Cameroon launched a brand campaign profiling MTN Business – the ICT leader in Africa, which aims to be a trusted partner to businesses in their digital evolution and ultimately achieve #BusinessDoneBetter across the continent.
Orange Côte d’ivoire inaugure son Orange 5G Lab, dédié aux entreprises, aux start-ups et aux professionnels du numérique.
IFC’s investments in digital infrastructure hit new record, bridge connectivity gaps in emerging markets
For the second year in a row, IFC investments in the telecommunications, media, and technology sector surpassed the $1 billion mark, totaling $1.3 billion and representing a five-fold increase in digital infrastructure commitments over the past five years.
Available to customers in all countries with Liquid operations, existing and potential AWS customers can access their Direct Connect services straight.
Le Groupe Sonatel renforce son dispositif technique mis en place pour le bon déroulement des communications et renouvelle son soutien au comité d’organisation pour la réussite du Grand Magal de Touba édition 2022.
Six Rwanda startup companies have been selected to receive $100,000 (approx. Rwf100 million) as part of Google funding initiative for African tech companies.
At the beginning of the year, the Communications Authority (CA) reinforced its push to have mobile users register their sim cards with their respective service providers.
At end-December 2021, the Holdco leverage was 1.0x. The improvement in the first half of 2022 to 0.8x was boosted by the repatriation of R9.4 billion in cash from our operating companies
In his role, Christian will be responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining the long-term growth and commercial strategy for Digital in MTN.
After announcing plans to launch commercial operations in Ethiopia within the year, Safaricom has now started large-scale customer pilot of its network in Dire Dawa.
MTN Rwanda announced the launch of MTN Unicall, a new product that is set to streamline the integration of enterprise communication services under the Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) product umbrella.
This service is launching soon after MTN Rwanda’s announcement that it would be launching a device financing initiative in partnership with Bank of Kigali, offering customers the opportunity to buy brand new smartphones on credit.
Safaricom on Wednesday announced the appointment of Cynthia Karuri-Kropac as its Chief Enterprise Business Officer effective 1st September 2022.
MTN Nigeria has launched 5G network in 190 sites across seven cities in the country. This initial installation of the high-speed network was launched in the cities of Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Ibadan, Kano, Owerri, and Maiduguri.
Optical fibers are the Internet's core and enable the immense communication of people, devices, and computers from just a few meters away like in data centers and campuses to massive distances spanning continents and oceans.
Dr. Halilu Ahmad Shaba, has called for more public-private partnerships for effective implementation of the Nigerian space programme, as well as to enhance the capabilities of the Space Agency in service delivery.
Nokia today announced that it has successfully piloted its 4G and 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) network slicing with mobile operator, Safaricom on its live commercial network.
Telkom Business announces the launch of Telkom Lend, to enable small businesses to apply online for funding and get an answer within 24 hours.
The five-year agreement, which extends until the end of 2027, will ensure that Telecom Egypt continues to provide high-quality voice and data mobile network coverage to its customers nation-wide.
Increasing competition within the broadband market, multi-access edge computing and private cellular networks, and the demand for cybersecurity risk management in the 5G era are gaining momentum in telecommunications.
With 60% of the African population residing in rural areas, there is an enormous opportunity to connect people in rural communities and villages. In Morocco, a third of the population lives in rural areas.
Acumatica, the cloud ERP company, has provided SEACOM, the Pan-African telecommunications provider, with the tools necessary to realise its ambitious growth plans and deliver high-speed internet connectivity around the world.
The Communications Authority (CA) has issued new guidelines requiring telecommunication companies to give credit rebates to customers in case of network outages.
MTN Group reported a resilient performance in the first half of 2022, balancing an accelerated investment into its networks, reducing the cost to communicate and the delivery of solid financial results.
SEACOM and British Telecommunications team up to deliver enterprise communications services in Africa
SEACOM and BT announced a strategic alliance which will help SEACOM further secure its own infrastructure and deliver new networking, security and communications solutions to enterprise customers in Africa.
MNOs specifically play an important role especially when it comes to the transmission of results from the polling stations to the IEBC national tallying centre.
The MTRs and FTRs will now be reduced from KSh. 0.99 to KSh. 0.58. This will be a revised interim rate that the CA will bring into effect for a period of 12 months starting August 1, 2022.
Vodafone is reportedly selling its operations in Ghana to Telecel Group according to insiders who sought anonymity.
Forward looking regulatory policies to unlock the potential of digital economy in Africa, Vodacom policy paper
The paper highlights that one of the keys to unlocking Africa’s digital economic growth, and resulting digital financial inclusion, is to create an enabling regulatory environment that supports the secure flow of data between jurisdictions.
Nokia today announced that Orange Egypt has opted to modernize its existing Nokia SDM solution to support the operator’s subscriber growth over the next five years.
MIGA has issued guarantees covering a $200 million investment into companies providing digital financial services under the Airtel Money brand in 12 African countries.
Technology sector players have launched a Digital Talent Program that is aimed at developing digital skills in the market by taking a sustainable approach to create a healthy digital talent pipeline.
