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.
Avanti Communications and Free in Senegal sign landmark agreement to build and host new HYLAS 4 satellite gateway
Avanti Communications (“Avanti”) and Free in Senegal today announced a five-year partnership agreement under which Free in Senegal will build and host a new satellite gateway in Senegal for Avanti’s HYLAS 4 state-of-the-art Ka-band satellite.
Benya Group announced a strategic partnership agreement to develop its business with R&M, a global leader in cables and integrated communications solutions, as part of its internal and external expansion plan.
Oracle this week revealed plans to establish a new branch of Oracle Labs, Oracle's advanced research arm, at Casanearshore Park in Casablanca Morocco.
Vodacom sees huge growth opportunity in both mobile financial services and the enterprise market in adding Egypt to its portfolio through acquisition of a controlling stake in Vodafone Egypt.
The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) has engaged Lleida.net, to send all its registered electronic communications. The agreement, which takes effect immediately, is part of the company's growing expansion plan in Africa.
Orange successfully launched and priced a Sustainability Bond issue for a total amount of EUR 500 million to finance projects that fully reflect the Group’s ambitions in both the green and social fields.
Safaricom is set to launch commercial operations in Ethiopia within the year. Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa confirmed this while releasing the telco’s Full Year 2021/2022 results released last week.
Tecnotree announced the launch of its digital transformation stack, for enterprise and consumer businesses with MTN Ghana.
The recent entry of the Democratic Republic of Congo to the East African Community has heralded a new economic dispensation expanding the regional market.
Given the economic situation spreading across the globe in the last couple of years, it is with some optimism we can take the modest increase in Nigeria’s GDP.
MTN Group have reached a major milestone in their work to create shared value by achieving, for the first time, Level 1 Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Contributor Status in South Africa.
[Africa Tech Review] Nixon Kanali: Safaricom’s mobile money service M-Pesa revenue hit Ksh.107.69 Billion
According to Safaricom's Full Year 2021/2022 results released this week, M-Pesa revenue grew by 30.3% to hit Ksh. 107.69 Billion making it one of the biggest contributors to Safaricom's net profits.
Community Investment Ventures Holdings (CIVH) has announced that effective 1 May 2022, its two fibre network assets would be managed under a new infrastructure company.
Safaricom M-Pesa revenue grew by 30.3% to hit Ksh. 107.69 Billion. This is according to the telco’s Full Year 2021/2022 results released on Thursday.
MTN Nigeria and Mafab Communications will start the rollout of 5G technologies on August 24. This was announced the Nigerian Communications Commission while issuing final letters of license awards to the two operators.
Seven national organizations and institutions signed exclusive business partnership agreements with Ethio Telecom to distribute Telecom products and services
Ethiopian state-owned operator Ethio Telecom has launched its first 5G base stations in the nation's capital, Addis Ababa.
The variable elements of executive compensation – both short-term incentives (STIs) and long-term incentives (LTIs) – now depend on progress on three ESG goals: reaching Net Zero; enhancing diversity and inclusion; and extending rural broadband.
Flexential, the provider of data center colocation, cloud and connectivity, announced its partnership with Angola Cables, to drive colocation and interconnection options for customers in the Southern and West African markets.
Sitho is currently the Managing Director of Vodacom Tanzania, a position he has held since August 2021.
It has been more than a decade since the significant release of spectrum for mobile broadband services in South Africa. A limitation that has impacted the industry and citizens in measurable ways
Le Cameroun et la République centrafricaine (RCA) veulent finaliser l’interconnexion de leurs réseaux de communications par fibre optique dans le cadre du projet Central Africa Backbone (CAB) avant la fin de cette année.
Africa’s technology communications company Vodacom Group is partnering with AFI under the global network’s public-private dialogue (PPD) platform to advance financial inclusion in Africa.
The National Bank of Angola (BNA) has granted a Payment Service Provider license to Unitel Serviços Financeiros Móveis (SU), SA, at the request of this operator.
Sunline and Huawei have jointly released the Digital Loan One Box Solution, a global contactless solution for financial services.
The regulatory action taken by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to facilitate the listing of MTN Nigeria on the country’s stock exchange market has continued to bring economic gains to Nigeria.
Airtel Tanzania has collaborated with WorldRemit, the global payments company to enable Airtel Money customers to send and receive money directly into their Airtel Money wallets from abroad.
Mukuru and WorldRemit announced a deepening of their existing partnership, with the aim to expand their collaboration for cash remittances into Zambia, South Africa, Mozambique, Malawi and Botswana.
Crown Agents Bank has collaborated with VODACASH SA in the innovating project of enabling international mobile payments in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) through the M-Pesa brand.
The Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) has signed a collaboration agreement with tech-firm Huawei-Kenya that seeks to deepen financial inclusion in the banking sector through further deployment of technology and building fintech capacity.
Orange announced the successful launch of its inaugural Sustainability Bond for a total amount of €500 million to finance projects that fully reflect the Group’s ambitions in both the green and social fields.
Vodacom Group and the SADC Banking Association have signed a memorandum of understanding that will allow the Vodacom Group to join the South African Development Community’s Transactions Cleared on an Immediate Basis (TCIB) payment scheme.
