Vodacom Tanzania and Britam Insurance have inked a partnership deal that will see the former issuing third party motor vehicle insurance cover to its over 15 million clients.
Proposed new measures by the African Telecommunications Union and Ericsson set to expand Africa’s ICT space
African countries and telecommunications stakeholders have today launched the first set of ATU spectrum recommendations that focus on transforming Africa into a knowledge economy.
A number of African telcos already starting to roll out this fifth-generation technology standard for broadband cellular networks in the different countries they operate in.
Audiomack partners with MTN Nigeria to offer music streaming service to subscribers at zero data cost
Audiomack has partnered with MTN Nigeria to unveil the Audiomack+MTN Data Bundle program , which offers MTN subscribers tailored data bundles for streaming unlimited music and accessing content on Audiomack free of data charges.
Developing nations have arguably surpassed their developed counterparts in benefiting from the rapid deployment of mobile technology.
Airtel Africa, a provider of telecommunications and mobile money services has announced the successful signing of a new $500 million loan facility with a group of relationship banks.
This announcement follows the approval by the Capital Market Authority (CMA) and the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) of MTN Rwanda’s listing by introduction.
Airtel Money has now been included on Zambia's Government Services Bus (Zamportal), a platform for public electronic services provided by the Government.
[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Twitter Opens First African Office in Ghana to Tap Fast-Growing Market
Twitter announced that it's finally coming to Africa. The microblogging site announced on Monday that it was opening a new office in Ghana, which it said was in line with its growth strategy.
Telkom Kenya has partnered with The National Youth Council of Kenya (NYCK) to develop a youth-focused digital wallet to boost financial inclusion among the youth, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Telecommunication company Safaricom has partnered with Nakuru County to improve health services for over 100,000 people through an integrated electronic medical records program named Afya Moja.
The roll-out of mVacciNation, developed by Mezzanine, a member of the Vodacom Group, is the first project in a public-private partnership that has been formed between Vodacom Group and AUDA-NEPAD.
MTN has released a statement on the negotiations that derailed the suspension and restoration of digital banking services earlier this month.
Telkom Kenya and the Standard Group have partnered to enable customers access the Group’s digital versions of their print content, conveniently and in real time, via their smartphones.
Airtel IoT is an end-to-end platform with the capability to connect and manage billions of devices and applications in a highly secure and seamless fashion.
MTN, Cameroon’s leading telecommunications company, is pleased to announce the launch of its new brand campaign dubbed “Unbeatable with MTN, the indomitable network”.
ZTE Corporation, the international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, announced it has implemented Africa's first live 3G/4G/5G Tri-RAT dynamic spectrum sharing solution.
Covid-19 has accelerated the rate of digital technology adoption around the world, but also revealed the depth of the digital divide worldwide.
[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Africans are increasingly using eCommerce in response to COVID-19 restrictions
Ten countries are responsible for 94% of all online business in Africa. South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, Algeria, and Kenya together account for 78% of total marketplace traffic.
Telkom Kenya has today announced that two of its senior colleagues Steve Okeyo and Kris Senanu are leaving the company after two and five years respectively
[Kenya] Safaricom selects Ericsson's microwave transport solution to boost mobile broadband coverage
Safaricom has chosen Ericsson to supply microwave solutions based on the E-band platform to achieve multi Gbps backhaul capacity for mobile broadband nationwide coverage in Kenya.
Vodacom Group, Vodafone Foundation contribute €4.2 million to support Covid-19 vaccine roll-out across Africa
The contribution will buy cold-chain technology and provide logistics support to help to ensure the safe delivery of Covid-19 vaccines that need to be stored at extremely cold temperatures.
The Chief Executive Officer for Mobile Money Limited, Eli Hini has ruled out the use of proxies in withdrawing cash from any MTN Mobile Money Account in the country.
Female leaders of farming cooperatives in Rwanda have been given smartphones to sensitize farmers on agriculture best practices under the #ConnectRwanda initiative.