Ericsson has announced the appointment of Hossam Kandeel as Vice President and Head of Global Customer Unit MTN and Customer Unit MTN Africa effective 21 July 2022.
Despite telecommunications being considered a building block for a digitally transformed world, many operators and businesses in the sector struggle to modernise their legacy applications effectively.
Safaricom recently hosted a two-day summit forum for industry and other related stakeholders to showcase new technology and emerging trends while bringing together a community for Kenyan engineers.
Telkom and Airtel customers in Kenya can now make direct mobile money payments to an M-PESA Pay Bill Number. The three telcos launched the interoperability for the pay-bill service on Friday.
MTN Group’s Mobile Money Application Interface (API) is inviting developers across several markets to participate in an Open API Hackathon, with a challenge to create a mobile application that uses MoMo APIs for use in their markets.
[Kenya] Telkom completes first phase of Mobile 4G/LTE Network Expansion at the Coast and Lower Eastern Regions
Telkom Kenya has completed the Coast and Lower Eastern phase of its countrywide Mobile 4G/LTE Network expansion, covering Mombasa, Kilifi, Kwale, Lamu, and Taita/Taveta, as well as Makueni, Machakos, Kitui, and Kajiado Counties.
[South Africa] Vodacom to spend over R500 million to accelerate access to connectivity in Western Cape
This investment into the network will help the region expand connectivity in urban, deep rural areas and townships that had no or poor connectivity before and enable more communities to reap the benefits of highly reliable internet connectivity.
Safaricom is planning to launch the first phase of its Ethiopia network rollout next month.
MTN Cameroon announced the adoption of a new data analytics and AI platform to drive its digital transformation plans.
A Kenyan team from Kenyatta University has won the first prize in the Innovation Category of the Huawei 6th Global ICT competition held on 5 July.
MTN Rwandacell PLC (MTN Rwanda) has joined Rwanda Development Bank’s (BRD) Cana Challenge campaign by donating Ten million Rwandan Francs that will connect seven hundred (700) underserved families to green energy in Gicumbi District.
Mr. Malhotra takes over from Mr. Prasanta Das Sarma who is moving to a new role as the Fiber Company CEO for Airtel Africa.
MTN Cameroon annonce la nomination de Mitwa Ng’ambi comme nouveau Directeur Général.
MTN Cameroon is pleased to announce the appointment of Mitwa Ng’ambi as the new CEO of MTN Cameroon.
MTN Uganda has appointed Sylvia Mulinge as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective October 1, 2022.
To support the accelerated execution of our Ambition 2025 strategy, MTN Group is pleased to announce the appointment of new CEOs for operations in Cameroon, Rwanda and Uganda effective 1 September 2022.
MTN Group today released the second instalment of its brand refresh with the ‘Voice’ brand film that highlights how a simple ingredient of life, in this case your voice, can impact and change the way people see the world, and inspire progress.
Pan-African venture capital fund Launch Africa Ventures this week announced the close of its $36.3 million fund, which it has primarily used to invest in B2B and B2B2C startups across Africa
Nigeria’s inflation as of the month of May stood at 17.71%, but economists are now predicting just a month later a new figure we can expect at the end of this year.
Telkom Kenya and Buy-Now-Pay-Later company Lipa Later have announced device financing that will make it easier for Kenyans to purchase smart mobile devices.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has appointed Reuben Muoka, a journalist and consummate public relations practitioner, as the new Director of Public Affairs (DPA).
“MOUNT PR” signed a MoU with “Rowad 2030”, a project of the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, to support start-up companies and entrepreneurs through “Start-up Clinics”.
Get-A-Gig was launched as an extension of Vodacom’s recently revamped NXT LVL (pronounced next level), a platform aimed to address the challenges faced by young people.
Oracle and Vodafone, the largest pan-European and African technology communications company announced a strategic partnership to modernize the operator’s European IT infrastructure and accelerate its transition to the cloud.
Liquid Intelligent Technologies renouvelle le contrat d'APO Group en tant qu'agence de relations publiques panafricaine
APO Group a le plaisir d'annoncer le renouvellement de son contrat avec Cassava Technologies et Liquid Intelligent Technologies (Liquid), un groupe technologique panafricain de premier plan.
Telkom Kenya has launched the Changa Bundle to enable Kenyans to share data, minutes, voice and SMSs.
Premium smartphone brand TECNO announced the renewal of its partnership with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to support its Refugee Scholarships Programme DAFI (Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative).
Hassanein Hiridjee, CEO d’Axian, a reçu le prix du CEO de l’année à l’occasion de l’Africa CEO Forum, rendez-vous annuel du Secteur Privé Africain. Ce prix reconnaît le CEO ayant le plus marqué l’année en Afrique en incarnant la vitalité du secteur des affaires et du développement sur le continent.
Safaricom has announced the return of Nyakua 100% Data Bonus, a campaign which was unveiled earlier this year for customers to enjoy 100% bonus data upon attaining their daily data targets.
Huawei's total number of 5G Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) has made the company maintain the patenting pole position globally, according to Clarivate, a leading global IP consultancy, and analytics firm.