The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) has approved investments this quarter totaling more than $2.1 billion to advance development in emerging markets in Africa, Eastern Europe, Indo-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East.
MTN Rwandacell PLC has released its first quarter results for the period ended 31 March 2022 through the Rwanda Stock Exchange.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), announced grant funding for a feasibility study to expand broadband infrastructure for half a million people in South Africa’s Western Cape province.
ZOL Zimbabwe unveiled its new brand identity, Liquid Home Zimbabwe, to reflect the natural evolution of the well-loved home brand and its much-awaited alignment with the parent brand, Liquid Intelligent Technologies.
Ethiopia's Ethio Telecom has announced a loyalty program it dubbed "Ashamtele", said to enable Ethio Telecom's customers be rewarded for using its services.
MTN Nigeria reported a year-on-year decline of 1.3 million mobile subscribers down to 70.2 million in its Q1 2022 results as it feels the effects of Nigeria's new laws for SIM registration.
Millicom International Cellular S.A. (NASDAQ: TIGO) announces that it has completed the transaction announced for the sale of its operation in Tanzania to a consortium led by Axian, a pan-African group.
MTN Group is pleased to announce further progress in its efforts to drive gender equality by partnering with United Nations (UN) Women and joining the HeForShe Alliance in a drive to enhance its gender efforts.
Alaian is born, it brings together six of the world’s leading telcos including Africa, which will be connected to share expertise on innovation and seek out start-ups where they are present.
Instant loans, sometimes called digital loans, are gaining speed in the country and the telecom sector took some giant steps forward this week.
iSON Xperiences, and financial recovery service provider, Credit Solutions Services (CSS), have partnered to bring tailormade business process outsourcing (BPO) solutions to Africa and across the globe.
Google announced plans to open its first African product development centre in Nairobi. The centre is also Google’s second major research and development investment in Africa after the company set up an AI and research centre in Ghana back in 2019.
L’opérateur public des télécoms camerounais, Camtel, a signé récemment à Dubaï, un partenariat avec ses homologues SudaChad (Tchad) et Sudatel (Soudan) dans le cadre du projet West to East Africa Network Access (We-Africa-Na).
MTN Cameroon et CAMTEL ont signé un accord d'itinérance de réseau national stratégique qui permettra à Camtel d'étendre la couverture 2G/3G et 4G dans les zones de la nation d'Afrique centrale qui ne sont pas actuellement couvertes par son réseau.
MTN Cameroon and state-owned Cameroon Telecommunications (Camtel) have signed a strategic national network roaming agreement which will see Camtel expand 2G/3G and 4G coverage in areas of the Central African nation not currently covered by its network.
The Communications Authority of Kenya has connected 14 sub-locations to mobile network services in West Pokot County, as it seeks to avail communications services to 101 areas across the country
La Guinée succède au Nigeria à la présidence de l'Assemblée des régulateurs des télécommunications d'Afrique de l'Ouest (ARTAO).
Guinea takes over Nigeria as chairman of the West Africa Telecommunications Regulators Assembly (WATRA).
Ethiopia’s Amhara Bank has signed an agreement with Ethio Telecom to use the incumbent operator’s data centres to improve service to customers.
Despite 5G disinformation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, South Africa’s 5G population coverage grew from 0.7% in 2020, to 7.5% in 2021.
Nigerian telco giant, Airtel Nigeria has unveiled its state-of-the-art Tier 3 data centre in Lagos State for commercial use.
“Nigeria is a major landing point for the Equiano cable and the launch of this major milestone is expected to take place in April 2022.″
Mattel is the first mobile operator in Mauritania to have launched the GSM service.
MTN’s Nigeria business has been granted by the Central Bank of Nigeria a licence for MTN's Mobile Money (MoMo) Payment Service Bank in the country.
TOGOCOM, l’opérateur convergent le plus dynamique et le plus innovant au Togo présente sa nouvelle identité de marque et retrace ses accomplissements depuis maintenant plus de 2 ans.
Telkom, Safaricom, and Airtel announced the interoperability of their mobile money service platforms that will see Kenyans from any of the three networks make these payments.
To expand coverage of online and mobile phone services across underserved areas of Kenya and reduce costs for consumers, IFC and Atlas Tower Kenya announced a partnership to support the building of independent telecommunication towers.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: FG targets unidentified sim cards, CBN targets non-compliant banks
Events this week have taken an interesting turn – investors have in the last few days demonstrated a lack of confidence in the banking sector, otherwise known for its resilience in the face of economic instability.
Tecnotree has been chosen for this project by Zain Group, a leading telecom services provider in the Middle East & Africa for its operations in South Sudan.
The Nigerian stock market indicators have shown lately a typical pattern in stock markets – investors stay loyal to the resilient stocks.
Safaricom has partnered with Gulf African Bank to launch Halal Pesa, the first Sharia-compliant mobile and digital financial product.
A new 15,000km submarine cable connecting Asia, Europe and Africa has landed in Mombasa, Kenya. Telkom Kenya and PEACE Cable successfully landed the new undersea fibre cable on Tuesday.