Vodacom is reducing pricing on certain 30-day data bundles by up to 14% as part of its ongoing commitment to reduce the cost to communicate and connect more people to the digital economy.
Connecting women to the digital economy is critical to driving further economic growth and innovation on the African continent.
Cell C has been appointed as one of the preferred service providers to the South African government for the delivery of mobile communication services. This is for the period 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2026.
National Treasury has awarded Vodacom Business with a new mobile communication services contract. The partnership with the government will run for another five years.
Smile Telecoms Holdings Ltd., a Pan-African telecommunications group with operations in Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has announced that its RP (Restructuring Plan) has been approved and agreed with the lenders.
South Africa’s National Treasury RT15 bid evaluation committee has appointed MTN SA as a service provider to government, through its new mobile communication services contract, known as RT15-2021.
As the global digital economy expands, and with Covid-19 changing the way we conduct business, Digital Identity is becoming increasingly important.
Developed by Orange, the program aims to offer African culture, in all its forms, an opportunity to shine and to strengthen the local presence of the Orange brand in Africa.
Brightskies and Alexandria University secure EGP 5million fund to develop electrical powertrain system in Egypt
The funding underscores Egypt’s plans of using the largest possible percentage of local components in the automotive sector as well as focusing on reducing CO2 emissions and having more sustainable and green public transportation means, which will positively impact the overall environment and air quality.
Orange Cameroon has extended its Network as a Service (NAAS) contract with NuRAN Wireless to add a further 120 sites to its footprint in the market.
MTN Nigeria has launched a new unified customer engagement platform, EnGauge, designed to enable small-to-medium enterprise business owners to seamlessly administer transactions with customers, potentially increasing their productivity significantly.
In its recently held AGM, Vodafone Egypt approved a dividend of EGP 2 billion, of which Telecom Egypt’s share amounts to cEGP 0.9 billion.
Vodacom is implementing water saving strategies across its property portfolio by introducing water-wise gardens and a rainwater harvest dam on its Midrand campus.
Ericsson has launched a new network programmability tool, called 5G Core Policy Studio, to enable communications service providers (CSPs) to more easily capture 5G revenue through offering differentiation.
Global technology brand, OPPO today announced that its Reno5 Pro 5G and Reno5 5G smartphones have been selected as the designated smartphones for PUBG MOBILE Esports in the Middle East and Africa region.
Liquid Telecom, which this week changed its name, has expanded its terrestrial fibre network to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for the first time.
IFC and Orange Money Madagascar signed an agreement to help the company accelerate the expansion of its mobile money services in Madagascar and increase financial inclusion in the country, particularly among women and those living in rural areas.
Airtel Africa plc announced the signing of an agreement under which The Rise Fund, the global impact investing platform of leading alternative investment firm TPG, will invest $200 million in Airtel Mobile Commerce BV.
Telkom has reviewed its flagship Combo bundle Mzito, giving its subscribers data and minutes at competitive pricing.
Telecom operators in Nigeria have been asked to suspend their planned withdrawal of banks' USSD services. The operators had decided to suspend USSD services over a N42 billion debt owed by banks
Orange Egypt and Tabarak Development transform real estate project 90 Avenue into an Integrated Smart Compound
Orange Egypt, a provider of integrated telecommunications services, has signed a cooperation agreement with Tabarak Development, the real estate developer in Egypt.
The Board of Directors of Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) Plc, a mobile network in Malawi, has announced the appointment of Arnold Kweyani Mbwana as the new Chief Executive Officer of Telekom Networks Malawi Plc.
Orange Côte d'Ivoire has launched new fiber optic offers intended for both individuals and businesses.
Liquid Telecom rebrands to Liquid Intelligent Technologies, expands to a consolidated technology group
Liquid Intelligent Technologies, a pan-African technology group, announced the culmination of its extensive business transformation from being a telecommunications and digital services provider to a full one-stop-shop technology group.
Kenyan based startup Ajua has partnered with MTN Nigeria to launch EnGauge, a digital eCommerce customer engagement management mobile app to support SMEs.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has approved the transaction and assigned the frequency to MTN Nigeria.