MTN Group announced the appointment of Riaan Wessels as Chief Risk Officer, Fintech, effective 1 July 2022.
Intracom Telecom announced the supply and deployment of its Fixed Wireless Access ecosystem, the WiBAS Point-to-MultiPoint (PtMP) and the uniMS platform, by the operating company of one of the largest mines in the world, located in Africa.
The platform is which is aimed at both African patients and doctors and provides access to several services such as online appointment booking, payment for remote consultations by the diaspora, digitized medical records and teleconsultations.
According to a recent GSMA report , mid-band 5G will generate a $13 billion contribution to GDP in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2030. The rollout of 5G will help usher in the fourth industrial revolution and drive economic growth.
Les démonstrations sélectionnées, principalement axées sur le rôle de la 5G pour permettre une société plus intelligente, comprennent : Music Connect, la télémédecine avec une ambulance connectée, les véhicules connectés et les maisons intelligentes utilisant l’accès fixe sans fil.
The achievement is the result of Vodacom’s unwavering commitment to the ideals of B-BBEE, aimed at attaining economic transformation for historically disadvantaged people.
The world has already witnessed the remarkable force of Fintech in Africa, powered by mobile money. In 2020 the continent’s transaction volume of mobile money was US$2.75 billion with 161 million active accounts.
Orange Maroc s’engage à investir 5,69 milliards de dirhams pour renforcer ses infrastructures télécoms
Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa has refuted claims that the telco is planning to kill its reverse call service. The CEO made this clarification following online reports that the service will be abolished from Safaricom’s network.
The telecom industry this week recorded a peculiar development – the massive registration of Nigerian SIM card holders.
Airtel Kenya, a subsidiary of Airtel Africa, has reiterated its commitment to promoting the recycling of electronic waste across the firm by building awareness among staff and partners, as well as providing safe disposal mechanisms.
The telecommunications sector continues to build digital infrastructure but the margins are increasingly coming under pressure because it is capital intensive to erect masts or lay fibre underground.
TECNO introduces TECNO Wallet to provide digital financial support firstly to its CAMON series users
The TECNO brand of smartphones enjoys a leading market share on the African continent, and this move demonstrates its expansion to a global audience and new premium segments.
SIM and IoT solutions provider Workz has been identified as one of the top five eSIM platform providers in the world for the second year running despite increased market competition.
Le Groupe Axian investit dans Disruptech Egypt Fund I,un fonds Egyptien qui soutient les start-ups de la fintech.
MTN Rwandacell Chief Executive Officer with Ericsson’s Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and Head of Strategy on the side lines of the annual Broadband Commission meeting where they discussed their long-term partnership.
[East Africa Business Week] Bob Koigi: Region bets on $91.5 million budget to drive economic integration
This week, the East African Community has tabled before the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) the budget estimates for the 2022/2023 Financial Year totaling $91.5 million.
The M-PESA GlobalPay Visa Virtual Card will be exclusive for international, online payments outside the country to protect customers from incurring forex conversion costs on local online payments billed in Kenya Shillings.
MTN Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Goodrich as Executive for Banktech in our Group Fintech team.
The NNPC has an approximated value of 50 trillion naira. With oil and gas infrastructure in Nigeria constantly plagued by mischief and vandalism, an ECOWAS expert has profferred a very interesting solution to this persisting problem
International calling app Talk360 has secured $4 million in funding as it prepares to launch a new pan-African payment platform in mid-2022.
IHS Holding (IHS Towers), has completed the acquisition of 5,701 towers in South Africa from Mobile Telephone Networks Proprietary Limited, one of the leading mobile telecommunications operators in South Africa.
MTN Group announced the appointment of Tumi Chamayou as Group Executive, Enterprise Business Unit (GEBU), effective 1 June 2022.
Botswana's capital city of Gaborone will soon have a new fiber network in its Central Business District (CBD), after three years of planning by Paratus Botswana.
Orange's Middle East and Africa (OMEA) division has a new leader, with Jérôme Hénique taking over as CEO on July 1, 2022.
UK-based telco BT and pan-African mobile operator MTN have announced a collaboration that will see customers across Africa benefiting from cloud-based security and communications services.
Avanti Communications et Free au Sénégal ont annoncé avoir signé un accord de partenariat d’une durée de cinq ans, au cours desquels Free Sénégal construira et hébergera une nouvelle passerelle satellite pour le satellite de pointe HYLAS 4 en bande Ka d’Avanti, au Sénégal.
MTN Group, with operations in 17 countries across Africa, has been ranked the number one African brand and among the top 10 brands on the continent in the annual Brand Africa 100 survey.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Telecoms slide into banking, Central Bank ups interest rates
The last few days have shown us developments and setbacks, statistics that show growth on the one hand and room for improvement on the other.
[South Africa] BT and MTN Business form strategic alliance to enhance communications services in Africa
BT and MTN Business announced a strategic alliance which will offer world class security and communications services to business customers across Africa.
Global smartphone brand realme, defied international supply chain disruptions to make it to the list of top 5 handset makers with record shipments to Africa.