MediaTek, a global fabless semiconductor company powering nearly two billion connected devices every year, launched the Dimensity 700 and Dimensity 1200 chips across the African market.
Nokia has announced it has been solely selected to work with Vodafone on the evolution of the s oftware d efined n etwork manager and c ontroller (SDN- M& C) services for the company ’s multi-access fixed network technology .
Liquid Intelligent Technologies has announced the acquisition of a fibre pair on the Equiano subsea cable, allowing Liquid to transport traffic up to 12 Terabits in Western and Southern Africa.
Customers can access both the Little and Makao M-PESA Mini Apps under the “Discover” option on the M-PESA Super App.
Africa has in the past decade positioned itself as a knowledge economy, with one of the most robust startup ecosystems in the world.
The company seeks to leverage its connectivity and experience to venture into the technology space by expanding its tech solutions in the areas of digital business through cloud computing, cyber security and internet of things (IoT) underpinned by IT consulting services.
MTN Group has announced senior leadership appointments to operating companies in Nigeria, Iran and Sudan, all of them internal candidates, as it focuses on executing its strategy to drive growth.
Phase3 Telecom has announced that it is adopting an innovative, technology-driven, digitized and multilayer approach for security operation network capacity expansion.
The Togolese Republic, CSquared and Google have announced a major digital initiative which includes the arrival of Equiano, a subsea internet cable running from Portugal to South Africa.
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) confirms the successful conclusion of the much-anticipated high-demand radio frequency spectrum auction.
While this fixed-line network was neither efficient nor accessible to much of the population, the war rendered it virtually inoperable.
Vodacom Western Cape has invested over R1 billion in the last financial year to enable more communities in both the Western Cape’s urban and rural areas to reap the benefits of connectivity.
Airtel Nigeria has announced the introduction of ‘Roam Like Home’, a new value offering that will afford customers the opportunity to roam their lines in over 100 popular international destinations.
MTN Group has announced it is reducing shares in MTN Nigeria as it looks to attract new investors to fuel expansion plans.
Driven by its purpose to connect for a better future, Vodacom Group, in partnership with the Department of Basic Education (DBE), has installed its Virtual Classroom Solution at various schools in rural areas across three provinces in the country.
Safaricom, the newest telecom operator in Ethiopia, has signed a five-year lease agreement with state-owned power utility to share dark fiber-optic infrastructure in the Horn of African nation, the first infrastructure deal with Ethiopia.
MTN Group is committed to support a bi-national conference for businesses operating in South Africa and Nigeria during the first visit to its South African headquarters of the chairman of MTN Nigeria, the Group’s biggest operating company.
It's broadly recognised that firms with a greater gender diversity among senior leadership perform better, a view that is supported by existing research.
Kenya's leading telco Safaricom’s mobile money service M-Pesa has crossed 30 million customers using the service every month in Kenya.
Insurance group Jubilee Holdings Limited (JHL), announced it has purchased an additional 10% stake in submarine fibre optic cable project SEACOM, increasing its shareholding in SEACOM from 8.8% to 18.8%.
This development is also designed to amplify Phase3 enterprise value active network deployments for MSMEs, large scale corporates and institutions.
MTN Group reported strong financial, operational and sustainability results in 2021 in a tough macro environment.
Strong operational performance has driven Telecom Egypt’s net profits to an annual increase of 74 percent during the year 2021.
Safaricom has been named among the recipients of the 2022 Zero Project Award. The award recognizes innovative practices and policies aimed at driving inclusion for people with disabilities.
MTN partners with Rakuten Symphony to conduct 4G and 5G OpenRAN trials in South Africa, Nigeria and Liberia
MTN Group and Rakuten Symphony have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to conduct live 4G and 5G OpenRAN Proof of Concept (PoC) trials in South Africa, Nigeria, and Liberia based on Rakuten Communications Platform (RCP).
Airtel Nigeria has announced that customers on its network can now call their loved ones, family members and friends in Ukraine for free and without any conditions attached.
[South Africa] Health Department, Vodacom unveil multimillion-rand cold-chain equipment to boost vaccine storage and delivery
The Department of Health and Vodacom Group are pleased to announce that multimillion rand new cold chain equipment, that is expected to boost Covid-19 vaccine storage and distribution, is currently being distributed around the country.
Airtel Business Africa and Avaya partner to deliver effortless customer experiences across the continent
Airtel Africa B2B provider Airtel Business Africa, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Avaya Holdings to better equip organisations across the continent to deliver effortless customer and employee experiences
With more people across the continent shifting to smartphones, 3G and 4G broadband, M-PESA is today evolving to become a digital financial services provider.
Safaricom has won a prestigious Global Mobile Award (GLOMO) for the M-PESA Super App at the ongoing Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Vodacom has launched Africa’s first Amazon Web Services (AWS) Outposts Innovation Lab in collaboration with AWS and Intel.
Intelsat, operator of the world’s integrated satellite and terrestrial network and provider of inflight connectivity (IFC), has been selected by Orange Mali SA to bring 3G and 4G connectivity to hard-to-reach areas in Mali.