Africa’s mobile operator has also announced its re-positioned strategy – Ambition 2025 – to accelerate growth and unlock the value of its infrastructure assets and platforms.
Orange Telecom company launched the 11th edition of the Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East
Through the 11th edition of the Social Venture Prize, Orange, as a committed operator, seeks to contribute to the socio-economic development of Africa, support social and environmental innovation and encourage entrepreneurship
MTN Group has announced the appointment of Chika Ekeji as Executive: Strategy and Transformation as part of plans to further bolster management capacity to accelerate the Group’s strategic ambitions.
Huawei officially launched its HUAWEI Women Developers (HWD) program, which aims to empower women developers to create applications and tools that can change the world.
Telkom Kenya has today reviewed tariffs for its mobile money service T-Kash. The company says all Person-to-Person transactions below KSh 100 will nowremain zero-rated.
Safaricom has unveiled the second edition of the ‘Browse Bila Waas’ campaign that will see customers enjoy free 500MB daily bonus data with every purchase of a personalized no-expiry data bundle.
Telkom Kenya has reviewed its welcome offer for pre-paid customers joining the Network for the first time.
Looking at some Kenyan companies that have established a firm footing in both emerging and international markets through realising their digital ambitions, here’s what I think we can learn from their successes.
It will connect coastal and landlocked African countries to Europe through the company’s widespread terrestrial and subsea infrastructure.
Safaricom has partnered with the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) to roll out a smart mobile payment solution for students of tertiary institutions to access and utilise their loans and bursaries.
Vodacom DRC and Mondia, a private mobile technology company have announced the rollout of the Mum & Baby maternal health service across the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Following launches in Tunisia and Senegal, Ethiopia will be home to the third Orange Digital Center in Africa and the Middle East.
Nigeria’s telecommunications industry, regulated by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), is one of the sectors whose performance lifted the country out of recession in the fourth quarter of 2020.
IFC invested in a bond issued by a subsidiary of Liquid Telecommunications Holdings, which will allow the telecoms and technology solutions company to expand access to broadband Internet and digital and cloud services across Africa.
Equinix, Inc., the world's digital infrastructure company™, and Vodafone have aannounced a plan to build a new subsea hub in Genoa, called GN1.
The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), a Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) company, has committed to buy up to $50 million of a bond issue by Liquid Telecommunications
Smile Telecoms Holdings Ltd., a Pan-African telecommunications group with operations in Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, announced after its board meeting, significant changes in the leadership of the Group's board and management.
5G will provide the connectivity for the fourth industrial revolution which will completely alter the way we live, work and play. 5G will also make it a sustainable revolution according to Nokia.
The Ethiopia Communication Authority(ECA) has denied claims that it has shortlisted six firms selected to bid for one of two telco licenses in Ethiopia
As the impacts of climate change become increasingly visible around the world, MTN believes in the benefits of a healthy planet and has pledged its commitment to achieve net zero emissions by 2040.
The global spend on digital transformation is estimated to have grown by 10.4% in 2020, according to IDC, and around 89% of companies are on track with their digital-first business strategies, says IDG.
Africa needs 1000MW and 700 facilities to meet growing demand and bring the rest of the continent onto level terms with the capacity and density of South Africa
[Column] Akinwale Goodluck: How Successful Spectrum Awards Can Accelerate Digital Agendas Across Africa
Spectrum licensing decisions, and pricing in particular, play a crucial role in accelerating the adoption of mobile services and providing better networks and services for consumers and businesses.
MTN Rwanda is considering setting up an independent company to take on and operate its financial technology operations.
During the last year alone, we have seen a number of organisations become the latest victims of targeted cyber-attacks and large-scale data breaches, ultimately bringing business to their knees.
Ericsson and T-Systems, a subsidiary of the Deutsche Telekom Group, are offering fully integrated campus network solutions to partners worldwide.
MTN Group has unveiled its a new Employee Value Proposition (EVP) entitled “Live Inspired” to drive agility, flexibility and future fit skills for its workforce.
The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has, in partnership with local telecommunications service providers, launched an interactive portal aimed at creating a safer online environment for children.
The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) announced it successfully transitioned to a new state of the art broker connectivity solution powered by Safaricom as the technology partner.
Orange Egypt, provider of integrated telecommunications services, has been certified as “Top Employer for 2021” in Egypt and Africa for the seventh year in a row by the global Top Employers institute.
Orange Business Services, a network-native digital services company, has announced that it will design and build a new data center to provide cloud services for Egypt’s ‘New Administrative Capital'.
MTN has announced that it has concluded an agreement to sell, and thereby fully exit, its 20% shareholding in Belgacom International Carrier Services SA (BICS) to Proximus NV/SA.
[South Africa] Vodacom commits R10 million to new Gender-Based Violence and Femicide Response Fund 1
Vodacom has pledged R10 million to fund a private sector-led, multi-sectoral Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) Response Fund 1 to support the implementation of the National Strategic Plan (NSP), and the wider GBVF response in the country.
On the evening of 23 March, South Africans gathered around their television sets to listen to arguably the most important announcement of this year. At the time, the nation was on edge.
This 10,000 km cable will provide 8 fiber pairs to connect Africa and the Middle East eastward to Pakistan and westward to Europe, increasing the available transmission capacity between Asia and Europe.
NEC Corporation has announced it has been selected by Orange Egypt to provide additional units of iPASOLINK EX Advanced, NEC's outdoor, integrated, ultra-compact microwave radio system supporting 70-80 GHz band communications.
MediaTek, the world’s fourth largest global fabless semiconductor company, reiterated its commitment towards providing new-age technology solutions to enable the roll out of future ready smartphones in the South African market.
For over 70% of telecom operators, stores and call-centres are still the dominant distribution channels despite the unprecedented connectivity and e-transaction demand across the globe brought in by the Covid-19 pandemic.
[Kenya] Safaricom collaborates with Forward Travelers to offer digital fare collection solution to commuters
The service is powered by Simple Fare, a mobile and financial integration technology developed by Netcen Interactives. Simple Fare enables a commuter to pay fare through Lipa Na M-PESA with the payment immediately reflecting to the bus crew’s phones.
Orange announced the launch of its new communication campaign focused on uses made possible by the 5G network, to raise the general public’s awareness of the sheer breadth of 5G use cases and areas of application.
Pan-African telecoms group, Liquid Telecom, has announced a strategic acquisition of the Middle East & African operations of Quattro Business Solutions (QBS), a player in the fast-growing ecosystem of Microsoft Dynamics partners.
In a unique public private partnership, MTN, Africa’s mobile network, has announced a donation of US$25 million to support the African Union’s COVID-19 vaccination programme.
Ooredoo Algeria has deployed Nokia’s cloud-native Core software to cost effectively strengthen its network performance and reliability, and to strategically position itself for the future and the launch of new services to meet customer needs.
The innovation targets schools, landlords, utilities and other businesses with repeat payments, offering a platform where they can present and receive pending payments from customers, and issue electronic receipts.
3G and 4G base transceiver stations (BTS) deployment in Nigeria has increased from 30,000 to 53,460. This is according data reeled out by the Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission.
Alphabet has announced that it is shutting down its balloon-powered mobile Internet service, Loon in Kenya. Loon is also winding down as a company for lack of sustainability.
As part of its ongoing commitment to prevent Gender-Based Violence (GBV), Vodacom has zero-rated its Bright Sky SA app, which was launched in November last year.
MIGA issues $25.6m in guarantees to Escotel Mauritius for solar power generation in Sierra Leone and Liberia
MIGA, a member of the World Bank Group, issued guarantees of up to $25.6 million to Escotel Mauritius covering its investments in solar power generation in Sierra Leone and Liberia for a period of up to ten years.
Kenya’s ICT sector has seen a 10.8% average annual growth since 2016, making it one of the fastest-growing tech environments on the continent.